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May 22, 2011, 16:45
Post: #1
Noob question
Is there a way to take a color from another image and paint with it?

For example;

[Image: alienwarefallenbyipapun.jpg]

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I would like to take the black and blue background color from this image and use it as a paint. Is that possible?
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May 22, 2011, 17:12
Post: #2
RE: Noob question
So that texture you mean?
Or just those two colors?
You can copy it and then if you go into your brushes menu, there is an option for the clip board for your Brush.
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May 22, 2011, 17:30
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RE: Noob question
(May 22, 2011 17:12)Willy Wrote:  So that texture you mean?
Or just those two colors?
You can copy it and then if you go into your brushes menu, there is an option for the clip board for your Brush.

The texture I mean.
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May 22, 2011, 17:42
Post: #4
RE: Noob question
It would be easier to redo it from scratch.

Filters/Render/Lava, use "Deep Sea" gradient, and stretch vertically.

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May 22, 2011, 18:00
Post: #5
RE: Noob question
you could make it a pattern. you could make it a brush to, but i dont think the outcome would be something of your liking. good luck.

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May 22, 2011, 18:08
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(May 22, 2011 18:00)missmacabresass Wrote:  you could make it a pattern. you could make it a brush to, but i dont think the outcome would be something of your liking. good luck.

I actually managed to do it. lol I was just messing around with the tools and found "Clone" This is what I am working on


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May 22, 2011, 18:26
Post: #7
RE: Noob question
very cool! glad you found something that worked for you.

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May 22, 2011, 19:03
Post: #8
RE: Noob question
Great paint job, I like the way that looks! Maybe it's just me, but I keep thinking how cool that Alienware head would look right in the middle of the hood. Cool

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May 22, 2011, 21:28
Post: #9
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(May 22, 2011 19:03)Virago Wrote:  Great paint job, I like the way that looks! Maybe it's just me, but I keep thinking how cool that Alienware head would look right in the middle of the hood. Cool

I've been trying to make that work..

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But the colors lines don't match on the hood. =/ I'm not sure how I can fix that.
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May 22, 2011, 21:30
Post: #10
RE: Noob question
Who wants to explain the flippin Clone tool to me?
It never works for me
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May 22, 2011, 22:02
Post: #11
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i used to have a hard time too with it, its my best friend now, what exactly messes you up? i used to never adjust my brush to a good size for me, and i used to do longer strokes than i needed and would get the white or the wrong shade, small strokes, single directions at a time and the right size brush are top notes from me.

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May 22, 2011, 22:46
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(May 22, 2011 21:28)Adrian100 Wrote:  But the colors lines don't match on the hood. =/ I'm not sure how I can fix that.

I think this is one of those problems where the solution is to simply avoid the problem rather than fix it. A quick search found plenty of Alienware logo images. Simply paint the hood like you had it before and then cut this image out of its background and paste it, or another one you like better, on top. Maybe reduce the opacity of the logo a little so the texture shows through.
   

I also ran across this wallpaper site. They've got several with good looking heads you could use. They also have the original blue image you posted at much higher resolution (1600 x 1200) as well as the same image in red. Team Alienware with one blue truck and one red!

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May 22, 2011, 23:49
Post: #13
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(May 22, 2011 22:46)Virago Wrote:  
(May 22, 2011 21:28)Adrian100 Wrote:  But the colors lines don't match on the hood. =/ I'm not sure how I can fix that.

I think this is one of those problems where the solution is to simply avoid the problem rather than fix it. A quick search found plenty of Alienware logo images. Simply paint the hood like you had it before and then cut this image out of its background and paste it, or another one you like better, on top. Maybe reduce the opacity of the logo a little so the texture shows through.

I also ran across this wallpaper site. They've got several with good looking heads you could use. They also have the original blue image you posted at much higher resolution (1600 x 1200) as well as the same image in red. Team Alienware with one blue truck and one red!

Thanks, how do I cut around the logo? Use the free hand select?
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May 23, 2011, 00:04
Post: #14
RE: Noob question
See there:

http://gimpforums.com/thread-changing-a-...parent-png

The logo above isn't very easy to work with because it has a drop shadow. You'd have better find another one.

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May 23, 2011, 00:12
Post: #15
RE: Noob question
I managed to cut it out well.. Now what tool reduces the transparent?
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