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Polly Wan’a Cracker

Been trying out some new stuff, first one was an attempt at creating a word picture I guess, I have no idea if these things have a proper name.

The original picture can be found here. I used it because I took the photo myself and it’s one of the few that I actually have access to at the moment.

The photo was selected with the ellipse tool in Gimp and a feather of 100 pixels.

I then took the ipsum lorem generated words and a white background selected the words and inverted the selection, cut that out and pasted it on top of the picture.

The second picture I’ve done was more of a straight follow of a tutorial¬†that I came across, with a few tweaks.

The parrot I got from here.

The flowers from here and here.

The paper from here.

Been having a lot of fun in between trying to come up with a logo for this blog. Now that’s tricky, following tutorials is pretty simple in comparison to be honest. When I next get the time I think I’m just going to sit down with gimp and play with different filters.

Been looking at the cost of new computers and wondering if I should just get a Mac. Seems to be the Graphics Design industry standard and I don’t totally hate them.

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Inspire Poster

Went back to one of the tutorials I saw an age ago and never really got around to having a go at.

I used everything the guy in the tutorial uses so same credits as that except for the following.

The font is Super Retro which I modified quite heavily.

I also added the German flag gradient as I thought it add a little more depth and interest to the rainbow gradient.

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Shading a Circle

So I’ve been messing around in inkscape and something I’ve always had trouble with is shading a circle, I mean drawing by hand.

Was trying to do it in a certain style just now and came up with the following.

Now this is alright but I’ve never been a big fan of the chunky gradient style of shading. Also I drew the colours and then placed the black ring around it which is probably a big no-no when it comes to Inkscape, just a gut feeling.

So I thought about it a little more and I came up with this.

How I did it? Pretty simple, make a black circle using the circle making tool.

Duplicate the circle with Ctrl+D and change the colour to white.

Click on the Gradient button and then make it slightly larger, move it up and right slightly and you have a perfectly shaded circle. Simples.

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