Introduction to Part 1 (50 points)
The purpose of this project is to perform a variety of modifications to a bitmap image. Once you have familiarize yourself with the tutorials below, you should be able to crop, blur, change colors, add borders, and add your signature to an image making it your own unique creation.
- Click here for a [GIMP Preview.]
As you perform each modification to your image, you must save them as you go along so you may display your progression:
- Original Image
- Blurred Image
- B&W Background Image
- Bordered Image
- Final Product with Signature Image
- Your Own Creation (peruse http://docs.gimp.org/en/filters.html to find something unique!)
This is a total of (6) Images.
- You will use a table to house the images, a (3) column x (2) row table.
- Include reflection questions at the bottom of your project page.
Tutorials of Gimp Software
The program you will be using for your project is Gimp. Gimp is a [free download-able] program for both Mac and PC. There are additional/separate patches and add-ons available for Gimp.However, for this project all requirements may be completed with the original install of v.2.8 Gimp. Review the tutorial links below to learn how to perform the required image modifications.
- Setting Up Gimp & Importing Image
- Image Prepping
- How To Blur
- How To Black & White
- How To Add Border & Signature
- How To Save
- Creating Your Own
- NOTE: For best quality, click on HQ button in YouTube window.
Reflection of Project:
Answer these questions with your Bitmap Project page.
- What file extensions are most common to bitmap images? Name at least 3.
- Are bitmap images easier to work on than vector? Why or Why not?
- Why are bitmap images more common in everyday usage? Include its advantages in your answer.
- What were the most useful feature(s) used in GIMP that helped you with your project?
Introduction to Project 1, Part 2 (50 points):
This project compares the file sizes of four images : .tiff format, .png format, .jpg format bitmap files and a .svg vector graphic file.
Create the vector graphic (.svg format) file using inkscape
Create the bitmap (.jpg, .tiff, and .png format) file by rastering vector graphic into bitmap images.
Introduction to Project 1, Part 3 (extra credit):
- Please create a simple GIF animation, at least 6 frames
- how to use GIMP to create GIF animation: Click to watch this video
- Here's a great tutorial created by one of our GGC student. You could follow this one as well.
- This is a funny GIMP GIF animation posted on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q3cAWkAGno , enjoy!
- You may use This Template for your project page.