This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to produce a richly coloured painterly conversion using GIMP’s Clothify Filter. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Understand Blend Modes
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Now, right-click over the Background Layer, and choose Duplicate Layer from the subsequent drop-down list.
And working on the Background Copy Layer. From the top menu, choose Filters and then choose Artistic and then choose Clothify. From the subsequent dialogue box, accept the default Clothify settings, or experiment, and then click OK.
4/ Understand Layers - Understand Blend Modes
Now, from the Layers Palette, change the Blend Mode from Normal to Grain Merge. And then reduce the Opacity to around 84%.
For personal results, experiment with different Blend Modes and Layer Opacities.
From the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.
Then from the top menu, choose Filters and then choose Enhance and then choose Unsharp Mask. And from the subsequent dialogue box, enter the following settings, or experiment, and then click OK.
Congratulations, your Clothify Image Conversion is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export.
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