Some comments on my last post about it revealed that other people are using it, and callisto_22 pointed out that there are relatively few resources for GIMP users. I'm going to post a few links that I have found to be helpful in learning to do various cool things with it. These are good ones for the old version, 1.2.5. The newer version, 2.0, is a LOT like photoshop. I would go through these tutorials to learn the mechanics of GIMP, and then just play around with the new one to see what it can do. I made all of my icons with it, including the animated ones.
If you know of other links, please comment.
Grokking the GIMP--This is the most comprehensive tutorial I have found on the GIMP. The downside is that if you are just looking for how to do a certain effect, you have to sort through a bunch of information.
mmmaybe.gimp.org--Lots of information on how to do things like use quickmask, create brushes and make icons. Again, this is for version 1.2.5.
Sam's Teach Yourself GIMP in 24 Hours--I think this is the most useful one. The link is to hour 14, "Dazzling Text Effects," but you can access the rest from that page.
tutorial on how to use Sinedots II
Does anyone know what the problem is?
[Edit: Oh, and how to fix it would be lovely too. ;P ]
My dilemma: When fading and tweening, my icon takes on a pale checkerboard pattern between frames as it fades into the tweened frames and then to the next actual frame.
I'd wanted to let the text fade in and out in this icon that I've posted with, but that checkerboard pattern kept appearing, so I took the fade out altogether. Any ideas how to avoid that, so I can make the icon the way I really wanted it? Does it have something to do with the way the icon frames were made or saved, or is it something else?
Thanks for the help. This community is awesome!
I don't know if there's already an entry on this but I didn't see any. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and I was curious on how to make the text move like this one:
Thank you in advance.