Fake Vecoring in GIMP

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How to make a fake vector in GIMP. Not a real vector, but something that looks like it :D


We have ourselfs a image of Mariah, you can save and open into GIMP, just to do it as you read it :D

Step one.
Open the image in GIMP.

Step two.
I usually make the image all nice, like go around the edges of her hair and erase the little blobs that appear is crappy pictures.

Step three.
Go to Filters>>Blur>>Selective Gaussian Blur. And then have the settings some where around these, in the following comparison of the original and previewed image:

Step four. Click ok and save!!


You can take it an extra step, and go around the hair, and get the little blobs. Pixely blobs, or smooth looking blobs are just horrible, remove of them, completely :P

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he/she's using it on ubuntu linux.

By Maccabee on Jan 30, 2009 12:20 am

very nice but on the 2nd step what do u do?

By xdestinyleex on Jul 8, 2008 4:25 pm

is this the mac version of gimp?

By letthemeatcake on Jun 27, 2008 10:32 pm

Nevermind, I was asking because I couldn't find selective blur, but I found it, I was just overlooking it, lol

By brandis2011 on Dec 30, 2007 6:59 pm

What version of gimp do you have and what are you using it on? Mac, Windows?

By brandis2011 on Dec 30, 2007 6:57 pm

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Author blooming-imagination View profile
Submitted on Sep 9, 2007
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Approved on Sep 10, 2007

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