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How to Design a Dramatic Winged Dragon with Gimp

Mar 02, 2009, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"First, we need to collect some stock photos. Head on over to Stock.xchng and grab this photo of a castle.Create a new canvas that is no smaller than 1440x900 pixels. We want something rather large to work with so that we have plenty of room to mess around. Open the image of the castle as a new layer onto the canvas. Name the new layer "castle." Get out the eyedropper tool and select a sample color of the sky.

"Create a new transparent layer below the castle layer. Fill the layerwith color #EAEFF5. Merge the castle layer with this layer. Use the clone stamp tool and get rid of the ugly little line left over. Renamethe layer "castle."

"Step 2
Now we will add in the main part of our dragon. Head on over to here and download the image of the iguana. Open it as a new layer on our canvas. Rename the layer to "iguana."

"Make the image smaller (if needed) and move it above the castle."

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