Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Straight to Video #01

Men in Blacula


Small-Print Tutorial - Warp Factor 1

Let's keep this short and sweet. Today I'd like to encourage you to mess around with the "IWarp" distortion filter. It's traditional for some reason to warp the features of the handsome and many-talented Mr Will Smith. So please save the image to the left, and open in GIMP in the usual way.

Select <Filters><Distorts><Iwarp> and an IWarp dialog will pop up with a copy of the image of our dashing hero. Click wherever you fancy and drag the cursor to stretch the image. If you mess up, you can always click the <Reset> button.

TIP1 : break your distort into stages and click <OK> to commit the changes at the end of each stage. That way you can use Ctrl+Z (<Edit><Undo>) and Ctrl+Y (<Edit><Redo>) to undo partial changes rather than having to <Reset> the whole thing.

TIP2 : You can select a small part of the image (using the Rectangle Select Tool from the toolbox) to narrow the scope of the IWarp. That way the IWarp dialog will have a zoomed image of (say) Mr. Smith's nostrils.

Do have a go : I'd like to use the IWarp tool again tomorrow to make our first animated ".GIF".


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51 comments:

  1. He looks like a deformed elf lol

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  2. So it's true he is an alien after all!

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  3. hahah blacula that actually made me laugh out loud.

    and yeah sanchez, no problem with me. you can use any pics i post anywhere. actually looking forward to that tutorial.

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  4. haha @smile

    J was creepin all the time!

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  5. I agree he looks more like an elf.

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  6. That's one creepy Will Smith

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  7. Hahaha.. I read this while in a meeting.. Too damn funny!!!

    (thank you for reading my blog )

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  8. Wonderful tutorial, but I can't help thinking his movies would have been more interesting if he looked like that.

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  9. I'm looking forward to seeing the offensive entries!

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  10. Is that a good "Wow" or a "No she didn't Wow"!! LOL as long as you don't give me Will's lips we'll be okay!

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  11. Oh man, this is endless fun. I am totally making boobs so fucking huge now and creating boobs where boobs weren't! Boobs for everyone!

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  12. never actually seen this movie, but like this pic. and no it is not jb (don't even the like the shortie with the girl voice) it is logan lerman. you might have seen him in percy jackson, jack and bobby, a painted house, hoot... anything ring a bell?

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  13. Storyboards? I'm not that good of a writer.. and on the Wow.. thank you..

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  14. Oh wow, that looks all sorts o weird.

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  15. I'm loving this series of posts!!

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  16. why it gotta be Will though?
    He's a great man!
    :P

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  17. I will never see the Fresh Prince the same way ever again.

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  18. Nice, looks like me last saturday morning.

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  19. good job, i've been ruining people's images with photoshop for the entire last decade. it's rewarding!

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  20. Funny!! i like it :) looks like Et

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  21. bwahahah it looks awsome man
    again thanks for the turtorial

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  22. Hahaha great :) too bad hes not like that all the time ^^

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  23. cmon...don't make fun of him. i like the way he acts. :D

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  24. Haha that app looks crazyy. I must have it!

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  25. I knew he was an alien in disguise in men and black! :D

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  26. stop giving away all my secrets fucker... i hate you sucio

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  27. Thanks for show us a great funky feature in photoshop! I like the first picture of Will Smith in Men in Blacula. That feature is fun.

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  28. hehehe...i've never thought the first picture was will smith, it looks more like alien

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  29. I love that picture of will smith.

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  30. i feel like i've seen this photoshopped before, in a slightly different way

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  31. I can always count on being a bit freaked out by the first thing I see here...

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  32. Funny picture edit. Mind you, towards the end of I Am Legend i'm pretty sure his face started to look a bit like this. Give it a few failed plastic surgery operations on his face and every time he stands near a candle he'll look a bit like this. P.S. New Follower

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  33. OMG... that's the best Will Smiff I have ever seen lol

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