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
- Download Gimp
- 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).
- 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
Calling the script
4. The script window
- 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).
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