GIMP Tutorial: Striped Background Design

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texture: splatter brushes: make your own splatter brushes: outcome: GIMP is an open-source (free) image editing program with many of the same features as Adobe Photoshop. This video was recorded and edited with the following free programs: CamStudio Audacity VirtualDub


Michael Hannigan says:

Thanks for the help. You told me what I needed to know.


tealovesrob says:

you’re awesome thank you so much!!! 🙂

Art Girl says:

that’s awesome! you’re really good at this.

JustDMarie says:

Just instead of doing horizontal lines, do vertical, and instead of vertical for the little light pink thing, you use horizontal 😀

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monsoonami says:

Do you mean the part when I move the black shadow layer down? That just uses the “down arrow” key.

TheZwierzX says:

which key

monsoonami says:

Sorry, I don’t understand.

TheZwierzX says:

how to do what you did you did with the black layer that is I do przesuneles

mallenalla says:

great tutoriaI! i learned some new things by following this and i really liked the design too.

Mike Fitzpatrick says:

nice video this was very helpful 🙂

monsoonami says:

I covered most of the main differences in my “GIMP 2.8” video.

mercanaries3 says:

What’s the difference between gimp 2.6 and gimp 2.8?

They look the same

WaterFor3st says:

Ok. I just finished making this (with my own splash brush from you tutorial) and it looks great 😀 Thanks again.

monsoonami says:

A “texture” is usually just a photograph of a textured object or surface and, like most photos, would usually be saved as a JPG or perhaps a PNG.

WaterFor3st says:

How would I make a texture. Or what would I save it as if I wanted to make a texture.

jhealrj27 says:

Your so Very Fast!

Adam B says:

I love you dude (no that way lol) Thank you!

Leadman1989 says:

Also, try overlay.

Leadman1989 says:

What font is that?

Hande Alici says:

Thank you so much for  sharing!!You are awesome!!

candoitnow1 says:

WOW !!! you make it so easy to follow and understand. I’m very new to all this And up till 6 months ago never even touched a computer at all. So have been self taught. I’m amazed with myself and what I can now do. But love to watch alot of the tutorials and yours are wonderful so THANKS HEEPS KEEP EM COMING !!!

Babyshaking says:

Awesome work, it’s a shame that you aren’t so active anymore, you have some of the best GIMP tutorials on YouTube.

kakashigirl100 says:

Okay, I’ll try that, thank you very much for your time and information. I appreciate it. =)

monsoonami says:

(part 2) However, you don’t have to use the Soft Light layer mode to complete this tutorial. Try experimenting with other layer modes like Hard Light, and adjust the opacity to your liking. Or you could try using colors for your stripes that are less “pure.” For example, instead of pure red (ff0000), maybe try something like df1b0b. And instead of pure black (000000), maybe try a very dark gray like 0d0d0d.

monsoonami says:

That’s what I expected. If the Red, Green, and Blue components of your colors are all either completely on (ff) or completely off (00), then the Soft Light layer mode will have no effect.  When a black and white layer (such as the texture in this tutorial) is set to Soft Light, it causes the RGB components of the image beneath it to be “pushed” toward the extremes (either ff or 00). So if your colors are already at the extremes, Soft Light won’t affect it. (continued in part 2)

kakashigirl100 says:

I was using ff0000 and 000000. Red and black.

monsoonami says:

Can you post the “HTML notation” for the colors you used in your stripes? (For example, see the annotation at 0:46) If you used colors like “ff00ff” or “0000ff”, then I know what the problem is. (Actually it’s not a “problem”, but rather a side-effect of the way the Soft Light layer mode works.)

kakashigirl100 says:

I have a question. The first time I attempted to do this tutorial, it worked perfectly fine, but, I’m trying to do it for the second time, and now I’m having difficulties. At 2:32 where you set the layers mode to “soft light” the grunge doesn’t appear at all and the colors I picked for my stripes are still a solid color. No change. I did everything correctly according to your tutorial. I even tried reinstalling GIMP in order to fix it, but sadly that didn’t even work. Can you help me? Thanks.

laqaunza says:

<3 the tut. Thanx

MrOnyxWolf says:

This is definitely good.

sabre185th says:

Thanks Monsoonami – great tutorial pitched at great level You packed alot of content into a short tutorial,. I picked up loads of tips by rewatching and listening hard!!. Love the easy drop shadow using gaussian blur and move.

Keep them tuts  coming!

onbeyondzebrabydrs says:

I love how even with this really pink product you add a bit of grunge to the back, I have a question from the color change video though, how do I save the script to my gimp scripts file, I’ve tried a billion times and it’s driving me crazy!

monsoonami says:

Cool, glad I could help. You’re not the first person to have a hard time figuring out how to make stripes in GIMP, which is why I made this tutorial. Of course there are other ways to do it, but this is one of the easiest I’ve found.

XxElegantTragedyxX says:

Fjfvfrjdbel!!! Thank you so much! You have no idea how much I was struggling. I tried to find stripe brushes and couldn’t and then I tried lassoing each individual stripe, but they all came out slightly uneven. I wanted to gouge my eyes out with a spork. Now this took me about two seconds and it was perfection. My only regret is not finding your video sooner. Haha! ^_^’
Incredible tutorial! ^_^

MrSeaPanda says:

Awesome tutorial, best channel I’ve seen on Youtube so far.

Emmanuel Espino says:

you probably selected the wrong layer.

VibeeeHD says:

when I try the black bucket fill nothing happens 🙁 Why?

anaarkaliix says:


monsoonami says:

You should try both and see which one looks best for your particular image. If you want to completely get rid of a black background though, color-to-alpha would work better than just lowering the opacity, but just setting the layer’s mode to “screen” would be even easier.

ZemoraARTS says:

llike if i have a optical flare with a black background .. should i lower capcity or colors to alpha

monsoonami says:

Sorry. I’m not sure what you mean by “what you used in this tutorial”.

ZemoraARTS says:

Hey so what is better for blending. Using g colors to alpha or what u used in this tutoriol

Chelsea Jones says:

I did it ;D

FusionsStudio says:

Thank You Great Tutorials I Subbed

mskiara18 says:

This is really helpful :)

DirtyDean0 says:

why did you comment this

paradise53230 says:

nice comeback lol
and love the tutorial and the videos I hope you making some more videos 🙂

222devious says:

GIMP Tutorial: Striped Background Design

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