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Looking for Tutorial on Creating a Service Ribbon or Medal in Gimp

Nov 24, 2013, 17:56
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Looking for Tutorial on Creating a Service Ribbon or Medal in Gimp
I looked all over for a tutorial, but I couldn't find one. I would like to be able to create a service ribbon/medal, like the following, for my clan:

[Image: ribcommunity.jpg]

and

[Image: AFG-070807-012.306113517_std.jpg]

Not exactly like those, but somewhat like them. I don't know how to do it, as I am pretty inexperienced with GIMP. Can someone help me? Thanks.
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Nov 25, 2013, 06:42 (This post was last modified: Nov 25, 2013 06:43 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Looking for Tutorial on Creating a Service Ribbon or Medal in Gimp
Cool effect!

For the ribbon effect, check out my signature at the bottom of this post. It has a video overlay filter that makes it look like felt/lines across the screen.

To apply it

--"Filters > Distorts > Video..."
-- Pick "()Striped" or "()Wide-Striped"
-- Then experiment with the "[]Additive " option, on & off
(click it on, click ok, don't like it? Undo, "Filters > Distorts> Video..." , then check on [v]Additive)

THE STAR
For the star & Ribbon shapes, theses appear to be vector based. Inkscape is a great program that will work hand-in-hand with gimp.

You can make the star & ribbon in inkscape(Free small download vecotr-based program)
then import it into Gimp & color it.
then apply the video filter.

Last, for the star, in Gimp you can use the Paintbrush paintbrush tool & pick white color,
Draw highlight lines where you want the shine to be; realistically or just style :_)
Last use the Smudge smudge tool to blend the shine/highlights in the metal of the medal XD.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
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iFS007 tut vids on YT ~ auto color B&W landscape tut
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