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No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?

Dec 8, 2013, 03:38
Post: #1
No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
There's a popular Gimp video on YouTube of someone tracing Donald Duck.

But it's way way too quick for me to grasp.
Is there any Ehow-type of written instructions for it?
Meaning - step by painful step?
Written by a teacher who assumes Zero prior knowledge?

Thanks.
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Dec 8, 2013, 08:21
Post: #2
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
googling "ehow tracing gimp" found this page.

http://www.ehow.com/how_8493127_outline-...-gimp.html
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Dec 8, 2013, 18:02 (This post was last modified: Dec 8, 2013 18:07 by Judy.)
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RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
Thank you! Smile

I'm going to try it out after I take a rest, and I hope for a change this Ehow article will be learnable from.

You must be good at googling, because when I tried, the best I got was this:

Ehow - How to draw realistic Anime People in GIMP
Dodgy ??? couldn't figure out the following:
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6505334_draw-r...-gimp.html

BTW, today I found the last part of the below article helpful for using Paint (for today's EGGO in my other post). Except for the life of me, I wasn't able to transparentize the Celery-Background when Selected in Paint.
http://www.wikihow.com/Change-an-Image-B...-Screen%29
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Dec 8, 2013, 19:10 (This post was last modified: Dec 8, 2013 19:21 by Judy.)
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RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
(Dec 8, 2013 18:39)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Dec 8, 2013 18:02)Judy Wrote:  Except for the life of me, I wasn't able to transparentize the Celery-Background when Selected in Paint.
http://www.wikihow.com/Change-an-Image-B...-Screen%29

It's all explained in excruciating detail here: http://gimpforums.com/thread-proper-subj...d-painting
Note that I was talking about Paint.

Aside from that, somewhere up above, I told you that I had read your subject-extraction article.

I tried very very hard to understand it. Did you believe me when I explained that I couldn't grasp the terminology?

I note the Purple-Black-Jester (and others) who responded - understood it.
So - May I ask what the Jester's background was?
Did s/he have the privilege of graphics courses in high school?
When I was in high school, I learned the electric typewriter and primitive stenography.
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Dec 8, 2013, 19:12 (This post was last modified: Dec 8, 2013 19:29 by Judy.)
Post: #5
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
iForStyle:
..I followed the Ehow Article.

I tried tracing with the Paintbrush as per Ehow instructions.

But the brush-stroke was WAY too thick.
That would totally wipe out my
...............................................skinny-outlined looseleaf-drawn text
.........................................................which tracing i'm "attempting" to try entering contest.
For example - trace this:
.........................................    

See ya guys later Smile
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Dec 8, 2013, 23:35
Post: #6
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
(Dec 8, 2013 19:12)Judy Wrote:  iForStyle:
..I followed the Ehow Article.

I tried tracing with the Paintbrush as per Ehow instructions.

But the brush-stroke was WAY too thick.
That would totally wipe out my
...............................................skinny-outlined looseleaf-drawn text
.........................................................which tracing i'm "attempting" to try entering contest.

For that case, you need to make the brush size smaller here's how:
With either the Paintbrush (brush) tool or Pencil (pencil) tool, look under the

"Toolbox options"
[Image: attachment.php?aid=2767]
.
You can adjust brush "size" there.
and "Aspect Ratio"
You can also change the brush type on the icon next to "Brush"


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Dec 8, 2013, 23:38 (This post was last modified: Dec 8, 2013 23:40 by iForStyle007.)
Post: #7
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
Transparency:
...as for the transparency issue. Using MS Paint to extract the background is a step back, For ofnut's tutorial, it is decent as extracting the background(green screening) in gimp is much cleaner.

MS Paint now is an elementary image program that does its basic feature; painting. But other than that it is VERY limited and can reduce the quality of any jpeg you put in it after you save it if you forget to save in Paint's native .BMP format.
Also, the file sizes are "what you see is what you get"
So if you choose to do work with paint you're on your own.

Or you could seek out an ms paint forum (if your really serious about it let me know I can see if I can find you one)
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Dec 10, 2013, 02:18
Post: #8
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
OK, thanks! Smile while I have yet to learn re: aspect ratio (image-cropping?? whatever...

...I decreased the Brush Size from 20 to 5 which appeared pretty good (not so stubby), though I still have poor control due to my hand being weak and shaky.

Which means the online drawing would result in a shaky drawing on top of a pristine white background (at least an improvement over grey looseleaf Wink

BTW (on a tangent) this thread was becoming sorta "weird" - here's why. I had merely used Paint for demo purposes (because I don't know Gimp yet). I used it to create the latest EGGO (on other post) to demo the tutorial i was seeking.

That's the reason I spoke about Paint (in post #3 above)
So, moderator, how do I edit this to become tiny-tiny-tiny print:
Quote:HOW DO I EDIT THIS TO BE TINY-TINY PRINT (to minimize tangents)
BTW, today I found the last part of the below article helpful for using Paint (for today's EGGO in my other post). Except for the life of me, I wasn't able to transparentize the Celery-Background when Selected in Paint.
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Dec 10, 2013, 04:38 (This post was last modified: Dec 10, 2013 04:48 by Judy.)
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RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
OK here's my update (see attachments)

I clicked Layer, New Layer, Chose Transparent Background etc.

But nothing turned blue.

   
   
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Dec 11, 2013, 05:04
Post: #10
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
(Dec 10, 2013 04:38)Judy Wrote:  OK here's my update (see attachments)

But nothing turned blue.
.
The blue is just your selected layer when you first click on it on the Layer dialog box/window
After you click on the image, it will turn a grey highlight.

From your screenshots, you still have the undo list open.

Maybe you overlooked my post about switching to the layers window
Under "Edit:"

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http://gimpforums.com/thread-any-child-l...8#pid23588

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http://gimpforums.com/attachment.php?aid=2763
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Dec 11, 2013, 06:10
Post: #11
RE: No Ehow instructions for DonaldDuck Youtube?
Sorry, but I don't understand.
I keep following peoples' instructions precisely, but they just do not work.

Because the instructions have NOT been offered
STEP
BY PAINFUL STEP

PRESS THIS
PRESS THAT

I kept asking for that, but I give up.
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