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Gimp. Lesson 6. How to create a 3D effect


In this article, you will learn how to create a 3D photo effect in the Gimp editor.

About Gimp

Gimp is a free photo editing program , which is a good analogue of the graphics editor Adobe Photoshop .

Also, Gimp is a powerful graphics editor that allows you to edit and save images on your computer in all popular formats.

Benefits of the Gimp

  • Gimp can replace the popular paid image editor - Adobe Photoshop for most photo editing tasks.
  • Ability to edit the finished image, create a new one by using the toolbar. Creating animated images ( graphic format gif);
  • Even a beginner can handle editor control;
  • Available in English and USA;
  • Fully customizable interface .

For information on how to free download the Gimp program, its installation and interface, read the article "An overview of the Gimp graphical editor".

How to create a 3D effect

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a volumetric photo. The result should be pretty impressive.

In order for you to succeed, follow the instructions in order:

Step 1. Open Gimp and load the photo you want to work with.

As an example, we use the following image:

Step 2. Using the " Free Selection " tool located in the left toolbar of the graphics editor, select the area that will look out of the photo:

Step 3. Right-click on the selection and select: " Selection " - " Feather " to make the edges of the selection a little softer.

Step 4. In the right layer panel, create a new transparent layer and paste the selection into it.

Note : Any changes will be visible only directly on the layers in the right panel, everything will be the same in the workspace.

Step 5. Now we need to draw a photo frame from which our lion will jump out. We do this with the Rectangular Selection tool found in the left Gimp toolbar. Using the " Perspective " tool on the left toolbar, slightly transform the selection (for believability) as follows:

Be sure to set the tool mode to " Selection ".

Step 6. Create a new transparent layer, place it above all other layers in the panel " Layers " - " Brushes " using the usual dragging with the mouse. After that, paint the selection white with the Fill tool.

Step 7. Create another transparent layer and place it above the original layer in the panel on the right.

Step 8. Right-click on the selected area, select " Selection " - " Invert " and fill the area with black, to get it like this:

Step 9. Re-invert the selection and go to the layer on which we created the frame. Right-click on the selected area, select: " Selection " - " Reduce ". In the window that appears, set the parameter 15 and click " Ok ". Delete the selected area by pressing the key (on your keyboard) Del and deselect: " Selection " - " Unselect ".

Here's what happened:

Step 10. Use the Eraser tool and remove the part of the frame that divides the animal in half.

Step 11. Using the " Filters " tool located in the top menu bar of the Gimp program, create a shadow for the layer with the frame from the photo (" Filter "-" Light and shadow "-" Cast a shadow ").

Step 12. The last step is to go to the layer where we worked with the background (painted it black).

We need to fill it with white. This is the result:

Any imperfections and uneven edges, if any, can be corrected with the Brush or Eraser tool.

Save the result in the following way: " File " - " Export ". In the window that appears, specify the file name and the desired image format.

Note : If you select " File " - " Save " or " Save As ", the image will be saved in .gmp format and when opened it will run in the graphical editor window.

Administration of the site WorldOfTopics.RU expresses gratitude for the article to the author of Snejoke .

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