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Gimp script-fu Pixels!

Gimp script-fu Pixels!

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    Use the script "Pixels!" for a retro pixel image composition in Gimp.
    The following requirements must be met:

    Gimp 2.8.18
    Download Gimp
    2 layers must be available "background", "area-brush"
    Please read the following tutorial
    LayerFX
    LayerFX for 2.8 (Python-Fu)

    1. Installation

    unpack the archive
    The .zip archive from GitHub is structured (folder hierarchy) as you find it in their local Gimp install directory. Copy all files/ folders in this directory "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0" or use Gimp User Folder "C:\Users\Your User Name\.gimp-2.8\"
    Now start Gimp
    template
    for a quick start, you can use the template "pixels.001.xcf"

    Prepare the picture

    Open an image of your choice (RGB, RGBA)
    good results I have conceded with image sizes of 2500px and higher (picture 1)
    create a new layer ("area-brush") and "mask" your object (picture 2)

    Please pay attention to the correct spelling of all 2 layers "background" and "area-brush" (picture 2).

    3. start Script

    paintbrush setting

    • make the following paintbrush settings (picture 5, circled in red) "Apply Jitter" before running the script. At a value between 12-20 you achieve very good results.

    • picture 5
      picture 5

    Calling the script

    • " / Script-Fu / Pixels! Effect / Pixels! ..."
      (picture 6)

    • picture 6
      picture 6

    4. The script window

    • picture 7
      picture 7
      • Add background:
        Select here the background color for the new image.
      • Pattern:
        Select the size of the pixel pattern
      • Run Interactive Mode?
        (expert mode)
      • Undo Mode?
        depending on the computer performance. Tip: Save your picture before you run the script so you can revert your picture ("File / Revert")
    Now you can run the script with "OK"
    Depending on the size of your image could take several minutes.
    The script in action:
    youtube.com
    inspired by Pixels (Photoshop action script).
    If you benefit from my work, please, support my work.
    Download on GitHub
    Last modified on Saturday, 19 November 2016 14:37
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