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"Something Inside", a quick Gimp tutorial for a Quebecois

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This is a simple and quick Gimp tutorial to teach to Tech-King how to make a "something inside" logo out of an "Intel inside" logo ...

 
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Step 1: What do you need ?

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The recipe of the Chef :

- One installation of Gimp or Gimp for Windows
This is a free and open-source equivalent of PhotoShop

- One picture of an "Intel Inside" logo.
Use Google Image to find it and download it ...
Or simply just download it from here if you're that lazy ..........

Step 2: Now, let's get rid of Intel ...

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- Open the Intel's logo with Gimp.
If you installed Gimp correctly, you could right click on the picture, and select "open with Gimp".

- Select the appropriate tool and the appropriate color ...
The appropriate foreground color is white if your appropriate tool is a pencil.
If your appropriate tool is the rubber, then the appropriate background color is white.

- Erase Intel ...
If the shadow get damaged, it does not matter, we will restore it on the next step.
If you damage more than the shadow, you can cancel your last actions through the "edit" menu.

Step 3: Let's restore the shadow ...

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- Select the "little hand with a finger" tool
Be careful, this is a second hand hand. You may want to select the size of the finger.

- Zoom over the damaged shadow, and restore it.
With your "little hand with a finger" tool, you click on the right side of the damaged shadow, and you "spread" it on the left.
If you fail, just cancel your last actions through the "edit" menu, and do it again ... but correctly !
Tabernouche... I grokked that.... :)
Cotorep inside
FYI, they changed. It's no more Cotorep. It's MDPH.
Either I'm doing something wrong, or you have a different version if GIMP. When I try to duplicate the "Something", it duplicates the entire image! Also, my "Something" isn't as sharp as yours was. What am I doing wrong?
chooseausername (author)  YummyPancakes6 years ago
Oh, seems I forgot to mention what version I used ... It's the version 2.4.2 (french version, under Linux, Ubuntu 7.10). Could you show me a screen capture of your "Something" ? (or send me your XCF file ?)
Here, this is what I have so far:
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chooseausername (author)  YummyPancakes6 years ago
1) Is this the normal size you're working on, or is it resized ? 2) You could "squeeze" your "something" a little bit more using the "perspective tool" (the one I red-encircled in step 5)
It's normal size, but I zoomed in a little bit while I was working. And my perspective tool doesn't work; it keeps changing the shape in ways that I don't want, i.e. When I grab a handle, the box goes from a rectangle to a trapezoid! Of course, I'm probably just using it wrong, though.
chooseausername (author)  YummyPancakes6 years ago
So, if it's "normal size", it's normal that it's not as sharp as mine, like you said. I'd recommend that you work with a larger "intel logo" instead of a tiny one. And once you're done, you're free to resize it to a lower size if you want. About the "perspective tool" that does not work like expected, there are two similar tools : one for trapezoidal deformation, and a second one for "free" deformation (it's called "perspective" in french). Maybe you're not using the good one because I wrongfully translated its name in english from french, or because this tool does not exist in your version of Gimp. Which version do you use ? Windows or Linux ?
I'm running Gimp 2.4 on Windows XP.
chooseausername (author)  YummyPancakes6 years ago
Seems your version has all the required functionnalities. Even older versions (2.2.8) for windows has it. I don't know what's wrong. I highly recommend that you work with a larger "intel inside" logo instead of this tiny one. You'll get better results. Maybe that's where your problem comes from ?
Sure, that's probably it. Let's close this comment chain before we get to 10.
randofo6 years ago
The font doesn't match. You would get better results from mixing, matching and modifying the original image than adding a new word in comic sans.
chooseausername (author)  randofo6 years ago
Yes, I know it does not match. It does not matter if it's not perfect. The point was to teach to Tech-King how to make it by himself.
When you post an instructable, it's for everybody. If you just want him to know, send him a private message with all of this in it.
chooseausername (author)  Aar000n3y6 years ago
When you post an instructable, it's for everybody. If you just want him to know, send him a private message with all of this in it.

Of course !
Do you think I would have made it public if I did not thought it could be useful to more than one person ?
It's public for everybody, but I created it because I wanted to teach something to someone who asked.

Now, does it really matter if the font and the color of my example does not really match ?
No, because the point of this instructable was to teach something to someone ...

=o)
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They're making good points about the flaws in the intructable to try and help improve it. I thought you were saying you weren't going to fix it because it was just for one person, or something along those lines. Also those things do matter, because it makes the the entire thing look badly put together, because you can tell that it was edited easily.
Man, just leave the dude alone, it was an EXAMPLE, I'm sure that if he/she were making a sticker of some sort he/she would have done a better job. You can enhance the graphics if you want on your own logo thingy!
all right. now i can make tech-king inside, case modding inside and don't put any limbs inside. thanks. this is too cool.
Also, the colours don't match up perfectly -- it would be a good idea to use the eyedropper (or ctrl) to select the original colour, and use that...
Yes, I know it does not match. It does not matter if it's not perfect. The point was to teach to Tech-King how to make it by himself.

(Weird ... I'm having a strange feeling of deja vu ...)

=o)
ironically, so am i. so you arent having false visions and memories. this instructable is awesom
Patrik randofo6 years ago
True, although at the size a typical "Intel inside" logo is displayed, the font discrepancy may not matter too much.

Two useful websites for trying to identify and match an existing fonts sample:

WhatTheFont
IdentiFont

WhatTheFont asks you to upload an image sample of the font. Even after deleting the circle and shadows, and lining the letters up horizontally, it still couldn't find a decent font in this case.

IdentiFont takes a "twenty questions" approach to font identification. Best it could come up with in this case is a font called Amber - not a great fit, but probably better than the overused Comic Sans MS.

I've had good experiences with IdentiFont in the past. I assume the problem here is that the "intel inside" is a one-off font, rather than something they picked off the shelf.
ll.13 Patrik6 years ago
http://dafont.com they're pretty good too. :-)
Patrik ll.136 years ago
Hm... does dafont have a tool to help you match an existing sample of font? If so, I didn't see it...
ll.13 Patrik6 years ago
no, I don't think it does..... is it... necessary? :)
Patrik ll.136 years ago
Well, I did bring up WhatTheFont and IdentiFont in response to randofo's complaint that the font didn't match. This is actually a common problem when modifying in existing image or logo, and these tools have been useful for me in the past to find an exact match.
randofo Patrik6 years ago
Indeed. With a company as large as Intel, they are going to have a logo that is custom made. It is rare these types of companies use pre-packaged fonts. The only way to really do it is to design it yourself.
Cool! I might try this out, awesome job, I like editing stuff. And the chef guy, that's kind of random, but awesome job!
chooseausername (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
The chef is Joel Robuchon =o)
He is a super hero ! He collect a total of 17 Michelin stars ! =o)
darth2o6 years ago
I noticed that you said, "This [Gimp] is a free and open-source equivalent of PhotoShop", but it is nowhere near equivalent to the raw power of Photoshop. Raw power is good.
Patrik darth2o6 years ago
"Raw power"? Sure, they're running a bit behind on the new features Photoshop adds in every version, but it has pretty much everything the typical Photoshop user uses on a daily basis. As for power - considering that most people probably use Gimp under Linux, that would probably give you more "raw power" than running Photoshop under Windows. :-P