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.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
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