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Create Transparent Text with GIMP’s Xach Effect

How to Create Transparent Text with GIMP's Xach EffectThere are times when you add solid text on to an image and the beauty of the image is hidden. Especially the pictures of Nature or a beautiful artwork with detailed intricate patterns and engravings, you don’t want them concealed by solid text. The solution to get around this is to create transparent text by using Xach effect in GIMP. I like transparent text, it is like water you can see thru it. There are complex tutorials with tedious steps showing you how to make the text transparent by using masking layer, that is not needed. You can implement this cool effect in few easy steps by using this simple tutorial without the need for masking layer. Here’s how continue>>

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GIMP’s Xach Effect for ink-saving stencils

How to make stencil with Xach Effect in GIMPI happen to be a not-so-active member of an online GIMP forum, a user had this question. I have shared my answer there. But, then I felt the need to share the answer here as well, incase anyone wants to apply this effect. This blog seems like a good broadcasting platform for sharing this type of stuff. My first response would be to urge everyone to manually draw the letter by hand without opting for a stencil, however if one is still inclined to use a graphic editor tool for this task, I would suggest using GIMP to accomplish this. Here’s how continue>>

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Color & enhance hand-drawn art using GIMP

color-enhance-GIMPDrawing and painting by hand on paper is more enjoyable than drawing with mouse and keyboard on a monitor with virtual colors. I like to draw free-hand on paper and then further color/enhance thru GIMP. There are many benefits of doing this , first & foremost it doesn’t strain your eyes, second you can feel the invigorating colors in your hand and third you feel like a true artist!  Here’s how you can do it too thru GIMP continue>>

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GIMP Tutorial on Canvas Texture

flower-canvas-vaseRemember we created a mosaic flower vase, in one of our previous posts. As continuation of the same, I would like to share with you, how to canvasize it. With few simple mouse clicks, you can virtually create an impressive canvas version of any picture you like. All this is possible with GIMP. Here’s how! continue>>

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GIMP Tutorial on Mosaic Effect

mosaic-flower-vaseI love handmade-mosaic earthenware. It has a certain charm, which cannot be found in perfectly arranged, geometrically uniform, cookie-cutter tiles. Here’s how, you can virtually create that mosaic effect in images, with a few mouse-clicks, thru this GIMP tutorial! continue>>

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