Symbols made HQ~ No Matter the Size!


 Topic: Symbols made HQ~ No Matter the Size!
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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:22
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This is for gimp. Plain, and simple.


Ok, so I recently came across a problem when gfxing for my clan. I had that (below)---> for a clan symbol, and I realized that I couldn't make it any bigger without losing quality. I was wrong though. That symbol can be transformed into this (click it) in a measly three simple steps.

After opening the small symbol:

Step One:
Grow the image itself. To do so, click IMAGE--->Scale Image... Now, I suggest you make it roughly 500-500, to 700, though whatever size you want should work.

Before Step two, you should have something like This

Step Two:
Now what you're going to want to do is blur the edges up a bit, which will make the end result more clarified. I'd suggest just blurring it by 5x5 pixels. This is under FILTERS--->BLUR--->Gaussian Blur...

Final Step:
The Most Important Part!!! Now, what we're going to do it apply an unsharp mask to the symbol, which will make it very nice, and prim/proper looking. With this step, you can really just play around with the settings so it's how you like it. Here's just a sample setting that I applied to the one I'm going right now:
Radius: 15.0
Amount: 2.50
Threshold: 25

Like I said, amounts may vary.
This can be done by going:
FILTERS--->ENHANCE--->Unsharp Mask...



so, look at the difference here:
into--->

thanks for ready, and enjoy!

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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:25
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Lol ,YAAAY! does it work on othes too?
this is really helpful for me. :))) thnx :)
  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:26
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nice tut,
btw hows your animated custom character tut coming.
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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:26
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Nice tut , Thanks For Share..
  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:28
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Legend997 wrote:
nice tut,
btw hows your animated custom character tut coming.

I wanted to take a break, as it was really annoying me. And life caught up to me lol. It'll be out within a month.

Thanks at everyone else as well!
And @mikrent:
It will work for all symbols as far as I know. You might have to adjust some settings, but it should still work with the three steps

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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:28
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Thanks for the share.
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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:29
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Thanks for sharing.
  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:47
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Thx for the tut, will this also work for other LQ pictures?
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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:49
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ubaid123 wrote:
Thx for the tut, will this also work for other LQ pictures?

I'm not sure, but I don't think it'd work on "anything"
It wouldn't really work well on, say: Renders. Simply Because the unsharp mask works with edges mainly, not details, so it wouldn't be able to restore clarity after it was gaussian blurred. If you had some lq looking vector renders or something though, this'd probably work to make them more sharp

Probably wouldn't work on stocks either, just a note

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  Posted on August 28, 2011 04:56
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Thanks for the share.
  Posted on August 28, 2011 16:06
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Thanks for all the positive feed back! I will make the topic look better soon.

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  Posted on August 28, 2011 19:40
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Amazing <3. Thanks for sharing ;3

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  Posted on August 28, 2011 19:42
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Nice symbol Manjji,keep up the good work,hope to see you progress on in the future.
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  Posted on August 30, 2011 23:45
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nice tut bro
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  Posted on September 3, 2011 18:11
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Semi-Bump

Also, thanks for all the positive feedback!

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