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How to Manually Posterize an image in GIMP

Post#1 by tim » 11 Sep 2017, 22:16


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Post#2 by Espermaschine » 12 Sep 2017, 01:11


Guys, whats going on here is utterly depressing. In fact it makes me want to delete my blog and quit writing tutorials for ever.

I've spent MONTHS to develop this effect because i have been a great fan of Shepard Fairey's work for years and watched every tutorial i could find.
Guess what ? Only one of the gazillion Hope poster tutorials came even close of getting a decent result.
To my knowledge Shepard has never revealed how he is able to transform photos of famous people into his clean vectorart.
Some guy claims that he does it manually by cutting it out of something called rubylith.

It took a lot of time making this tutorial as best as i could. It was not meant for beginners, because you have to understand some basics like layermasks, and thats just not beginners stuff.
So when Tim wrote the script, i wasnt happy.
I guess his idea was to make it a little easier, and im sure he meant no evil, but in my opinion, it has made the effect worse.
Not only is everybody now starting with the exact same colours i used in the tutorials, he also gave every mask an automatic blur.
Which is why every single outcome i have seen so far looks awful.

If you rip off my effect without asking me, at least make it good !

Not a single outcome i have seen so far is even close to the Marilyn i used in my tutorial.
Everything i have seen so far is blurry and has nothing in common with the art of Shepard Fairey.

Thats the problem with automated effects.
Scripts do have their place to make things easier where machine is superior to humans. Like repeating the same thing a hundred times over.

If you want to make art in the vein of Shepard Fairey, get to know his work (obeygiant.com).
Understand where the colour schemes are coming from (print in general and propaganda posters).
Dont be lazy.
Give credit to the originators.
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Post#3 by tim » 12 Sep 2017, 02:34


Should I remove this
, I am sorry I didn't know? I thought I I already gave credit by pointing to your tutorial in my script post that points to your original tutorial.
Let me know i'll remove it at your request.
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Post#4 by tim » 12 Sep 2017, 04:36


While i am waiting to hear back from you to delete my posts.... it got me thinking on how i can get closer to Shepard Fairey's style.
Is this any better?
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Post#5 by Issabella » 12 Sep 2017, 05:43


Friend Tin, I think that it's better to remove the script and also the thread I opened yesterday, if please do it for me.
I find your results to be very good especially this last you did. Anyway, thanks a lot for your great help to get such a nice effect.
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Post#6 by tim » 12 Sep 2017, 06:08


I will gladly remove posts related to this at Esper's request.
I have a link to Esper's tutorial and it's even documented in the script too.
I see the script as helper script only as effort to try to get closer to Shepard Fairey's style.
It's still a mystery how he does it as Esper said he never revealed his technique.
I am super curious about his style now.
So I am gonna wait till i hear back from Esper then i'll delete all posts related to it and the script as well.
Just waiting to hear back from Esper.
Sorry Esper no hard feelings.. I didn't think you'd mind me scripting stuff related to your blog. Now I know. I will delete things as you wish...just let me know.
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Post#7 by tim » 12 Sep 2017, 06:48


I'll just go ahead and delete the video the script and link people to Esper's tutorial.
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