I’ll show you how to make an abstract wave, its really simple!
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a cool wave with some colour. Made in GIMP.
Redone in GIMP, original idea from Fabio:abduzeedo.com
Begin by opening up Gimp –> making a 1600 x 1200 with 300dpi page and its transparency.
opening up Gimp
Now grab the paint bucket and fill it black:
fill it black
Now select a colour (mine is FG:Blue BG:Black).
select a colour
Then use the Gradient Tool (set to FG or FG and BG) and set to Radial.
Then do a stroke like below (middle to bottom right corner):
Should look like this:
Now create a new layer (call it: Lines):
Create a new layer
Then go Filters –> Render –> Clouds –> Solid Noise:
Then choose Seed: Randomize , Turbelant, Detail: 15, X: 16 Y: 0.1
Then grab the lasso tool and draw a wavy outline, should look like this:
Draw a wavy outline
Then go Selection –> Invert or (Ctrl + I):
Selection --> Invert
Now press Delete!
Now create a New Layer, name it Colour:
Then grab the Gradient Tool (Linear), and set to Full Colour Spectrum, and set to Overlay
Gradient Tool: Overlay
Stroke across the wave, like below:
Stroke across the wave
Should be like this:
Now Selection –> Deselect or (Ctrl + Shift + A)
Selection --> Deselect
Add some text (mine: scottphotographics.com)
Add your text
Now apply some Filters –> Sharpen –> Unsharp Mask
And that’s it!
I hope you like it and credit goes to Fabio: abduzeedo.com
The final result!