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Mary Martha
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: How Do I Make Paintings? Reply with quote

I have a few pictures that I want to make into paintings cloned from the three tiled spaceship painting. I don't know how to get the angles right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Is that what you're looking for?
It's Free transform -> Set vertical skew. The angle is 26,5 or -26,5.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does seem like what I want to do,but what program did you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Photoshop CS6.
But I'm pretty sure a lot of graphics editors can do the same thing. Just look for vertical skew smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been a while, but I think the angles you are looking for are 26.5 and -26.5 (when you skew it.) It is best to skew the whole painting and then cut it into separate tiles (especially if your program wont let you enter a .5 and you have to chose between 26 and 27.)

If you cannot enter any number you'll wind up having to eye ball it. I used to use a screenshot of T-mog's grid as reference

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only program I have is GIMP,but I don't think it has a vertical skew feature. Plus the pictures I have are kinda big,so do I have to shrink them down to a similar size of the painting before I skew them?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I don't use GIMP so I don't know for sure. But I found this:

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I guess you are searching for the transform tool's shearing mode!?
Doubleclick it's icon (2 rectangles and a little arrow in the lower right
corner) and select shearing.
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So there is a similar feature with a different name, I guess.

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Do I have to shrink them down to a similar size of the painting before I skew them?

I think it doesn't matter.
Though, if you want to make your painting wider or narrower it's better to do this before skewing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mary Martha wrote:
The only program I have is GIMP,but I don't think it has a vertical skew feature. Plus the pictures I have are kinda big,so do I have to shrink them down to a similar size of the painting before I skew them?


Gimp has a skew feature. *goes to pop into the program to figure out how to explain it to you*

EDIT: It's indeed the shear (clicking into the shear and getting into the dialogue, you'd change the y shear). It's best to have the painting on a different layer or in a different file, as it will change the dimensions of the layer the painting is on (unless you do it by selection, which brings a whole other class of problems). You also will need to choose between 26 and 27 for the skew, since the dialogue doesn't allow decimals (at least not in my version, which I think is the latest).

I'd skew them in their own file(s) and then paste as layer into the files you plan to recolor and scale/crop ("current layer only" cropping) them in there. If your paintings are exceptionally large, you may want to shrink them down before the paste as layer step to simplify any additional scaling you may want to do. You can also wait to skew them until you've pasted them into the appropriate files. :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in '06 4 of us got together and created a "translation" dictionary for the tools in GIMP/Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro. You can find that in the "Novice Nook"

http://simblesseoblige.com/viewtopic.php?t=512

It can be very helpful when you are reading through tutorials or instructions that list tools in other programs.

I always tried to shrink things down before skewing. I matched up the width of the object. If you skew first and then shrink it can change the angle a little bit.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's best to have the painting on a different layer or in a different file













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