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Postby MicVash » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:53 pm

I had seen that someone mentioned something about using Gimp for image editing, specifically stat cards. It's a really really good program, basically photoshop caliber, and best of all its free. And then just my luck, I had all ready downloaded it a long time ago! So I thought I'd mess around with some of my unit pics. I'm very fond of this artistic render effect. :D

Shrike Bike
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Raptor Hoverbike
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Formation (Yes, I do have 6 of them)
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A Walk Through Downtown
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Enjoy!
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:58 pm

I'm impressed, you managed to make your already awesome army even cooler. For the last picture, did you just draw that cityscape?
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Postby MicVash » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:09 pm

Bonn-o-Tron wrote:I'm impressed, you managed to make your already awesome army even cooler. For the last picture, did you just draw that cityscape?


Muhaha! Thank you.

Ha, so the effect really worked! It DOES look drawn! I applied the same techniques to the pics of my models. I knew I wanted a cityscape background so I just went to google images and searched through that. After a couple of different tries (post apoc, apoc, halo), I searched Gears of War and wound up with some cool pics.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:12 pm

I see, it's just that it goes so well with the model that I figured you drew it or something else I can't think of right now.
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Postby Leonardo812 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:40 am

Wow. Those are sweet.

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Postby Rody » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:03 am

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Postby pesgores » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:30 pm

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Postby Doodleshark » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:21 pm

Sick pics, yo.
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Postby piltogg » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:48 pm

links to where this GIMP thing might be downloaded plox
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Postby Blitzen » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:11 pm

gimp.org

Google will seriously not kill you.

I'm interested in how you got these pictures. Share plox?
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Postby Adean » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:19 pm

Those are some pretty cool effects. I think that one could have a wider range of options in Photoshop though. However, that's a very effective alternative. Nice work!
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Postby CreatioNZ » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:21 pm

Adean wrote:Those are some pretty cool effects. I think that one could have a wider range of options in Photoshop though. However, that's a very effective alternative. Nice work!


true but photoshop has the expensive price slapped onto it, so free Gimp does the trick. :D
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Postby Adean » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:54 pm

CreatioNZ wrote:
Adean wrote:Those are some pretty cool effects. I think that one could have a wider range of options in Photoshop though. However, that's a very effective alternative. Nice work!


true but photoshop has the expensive price slapped onto it, so free Gimp does the trick. :D


True, what I originally wanted to write was "a thrifty and effective alternative" However, I didn't want to make it sound like I think that people on BrikWars are cheap. I mean, look at how much we invest in custom minifigs! That ain't cheap... :shock:
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Postby Rayhawk » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:40 am

Adean wrote:I didn't want to make it sound like I think that people on BrikWars are cheap. I mean, look at how much we invest in custom minifigs! That ain't cheap... :shock:

Or our rulebooks!
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Postby King of Brix » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:20 pm

Read my new battle report. There's a small discussion about how GIMP is better than Photoshop in one of the many areas where I got sidetracked. Nice pictures, by the way. Dan would kill to be able to do this, however, he's terrible with photoshop and GIMP alike.
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