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Tutorial: Generate a cool tech pattern

Written by · Created on Jul 07, 2007, last updated over 3 years ago CC BY-NC License

Motivation

Someone often needs a cool pattern that can be used for a forum signature, a banner, a wallpaper or something else. This simple technique shows you how to make such "tech" pattern.

Tutorial details

  1. 1

    File / New: 500×300px. You can just work on the background layer. The color is irrelevant for this. Filter / Render / Coulds / Plasma. Choose any values.

  2. 2

    Filter / Blur / Pixelize: X:10 | Y:10

  3. 3

    Filter / Map / Bumpmap and enter the values of image below:

  4. 4

    You should get something like this:

  5. 5

    Next apply: Filter / Edge-Detect / Edges:

    Algorithm.:Roberts
    Amount: 2
    Wrap

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    You can of course apply Colors / Brightness & Contrast to get some personal fine tuning. And also consider Filter / Enhance / Sharpen which looks cool too if you sharpen the image a bit.

    Below you see 3 different versions of this and how it could look like!

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Heruman
about 2 years ago

easy steps with fast results .. thanks a lot bro

Fantasia
about 3 years ago

Thanks for the great tutorial! The end result looks nice and has many applications.

Kyra10987
over 4 years ago

The Edge Detect screwed mine up, so I used Filters< Laplace

ryan
over 5 years ago

Nice and quick. thanks!

halozmatt member for over 6 years halozmatt 7 comments
almost 6 years ago

May i ask to put this on GimpDome?

LordEimer
almost 6 years ago

6 weeks is a while btw if yu don't write down what you do^^

LordEimer
almost 6 years ago

It's been a while since I created this one, so I don't remember every step. But if you follow this, you should create something like it.

1) create a b/w Text layer (b text)(ca 1000x500)
2) create a clouds layer, set blend mode to lighten
3)merge layers
4)pixelize ( ca 12,text should still be readable)
5) blur ( 3px)
6)detect edges (roberts)
7)rescale image ( 2000x1000)
8) duplicate layer
9)set top layer blend mode to screen
10)pixelize 5 px (top layer)
11)blur 1 px (top )
12) detect edges (sobel)(top) layer
13) merge layers, add colors and scale down again

i hope this helps, perhaps you can figure out on your own how to improve it.

Lord Eimer

Ozzy8
almost 6 years ago

LordEimer: OH GOD! how to do that? :)

LordEimer
about 6 years ago

also works great as a text effect

devvv member for over 7 years devvv 1388 comments
about 6 years ago

that looks pretty cool, i really like it ;)) thanks for posting this

LordEimer
about 6 years ago

if you pixelize the result again with
a smaller pixel-size, blur again, detect egdges again and overlay this with the first result you can get something like this

halozmatt member for over 6 years halozmatt 7 comments
over 6 years ago

eh...thank you very much, i'm actually EXTREMELY new to 'the gimp' but eh, in 3 days just searching on gimpusers and gimp-tutorials, etc...gives you so much knowledge that it's actually educational, and the reason i've been doing it so much is because, lately...my internet has like been relly slow so i can't play halo lol...anyways thanks, friends ^.^?

devvv member for over 7 years devvv 1388 comments
over 6 years ago

nice combination of thiose two tutorials ;)

halozmatt member for over 6 years halozmatt 7 comments
over 6 years ago

teh ownage i made one for a friend with same as mine, but then i undid it all and did the inverse of color balances ^_^

halozmatt member for over 6 years halozmatt 7 comments
over 6 years ago

that's awesome....

halozmatt member for over 6 years halozmatt 7 comments
over 6 years ago

that's pretty cool.
here's my results hehe.

Nazomie
over 6 years ago

great job love this tutorial, it really helps ^_^ thnx

weirdpeople member for almost 7 years weirdpeople 1 comment
almost 7 years ago

nice thats a great tutorial and easy too :-)