This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Photocopy 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.
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, from the Layers Palette, Duplicate the Background Layer by right-clicking over it, and choosing Duplicate Layer from the subsequent drop-down list.
Now, (working on the Background Copy Layer): from the top menu, choose Filters and then choose Artistic and then choose Photocopy. And from the subsequent dialogue box, experiment with different Photocopy settings, and then click OK.
Blend Modes Tip: Understand Layers - Understand Blend Modes
For personal results, experiment with different Blend Modes and Layer Opacities to see how they can change the look of your image.
From the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.
Congratulations, your Photocopy Image Conversion is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As.
To create extra impact, apply a Sharpening Filter of your choice - Filters then Enhance.
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