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Creating GFlares

Blender 3d tutorial

If you choose to do this tutorial please leave a comment. I would also very much like to see how it turned out for you so drop a link in a comment or send me a link to an image of what you did if you want to :)

Ok, create a new image, then click filter>light and shadow>gradient flare

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FIG1

Click on "new", a box will pop up asking what you want to name the new flare, keep it as is or name it something nice ^^

Click ok, then with the new flare selected in the list click edit, a window will come up with a bunch of settings.

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FIG2

Here are the settings for this tutorial:

In the Glow tab:

Gradients:

Radial gradient: %white_grad

Angular gradient: %white

Angular size gradient: Four bars

Parameters:

Default settings

In the rays tab:

Gradients:

Radial gradient: %white_grad

Angular gradient: %white

Angular size gradient: Four bars

Parameters:

Just change the settings i point out here.

Size: 89,6

# of spikes: 124

Spike thickness: 1.0

In the second flares tab:

Gradients:

Default settings

Parameters:

Just drag the size all the way back, this one wont be used.

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Ok, now you have made a GFlare, this can be used over and over again even after restarts. It can also be shared with other people, on windows vista and up it is located in C:/Users/"YOUR USERNAME HERE"/.gimp-2.6/gflare

This is the result of the tutorial(i added some color though)

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I hope you learned something from this!

Thank you for reading! Please do comment on this tutorial and rate it, also please visit www.darkscarab.com for more help and critique.

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