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The Cartographist
10-29-2008, 11:37 AM
I thought that there was a thread about it already, but I can't seem to find it.

Can someone provide quick advice or a tutorial on generating a nice parchment in the GIMP? (There are tons of parchment tutorials for PS, but I'm currently unable to find anything for the GIMP.)

Along the same lines (and I'd assume it's very close), can someone provide advice or a tutorial on generating marble (the stone) in the GIMP?

Thanks, in advance. I really miss this place...

"Tim"

Karro
10-29-2008, 12:09 PM
Sagenlicht posted this script for making torn old paper:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2901

based on a tut by RobA

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=533&highlight=paper

That might answer the parchment needs, at least.

Redrobes
10-29-2008, 01:11 PM
You could try these guys for plenty of real stuff.

http://www.cgtextures.com/textures.php?t=browse&q=387

RobA
10-29-2008, 01:13 PM
Along the same lines (and I'd assume it's very close), can someone provide advice or a tutorial on generating marble (the stone) in the GIMP?

Here is the process I use, based on some photoshop tutorial from long ago that I have since lost the location of
1) Filter->Render->Clouds->Solid Noise
2) Filter->Render->Clouds->Difference Clouds
3) Repeat 3-10 times
4) Color->Auto->Equalize
5) Color->Levels and rag the gamma to 4 or so

This is black veins on white.

Invert to get white on black.

Colorize to get a colored marble.

Make seamless if desired :)

Also, a nice effect is to throw another layer of rendered clouds in screen mode on top:

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Oh-

And here is a coloured marble tut at the GUG: http://gug.sunsite.dk/tutorials/alastair1/

-Rob A>