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Old 10-29-2008, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default How do you guys make these INCREDIBLE label graphics?

Do you do them freehand in photo editing software? Copy digital images?

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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Thanks... I realize that people are using GIMP....but I still don't get how they are creating some of these wild images...
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:42 AM   #4
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some people just have talent, more or less.


I have shyte talent, so I have a good friend who did my logo and will do all my labels for me

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PicknGrin,

Could you clarify what you like about some images?

Inkscape has some really neat features such as converting a normal pic to a pencil sketch with varying pencil lead thickness or converting the same image to an oil painting. Most likely what you are seeing is the ability to rasterize or vectorize an image and then add layers, plus adjusting some of the pic qualities with the features mentioned prior.

Mostly what I am saying is find a pic image software and play around with the fun features until you become a so called expert.

Me, I am still trying to figure out how in the world you make an animated gif like this

Seriously

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Me, I am still trying to figure out how in the world you make an animated gif like this

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that one is easy, especially with GIMP.


Make a picture in GIMP, with each Layer being each image that will be cycled.

Then, Save As... a .GIF. GIMP will ask you if you want to flatten the image, or save as animating .gif. Choose the latter. It will ask how much time you want between each cycle, and voila. these can be very simple (like the dancing banana, which is only 4 frames i believe) or very complex (like 2 minute clips of a tv show, seriously)
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that one is easy, especially with GIMP.


Make a picture in GIMP, with each Layer being each image that will be cycled.

Then, Save As... a .GIF. GIMP will ask you if you want to flatten the image, or save as animating .gif. Choose the latter. It will ask how much time you want between each cycle, and voila. these can be very simple (like the dancing banana, which is only 4 frames i believe) or very complex (like 2 minute clips of a tv show, seriously)

Thanks! I will have to try this soon. I haven't worked with GIMP. Inkscape seems to be more complicated. Much appreciated Berserker
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I am a photographer "in real life" so i have a lot of experience working with photoshop. Once you know what it can do, its fairly easy. I usually start out with a photo of one of our dogs, then add and blend elements as required. For example in our last label, I started with a photo of our puppy, superimposed her over a picture of a moody wheat field, and adjusted the coloring of the layers so they both had a matching warm tone. Then in a third layer, I added the peice of wheat hanging out of her mouth. From there I just popped it into a premade beer label template (made earlier), changed some text, and presto.

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Ah ok..thanks... I was just now playing around with some photo effects in Paint.net...I'm finding it a bit easier to navigate than GIMP. I've used Paint.net in the past for the most basic functions. I'm way amazed by some of the labels people have posted on here.

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I'm a graphic communications major, so I have to use Illustrator a LOT.

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