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Tutorial: Create a simple waved stripe

Written by · Created on Mar 25, 2009, last updated over 3 years ago CC BY-NC License
Create a simple waved stripe

Motivation

This is a simple tutorial showing you how to make a nice waved stripe in GIMP that can be used for lots of different thinks such as forum sigs, wallpapers, website-header etc.

Tutorial details

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    Good, before you start with this tutorial, notice that I’m from Belgium, and I use the GIMP in Dutch, so I’ll have to translate some things, hope it’ll be clear. Open GIMP and create a new image. The width and height need to be the same, here I’ll use 1920×1920 (pixels).

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    Go to filters – render – fractal explorer, then go to “fractals” and choose “Saturn”, press ok. Then go to colors – desaturate – second option

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    Make a new, transparent layer and fill it in with a colour, here I use #009cfd (blue) but you can choose whatever colour you like, red, green, orange… Then go to layer mode and choose overlay. Click CTRL+M (or use Image / Merge Image) to merge the image into one remaining layer.

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    Then use free selection tool (3rd selection from left) and cut the middle lines out (see screenshot if you don’t understand). Or cut the two big ones out of your picture.

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    Now use the “Color picker tool”. Well, just use it and fill, select left side color first and fill the white with the “bucket fill tool”. The rest of the image should be filled with the right colour. (Notice that the colours on the right and the left side aren’t the same)

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    You’ll see you have some white borders, fill them in with the right colour and you’re done!

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bananenschale
about 4 years ago

good tut! i decorated my stripe with the sparks-brush afterwards on a new layer and set it to soft light, loks really good

Faus member for over 5 years Faus 1 comment
about 5 years ago

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/072/b/4/Long_lightning_by_Trash_lyric.png

Here you can find a waved stripe 1920x1920 px, you're free to download it and use it wherever you want

neil
about 5 years ago

I think this tutorial is really helpful for me to make a nice waved stripe in GIMP. Thanks for the steps given in to the article that would be help me to understand easily. Keep writing like that.
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neil
about 5 years ago

I think this tutorial is really helpful for me to make a nice waved stripe in GIMP. Thanks for the steps given in to the article that would be help me to understand easily. Keep writing like that.
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nalin
over 5 years ago

nice

JPEGJedi member for almost 7 years JPEGJedi 3 comments
over 5 years ago

That would be nice to have a script for it

Snowey
over 5 years ago

This can easely be converted to script-fu i presume. No reall human interaction needed :)

pikkermaker member for over 5 years pikkermaker 1 comment
over 5 years ago

ive got a tut but dont know how to write one.
Anyway, nice tut Faus, cool, thnx.

devvv member for about 8 years devvv 1419 comments
over 5 years ago

easy and cool ;) thanks for the tutorial!