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

BEGINNING IMAGE:

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!!

ENDING IMAGE:


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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