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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#81 Post by k_sz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:12 pm

dreamer wrote:
k_sz wrote:
dreamer wrote:I feel bad about the startbutton.
Nice work :) smooth but still dynamic. Maybe the attached file could please you.
Really nice, k_sz!
Thank you !
(If you know Gimp basics, you could have done this by yourself thanks to the base i posted there : viewtopic.php?f=116&t=44382
If you haven't tested Gimp yet, you should : even the basics can become a source of fun - eg. there is a ready-made rainbow in the Gradient tools)


Anyway, here you go o/
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#82 Post by dreamer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:26 pm

k_sz wrote: Thank you !
(If you know Gimp basics, you could have done this by yourself thanks to the base i posted there : viewtopic.php?f=116&t=44382
If you haven't tested Gimp yet, you should : even the basics can become a source of fun - eg. there is a ready-made rainbow in the Gradient tools)
Excellent, I have visited the forum quite often recently, but somehow I missed your MX start icon thread. Now, I'm set for life with MX start icons. :happy: I'm a very basic user when it comes to GIMP, but with your .xcf file I can make the modifications I want.
Anyway, thanks for doing the rainbow one! :number1:

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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#83 Post by richb » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:51 pm

I am pretty conversant with Gimp. Nice job on the logo.

I changed the color to my teal motif. Looks better with a black panel background
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#84 Post by k_sz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:35 pm

richb wrote:I am pretty conversant with Gimp. Nice job on the logo.
I have to admit i also shared the xcf for people to show what they want to do with it. So : thank you !
richb wrote: I changed the color to my teal motif. Looks better with a black panel background
I like the way the white "m X 1" is plated on/in the teal (i gotta remember that).

I'm certainly not a fluent gimp-speaker, but i try to dialog with it :D
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#85 Post by asqwerth » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:01 am

k_sz wrote: Thank you !
(If you know Gimp basics, you could have done this by yourself thanks to the base i posted there : viewtopic.php?f=116&t=44382
If you haven't tested Gimp yet, you should : even the basics can become a source of fun - eg. there is a ready-made rainbow in the Gradient tools)

.....Anyway, here you go o/
ksz-start_logo-rainbow-80sq.png
I really don't know GIMP basics, so could you let me know how to remove the words ("MX17" and "linux") and shadows? I gather that one can somehow disable or remove certain layers from the xcf file? How?

Because I would certainly prefer to have my fuschia pink logo start button without those elements. Also, I had originally intended to have the logo in lime green/yellow but the words didn't stand out as well against that colour.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#86 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:32 am

I did a post on that in Tips and Tricks a while ago, will hunt it up and post back...

"a while ago" HAH, how about 7 years ago? (I've definitely been here too long.)

Don't know if this will do what you want, but that's what I was thinking of:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32145&p=290433#p290433
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#87 Post by k_sz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:53 am

asqwerth wrote:I really don't know GIMP basics, so could you let me know how to remove the words ("MX17" and "linux") and shadows? I gather that one can somehow disable or remove certain layers from the xcf file? How?
Let's open Gimp (mine is translated in french, i'm not sure the following are the exact terms used in the english version, but the shortcuts between brackets are the same ) !

First step, let's hide layers :
1/Open the Toolbox (Ctrl +B) and the "Layers" window (Ctrl + L)
2/ In the "Layers" window, beside each layer and each group of layers, there is an eye icon. Click on the ones corresponding to the layers you want to hide (it's faster when clicking the group ones, as you can guess). When hiding the groups of layers, each hided layer's "eye" icon will become slashed so you'll know which layer has been hided. Click again on the "eye" icon to unhide if needed.
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3/When you're done, select the layer with the flat logo and from the Toolbox use the "Magic wand" (U) to select the colored part of the layer.

First, i give you the simplest and fastest method to colorize a selected area (as far as i know). There are other ways, both more precise and more flexible, to do this - for one of them, see section B.

A 1/ Select "Colors" in the toolbar and open the "Colorize" tool
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2/ Play with the cursors (especially the "Hue" one) until you find the color you want. It isn't the current case but fyi if the area is white, darken it by changing its brightness (similar method for a black area) otherwize the color won't be applied.
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3/ Enjoy !

B/ 1/ Select the color White and use the "Fill" tool (Shift+B) to fill the selected area with White (this way, you'll have a clean base to fill the logo with whatever you want, from patterns to gradients or precise colors). Or (my most prefered method since it preserves the semi-transparent pixels) use "Colors" > "Brightness/Contrast" to lighten the selected area until it becomes White.

2/ If you need a precise color (let's say Spring green ██ - hexa code #00ff7f - since people seem to enjoy this kind of color here ;) and, well, only 2 more weeks before Springtime ) :
a/select "Colors" in the taskbar, then, near the bottom of the list, choose (i don't know the english term used here, sorry) the other "Colorize" tool
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b/ on the bottom right of this newly opened window, click on "Custom color"
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c/ in the little "HTML" field, replace the current color code with "00ff7f" (hexa code, but without the hashtag) then click on your keyboard's Tab key to apply your input. Here could you also use the several cursors to play with Hue, Saturation, Value or/and Red, Green and Blue - that's the way i build colour charts, eg. my Cobalt Beetle theme is all build around Hue @ 197.
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d/ Finally, validate to apply the color to the area you've selected (here, the colorized part of the neutral logo) and enjoy your brand new logo \o/

e/ NB : If you change your mind and decide to modify the applied color using this second method, before anything, go back in history (CTRL+Z) to return to the "White" state, as this Colorize tool uses an addition mask to apply a color and, in short terms, white is its neutral base.

f/ Both of the methods above will also work on decorated areas (like the embossed logo joined in the xcf). The brightness and saturation of the textures/reflections/patterns will be kept while being uniformly tinted.

C/ If you want to apply a gradient, it's a similar method. Start from B/ 1/ to use a white area (it's not always necessary but i like to start from a clean base) and apply the gradient of your choice to the selected area (CTRL+Shift+A to unselect ;) )

I hope that the above is easily understandable and that i didn't miss anything.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#88 Post by asqwerth » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:21 am

Thank you. That is completely understandable, and I'm going to try it out tonight.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots

#89 Post by k_sz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 am

Jerry3904 wrote:I did a post on that in Tips and Tricks a while ago, will hunt it up and post back...

"a while ago" HAH, how about 7 years ago? (I've definitely been here too long.)

Don't know if this will do what you want, but that's what I was thinking of:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32145&p=290433#p290433
This is indeed a useful tip when you're working on multicolor layers.
asqwerth wrote:Thank you. That is completely understandable, and I'm going to try it out tonight.
Can't wait to see the result !
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#90 Post by GraveyardDiver » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:37 pm

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