I wanted to do something a little different this time.
As you scroll down, you'll see the graphic stripped layer by layer. Hope this gives you a better visual understanding of how I pull together an image...
Here are the sources for the images used in my
"Thurbers' Kitchen Soap" graphic:
*Home and Heart*
*The Graphics Fairy*
I also use free software to create my images.
It's called GIMP, and can be downloaded here.
All graphics from this post are
free for your personal use ~ Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
Megan, I'm amazed! that's all I can think to say:) Again, simply enchanting! I do appreciate the step by step lay-out, It helps me understand a little more how you do these!ReplyDelete
Hi Janet :) I'm so glad this helped you visualize what I do... it's all about layers! As for the other technical aspects, it's much easier for me to do than explain... but I think the same could be said for poetry, right?Delete
thanks for sharing your process! I've heard of GIMP but never used it.ReplyDelete
You're welcome! I've never used any other program, but I'm very pleased with it, especially since it didn't cost me anything :)Delete
Your work is beautiful...I need to retire and spend time learning to do creative things like this! Maybe this summer I'll try a few simple things.♥♫ReplyDelete
Thank you Marilyn! Never thought I'd figure out how to create digital art... so glad I tried it! Summer is always a good time to try new things :)Delete
I'm so impressed! I've downloaded GIMP, but haven't gotten a grasp on how to use it yet. After seeing what you've done here, I'm going to give it another try. ":o)ReplyDelete
That's great! If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask :) Here some tips for functions I use all the time. Hope you find them helpful:Delete
1. As soon as you open GIMP, select 'File', then New. Click on Template, then select US letter. This gives you a standard size "sheet of paper" to work with. If you need to crop the image later, it's no problem.
2. If you want to add a second graphic to your first, go to 'File' and select Open layers. Then to be able to blend it, go to 'Layers' and select Transparency. Click on Add Alpha Channel. Now when you erase, you'll see the image underneath instead of solid white.
3. To change the size of a graphic, go to 'Layer' and select Scale Layer... I use this all the time in order to get the right proportions.
Don't forget to check out my Pinterest free graphics categories for inspiration :) Have a great day!
Hello again, Megan. Thank you for these lovely images! You are so generous.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sheila ~ makes me happy to know others appreciate what I create :)Delete
Your creative skills are amazing!! Thank you for the breakdown. Just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
You are a talented lady. More importantly, a generous spirit! I am in awe of what you create especially in GIMP. I always thought one had to be Photoshop Guru to make these. You have given me hope and your images are so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing them.ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! I'm "grabbing" all your round tags and I'm going to make coasters for my mom with them. Well maybe for myself too. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
The pansies are exceptional and will make a wonderful card.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful flowers.JeannieD