Friday, 6 November 2015

True to the craft

This started as an exercise on how to vectorise and simplify shapes with an image of a hand. I had a few revelations in the process. The watercoloureffect of the hand was not what i was aiming for, but it looks good to me anyway.
Most of it was done in Gimp and then traced in Inkscape.
Also i added the banner, concentric circles and sunrays in Inkscape.
The grungeeffects were made in Gimp. 
The texture on the green background is an image of marble. 
The distress was made with a layermask.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Bleed


I found this amazing blog with tons of scans of old matchboxes, and each of it screamed Inkscape at me.


I made the pattern of rectangles in Inkscape, but all the fake inkbleed was done with the Distort Selection script in Gimp.

The inkbleed on the 3D text is actually a G'MIC filter ('ColoredPencils'). Same with the paper texture. The lines are again a rotated grid, treated with techniques i showed in my last two tutorials.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Do you like Texture ? Part:2 [distress your lines !]

Another way of getting grungy lines is using the Distort Selection script.
Unfortunately this script has no preview, so using it is not very intuitive.


Therefor i will show you in todays tutorial how different values applied to the selection look like.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Do you like Texture ? Part:1 [grunge your text !]

Here is a little routine i came up with for making black and white, dirty, grungy looking text.
It works best with thin, sans serif fonts that look handwritten.


Monday, 6 July 2015

Gold & Grunge


Chalk effect done with a layermask.
Swirly ornament came out of a sweaty Inkscape orgy. More information and research here, download here.

The texteffect is a cross between Ombré and the Rounded Steps Contour (with Double Ring Curve)

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Vector Sunburst [Inkscape]

In this tutorial i will show you how to create a sunburst in Inkscape version 0.92.

This effect also goes by the name of sunrays, radial rays or rising sun.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

G'MIC - Engraved

Great new filter in G'MIC !

Apart from Engraved, i also used Couleurs metalliques for the background, Sepia for the colour toning and Ellipsionism for the texture on the face.

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