GIMP is limited, but it's not the only free tool in the toolbox...
What does your original PDF look like? Is it a layered PDF or a single-layered PDF? For single-layered PDFs, I pull it into GIMP and export each page as a PDF. I then use Scribus to build myself a multi-layered PDF with sd and cameo reg marks. There's a major gotcha you have to be aware of with Scribus -- there's a thread on the forums here where Christoper Roe (aka melebbles) discovered that you kinda have to scrub some lines of text from the resulting PDF that Scribus generates. I've been tempted to write a simple program to do the cleanup automatically, but so far, Notepad++ and some macros does the trick for me. If it's a multi-layered PDF that you're looking to add layers to, then working in GIMP is a little tougher, though depending on what the layers look like, it's not impossible.
If there's anything I can try to help with, just let me know!
Post by bravesirkevin on Feb 2, 2016 15:47:49 GMT -9
I looked long and hard for an answer to this one a few years ago, but it appears the only way to add layers was to go back to my Illustrator file and make the changes there... The reason for this is that the PDF layer structure doesn't convert back when you import it, and Adobe Acrobat Professional doesn't have many useful authoring tools because it wasn't designed to do that sort of work.
I only checked the Asian Temple and because of the large roof, the parts have been overlapping the unprintable area. So I cant use them for autocutting. I will have to redo them in Illustrator.
For other reasons I am very interested in Scribus but what is keeping me off, it's only available through sourceforge. The Gimp team has documented that sourceforge package stuff (from unwanted to almost malware) so it has become an untrusted source.
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9