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A tutorial on making a stencil with an open source program called the GIMP. I looked on all the Instructs tagged with stencil, and not one gives a ...
-What You Need--printer-craft knife-The GIMP-surface to cut on (self healing mat)-spray mount (optional)-spray paintGIMP is an open source raster based graphics editor. It was designed to replace Photoshop.You ...
Pick a good simple image (remember: simple equals less cuts) preferably on a white background. This can be hacked by simply erasing around an image in MSPaint or ...
Crop out the parts you want to make a stencil of with the Crop/Resize Tool (Tools>Transform Tools>Crop). a. GIMP allows you to save a copy in case you ...
We need to simplify the image now. We will do this by Colorify-ing the image. There are two ways of doing this in GIMP. a.One way is to ...
Now I'm going to tweak the contrast and brightness a bit. (Tools>Color Tools>Brightness-Contrast) I'm trying to get a hard line on the helmet, the hardest part on this ...
Next I use the Threshold tool (Tools>Color Tools>Threshold) You'll want to play with the settings to get good hard black and white , which is perfect for stenciling.
There you go! You end up with a semi usable image. The key to stenciling is to editing out the "islands" of white in your image. You can ...
Get your craft knife(s) and you image and get it all ready for slicing and dicing.
If you have a fairly low res image, this is a good idea. Silver sharpie.
Once your done cutting, it's time to spray. A simple one layer will do (you could make a 1.5 layer but that's a different tutorial)As for spraying. A ...
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