It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:00 am


Latest GIMP Scripts & Plug-ins

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:27 am  (#31) 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 6951
Location: Somewhere in GIMP
Very cool, mahvin. I'm thinking if you put something small and heavy inside it would help stabilize it on a surface - a large stainless steel or brass nut; a rock.

_________________
Image
World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:04 am  (#32) 
Offline
GimpChat Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Posts: 376
Location: North Central Ohio, USA
Here's a trick for non-picture backgrounds.
Open a new 400x400px image with white background and leave blank.
Render the calendar using this background.
When the calendar is complete, go into the layers dialog and turn off the background, all of the calendar text layers and the border layer. Only the calendar backgrounds should be visible.
Merge all visible layers. (If you want, you can turn this new layer off, turn on all the text layers and merge them also, which is what I did; I ended up with a border layer, a text layer, a calendar-background layer, and a page-background layer.)
Select the calendar-background layer.
Choose the Select-by color tool :colsel and click on the calendar background area.
Now you can use the Blend tool to place a gradient in the calendars, or fill with a pattern!


Attachments:
Rainbow-dodec-cal-2011.png
Rainbow-dodec-cal-2011.png [ 1.81 MiB | Viewed 1429 times ]

_________________
Life Truth: #12
My cat is a worst typist than I am.
Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:56 am  (#33) 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Apr 07, 2010
Posts: 14128
very nice Bob....

_________________
Image


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:17 am  (#34) 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 6951
Location: Somewhere in GIMP
@Bob: good thinking there on the gradient. Looks great.

I opened a pattern as image and used it in this one.

Image

_________________
Image
World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:11 pm  (#35) 
Offline
GimpChat Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 06, 2010
Posts: 2944
I love all the different ways we can enhance the look of this platonic calendar. My wife took the one I made to work and got all sorts of comments on it. So, I'll be making more, for sure. Only this time, (this is a good suggestion for anyone who decides to make a few of these) instead of cutting out the spaces in between each pentagon, cut it down the middle instead and fold them back as flaps, so it's much easier to join the two pentagons together. Cutting the entire area out makes for some tedious aligning of sides.

_________________
Image


"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd."
~ Miguel de Cervantes


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:50 pm  (#36) 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Apr 07, 2010
Posts: 14128
that is really cool "O".... love the bubbles.....

_________________
Image


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:28 pm  (#37) 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 6951
Location: Somewhere in GIMP
Thanks Molly.

Here's a photo of my calendar done on white card stock. I used a dead ballpoint pen to trace along the fold lines (yeah, try and find one when you WANT one), they fold better that way.

I used scotch tape on mine. It was done just to see how it turned out.

Image

_________________
Image
World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:13 pm  (#38) 
Offline
GimpChat Member

Joined: May 16, 2010
Posts: 13982
Location: USA
Very nice!


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:29 pm  (#39) 
Offline
GimpChat Member
User avatar

Joined: Jul 04, 2010
Posts: 2134
Location: Retired Moderator Slowly Returning to the Living.
Is there a calendar script that gives these shapes??? Or am I missing something??

_________________
Artists aren't crazy! We're eccentric! ~G.M. Ross

Image

My Sigs = My Photos
Check out my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomastergreg.


Top
 Post subject: Re: Calendar Year Script-fu (beta)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:42 pm  (#40) 
Offline
GimpChat Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Posts: 376
Location: North Central Ohio, USA
PhotoMaster wrote:
Is there a calendar script that gives these shapes??? Or am I missing something??

Saulgoode's Chiselapp page.
The script will build the flattened dodecahedron which when printed, cut and folded makes the 3D calendar. It can use 1 - 12 layers of images to apply background images to each calendar panel, or it is possible to combine blank backgrounds to fill with patterns, gradients or whatever. Read back through this thread for all sorts of tips and enjoy! :)

_________________
Life Truth: #12
My cat is a worst typist than I am.


Top
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


   Similar Topics   Replies 
No new posts Christmas wall calendar

2

No new posts Libre Calendar 2015

1

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Attachment(s) Mayan calendar ends in a few hours.

34

No new posts Script and Plugin Menu Placement Points for script-fu and python-fu

8

No new posts Attachment(s) Guides to Path (scheme script, now python script more advanced).

28



* Login  



Powered by phpBB3 © phpBB Group