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Response to Graphics Request

Post by Stradivarius » Wed May 26, 2010 1:30 am

I assumed because your character is listed as being 31 that you wanted a young Harrison Ford.
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Post by lonn44 » Wed May 26, 2010 1:38 am

Oh wow way cool thank you

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Re: Official Graphics Request Post

Post by lonn44 » Wed May 26, 2010 1:40 am

What program do you use I would love to know how to do that

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Post by Stradivarius » Wed May 26, 2010 6:35 am

I use GIMP. It's a complicated process. Basically:

I find a picture of an actor (Google Image search for "Young Harrison Ford").
Find a picture of someone in a trek uniform (From Trekcore's screen-capture gallery).
Resize the images to roughly the correct size.
Use the GIMP Clone and Smudge tools to eliminate as much of the head from the uniform as is necessary.
Use the Paths tool to surround the actor's head, neck and hair.
Hit Select>Select From Path and Edit>Copy -- This copies the head.
Switch to the Uniform pic and hit Edit>Paste>Into New Layer.
Adjust the Layer opacity so that you can see where the images overlap.
Erase the overlap of the actor's neck from the uniform collar.
Do a little gaussian blurring and smudging around the head to make it look a little less fake.
Flatten image.

This is a frustrating thing to learn. Be patient and expect to mess up. Also expect GIMP to crash in the middle of something you're actually doing well, because it does seem to do this an awful lot. It's taken me ages to learn what I was doing.

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Post by Guest » Wed May 26, 2010 1:16 pm

lol I have been experimenting with gimp lol it can be a head ache

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Re: Response to Graphics Request

Post by Stradivarius » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:37 am

Cardassian-ish Claudia Black in engineering/ops yellow.
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Re: Response to Graphics Request

Post by Stradivarius » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:03 pm

For Kendra Varas -- I don't know if this will work of not. Let me know.
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Re: Response to Graphics Request

Post by Alex » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:34 pm

That's perfect. Thank you. You work fast.
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Re: Response to Graphics Request

Post by Stradivarius » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:34 am

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Re: Response to Graphics Request

Post by Terris » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:16 am

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