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Gimp script-fu Sci-Fi

Sci-fi Script turns your photos into futuristic "Sci-Fi" composition.
The following requirements must be met:

Gimp 2.8.16
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3 layers must be available "background", "sci-fi-brush", "area-brush"
Please read the following tutorial
LayerFX for 2.8 (Python-Fu)
2 brushes are not included in the download-package and must be downloaded separately.
You can also use your own paintbrush. For this you just change the paintbrush name (picture 7).

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
for a quick start, you can use the template "skull.sci-fi.004.xcf"

2. Prepare the picture

Open an image of your choice (RGB, RGBA)
good results I have conceded with image sizes of 2500px and higher
create a new layer ("area-brush") and "mask" your object (picture 1) then create a another transparent layer ("sci-fi-brush") and drawing with the paintbrush tool where you want to apply the hexagon effect. (picture 2)

Please pay attention to the correct spelling of all 3 layers "background", "area-brush" and "sci-fi-brush" (picture 3). Please also note that the layer "area-brush" is automatically tailored layer (autocrop layer). (picture 4)

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 3-6 you achieve very good results.

  • picture 5
    picture 5

Calling the script

  • " / Script-Fu / Sci-Fi Effect / Sci-fi ..."
    (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.
    • (1) Colour:
      Base color of paintbrush
    • (2) Colour:
      is used within the "sci-fi-brush" layer and be in the backdrop for brushes (slightly darker than the base color)
    • (2) Glow:
      the glow over the "sci-fi-brush" layer
    • Hexagon Amount:
      Number of hexagons that are randomly generated.
      (greatest value: number * 10, smallest value: number + 30)
    • Gradient:
      English ("FG to Transparent (en)") or German ("VG nach Transparent (de)") is supported
    • (1) Brush name:
      generated abstract backdrop (picture 8)
    • (2) Brush name:
      creates a glow over the "sci-fi-brush" layer (picture 9)
    • (3) Brush name:
      generated abstract circle (picture 10)
    • 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:
inspired by Sci-fi (Photoshop action script).
If you benefit from my work, please, support my work.
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