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retro comicbook effect in gimp by istarlome retro comicbook effect in gimp by istarlome
this is for gimp 2.4. i'm sure any changes with 2.6 will be easy to figure out.

i'm kinda waiting a bit before i install the latest gimp.


please note:

the art in this gallery is © martin gillette (istarlome) and is not to be considered public domain. any use without permission from the artist is prohibited.

the resources; brushes, gradients, palettes, flames etc., that are presented as such (excluding tutorials), can be used as one sees fit. credit back to the artist is nice but not necessary.

thank you for your cooperation.
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:iconjerrymc-ghoulberry:
JerryMc-Ghoulberry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Good sir/miss, I could f--king kiss/hug you right now. Best tutorial for this ever, I kept kicking myself in the ass trying to figure it out on my own.
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istarlome Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
thanks for the kind words... :)
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:iconjerrymc-ghoulberry:
JerryMc-Ghoulberry Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Yea... sorry if they are crude, I was just so ecstatic! Thank you again! ^.^ 
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leewonka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Which font is that?
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
thanks for your interest. :) the font used is "digital strip".

here's the link: [link]
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:iconleewonka:
leewonka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Ohh, thank you so much :)
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juliawang87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
kinda random but how do u make the background for this image? like with the growing-shrinking dots and stuff.
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
hey- thanks for the interest. try here:

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:iconjuliawang87:
juliawang87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
thanks!! ^_^
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:iconxxelegentnightmarexx:
Love it imma try it out annnd try to remember to show u :P
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
thanks
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! A great effect!
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
thanks loads :hug:
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99buttonsinajarr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING! THANKS A LOT!
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
thanks :)
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:icongimpistx:
GimpistX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Interface Designer
the link to the plug in wont work
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
you can do the effect without it. check the bonus material.
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GimpistX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011   Interface Designer
oh,thanks :D
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:iconvciorni:
vciorni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Great idea. Nice work and thanks for sharing!
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DarkliteDragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Great tutorial. x)
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Thanks for this!
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:iconcerano52:
cerano52 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
nice tutorial!!!Thanhs!!!
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YippieYaYeeh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg cool! 8D
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striderXIII Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Nice tutorial.
I also like making the photo look like a sketch before doing the effect, so it gets that drawn feel to it, and mess with the colors with a multiply layer above the sketch, and after that add the newsprint effect.

It's a bit longer process, but I quite like what I get as an end result...
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sanderslelli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
This looks neat! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconnormoun:
normoun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Me again! I finally got the plug-in to keep the color, but then when I went to Filters/Newsprint, it changed the image to black and white (with odd colored speckles!). Still needing help!
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:iconnormoun:
normoun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
When I tried this, the Photoshop gforce plug-in turned the image to black and white and I couldn't get it back to color. What am I doing wrong? Help!
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istarlome Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
i'm so sorry for not seeing this before. as you can see in step 2 you need to duplicate the layer so that you have a color copy. the filter make the image black and white. but when you change the mode the color from the duplicate comes through.
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MadMikeyB Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Hi, I love this tut and was wondering if you'd mind me posting this on my site with full accredition to you of course.

Thought I'd drop you a comment rather than just posting it. the site is [link]

Please reply :)

Thanks
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
no problem. looks like a cool site. i'll have to snoop around at some point. thanks for looking :)

you can see all my tutorials here: [link]
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:iconmadmikeyb:
MadMikeyB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Thanks alot :) I'll post some of your stuff now then.. Linking to your profile and each tut :D
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MadMikeyB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
[link] posted ;)
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Kokoro-soma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
woah, whats the latest gimp? because i have 2.6
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
thanks for looking :)

2.6 was the latest when i made this. it still is..
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:iconinsomniachibernation:
That is very impressive. (:
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:iconaw-bree:
aw-bree Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
My Faaaaaaaaaaave!!!!
Just used it, it's amazing!
Perfect instructions. :]
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PokemonCenter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Photographer
Whoo, thanks ;)

This is a keeper.
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m3j Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Puh... finally I'm trough this :)
It's very good, even I as a complete newbie to digital image manipulation could work very well with it (besides some problems with the names of the filter, I've got the German version of GIMP).
:+fav:
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:iconistarlome:
istarlome Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
thank you for the nice comment. i'm glad you like the tutorial. check out my other tutorials here: [link]

and thanks for the :+fav: :boogie:
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:iconm3j:
m3j Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok,I'll take a look :)
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:iconhippiekender:
HippieKender Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going in my favorites collection as well! Thanks so much for sharing it. I can think of many uses :D
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LDS-Jedi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree.. Insta-Fave!
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fence-post Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Instant fave! Nice work and thanks for sharing!
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