This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Weave 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 top menu, choose Filters then choose Artistic and then choose Weave. And from the subsequent Weave dialogue box experiment with the settings, and then click OK.
Blend Modes Tip: Understand Layers - Understand Blend Modes
For personal results, experiment with different Blend Modes - and discover how different Blend Modes can alter the way the Top Layer blends with the Underlying Layer.
Changing the Weave Filter Layer’s Blend Mode from Normal to Difference produces the following striking result.
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image then choose Flatten Image.
Congratulations, your Weave Conversion is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export. .
Your image will benefit from a Sharpening Filter: Filters then Enhance - (I have applied the Unsharp Mask). Sharpen Images Tutorial.
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