This tutorial will hopefully help inspire you to create your own custom wallpapers and produce a great results in the GIMP.
Cosmic Wallpaper in GIMP
Scaling Background Image
c. Noise (Optional background)
2. Light Stream – Brush
Light Stream - Brush
3. Motion Blur
4. Scale – Rotate
Rotate 45 Degrees
5. Add Colour
Add Colour Gradient
Add Layer Mask to Colour
6. Masking Light Stream
Masking Light Stream
7. Adding Clouds/Nebula
8. Adding a Lens Flare
Adding Lens Flare
9. Adding an Ubuntu Logo (Optional)
Adding an Ubuntu Logo
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To fill the background in with black(1.c):
1. Use the Paint Bucket Tool
2. Select your colour (Black), as the Foreground colour
3. Then *Click* on your “Background” Layer – make sure you have selected that layer!
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can’t get past step C becasue it doesnt tell me how to fill the background layer in black
Okay :) Thanks !
The font I used for the title was ‘Braggadocio’ a kind of stencil font from Photoshop!
I hope that helps, thanks,
What was the font you used ?
this is step 5. which is where you make a new layer: set the Mode to Overlay (on the layers tab), then select the gradient ‘Full Saturation Spectrum’ and apply the linear gradient across the light stream using the Blend Tool. Click Screenshot to enlarge.
If you need any other help please comment!
Guide me in creating blends.
Please tell me as to how to create the spectrum layer in cosmic wallpaper.
Wow, that was cool. Here is a bunch of really good GIMP tutorials which I think are really good. http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/08/top-15-gimp-tutorials-from-around-web.html
Thanks for the correction!
In step 8 need set layer mode to Screen.
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