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Help With Creating Custom Image


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#1 musicman9434a

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

Hello,

 

I was looking to create a custom design/image for a website that does custom cellphone cases. I know exactly what I want for the design I just don't really have any experience editing photos, so I'm hoping I haven't bitten off more than I can chew so he it goes: 

 

I would like one image to be the background and a second one to be superimposed on top of the other. I want to make the second one like a drawing so the first image would be the filler. I then need to add another pic on top to the combined image and add some lettering. Can you I guess hollow out a picture so that it just becomes a drawing and add a pic behind it to fill it in? Is this even possible let alone not that difficult for a total newb?

 

 



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:50 AM

You need all your images
open them up all on different layers make your modifications.
choose your fonts put them on a new layer probably the top layer

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:50 PM

So your saying its no big deal then?



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 03:05 PM

Are you are making just one cell phone cover.
Or are you designing this so that customers can order them on/from your website?

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:02 PM

 No its just one for me. I was gonna try and have some fun with it and see if it could be done with very little experience.



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:15 PM

I have heard that Gimp is really easy to use for those type of things.

To answer your question above.
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it's no big deal.

It would take about 10 minutes in paintdotnet

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:06 AM

This Gimp tutorial may help you: it's about how to extract an object and put it into a transparent layer (aka the Alpha Channel)

http://www.wikihow.com/Extract-an-Image-in-GIMP



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

Thanks, the tutorial was helpful but let me be a little more specific to see if this requires the same technique. I wanted to have an image of a breaking wave, like a big barrel wave, use the software to turn it into a line drawing and overlay that onto a background so that only the lines are showing from the wave image. Would that mean I would have to cut out all the areas I wanted to be see through? 



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:23 AM

I think it would be more practical to draw (manually) the breaking "barrel" wave directly on the chosen background rather than trying to render a given picture to look like a sketch than transposing each line of it onto that background



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:12 AM

Yea cutting out all the lines would take forever. I think I need to simplify my concept a little. Maybe just cut out the sky above the wave and maybe a couple of patches in the water. That would be an acceptable compromise.






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