As I walked up the path to work today I looked to my right, and noticed some more flowers. Some are cultivated, the others are native. All are lovely.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, I reckon I am giving you 150 words worth in the above image.
How I did this:
- Opened GIMP and found an image I liked from my files.
- Used Filters – Render – Patterns – Grid to impose a grid on the image.
- Dragged the width up so there were exactly 4 rows of boxes
- Used the rectangular tool to make it a 5×4 grid
- Opened a new window and pasted this in as a new layer
- Used the lasso tool to cut out 3 squares (proportion: 150/1000 words)
- Opened a new window and drew a 5×4 grid in above
- Copied the part of the image I had selected with the lasso tool and added as a new layer
- Uploaded to Flickr
I took the photo in the middle of this image yesterday and used it as inspiration for my daily doodle. Such beautiful flowers, fading so fast as we are home all day with the heating on at the moment. Today I used it for the daily create. Here’s what I did:
- Cropped it slightly, then uploaded it to Lunapic and added a filter (beauty).
- Downloaded the result to my PC
- Opened Powerpoint and inserted the original image, resizing it to fit
- Inserted the new image and resized
- Copied the new image 7 more times to tile it
- Selected all and grouped the image
- Saved as picture to my PC
- Opened in Paint and resized to 25% to reduce the file size
- Uploaded to Flickr as a CC-BY-SA-NC
- Added to this post.
- Find a photo (a bunch of tulips, opening and dropping their petals quickly in this heated room)
- Open it in Paint (it’s easy, and familiar)
- Spend ages deciding what words to use (in the end I Google “flower, quote”)
- Paste a few words onto the image and save
- Undo, paste the next few words, save with a new file name
- Repeat for the whole quote
- Head over to Giphy.com
- Upload all of the images and make a gif
- Save to PC
- Upload to WordPress and add to blog post.
A great daily create today, imo (disclaimer: I submitted the idea). I took a photo of a daffodil that I took a couple of months ago and put it through an online app that turns photos into drawings, and messed around for a few minutes till I had an outline I liked.
Then I printed it out and got out my pencil case. I could already see the makings of a beak and a scruffy body, and this is what appeared.