I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I haven't had the time.
It's not really a glitter background I guess... I just didn't know what to call it.
It's like... 3:30 am, so expect things that don't make sense and typos. DUN HAT ME CUZ I SLEPY OK.
*•°•*Things you'll need.*
- that's a given, OK. Just like... download it?
- just go to Google, and search for glitter brushes for gimp, and download as many as you can. Even if you don't use them all here, they are a staple to signatures. (Well for me anyways.)
1. Open up gimp and make a new project. I made mine 380x120, but it really doesn't matter.
2. Go to your blend tool (
) and pick a teal/light blue for a Foreground color, and a royal/dark blue for a background color. The click and slide your mouse down you're project. Hold control for a straight line. It should turn out like this:
3. Make a new layer, and make sure it's set to Transparency. Now you're going to select your brush tool (
) and pick one of the fuzzy brushes. (I think it's like... Circle Fuzzy (11) that I use). Now, you want to select areas for a certain color. So maybe have one corner pink, the other dark blue, etc. Try to stay within the color range, aka purple/royal blue/teal/pink. It should look something like this:
4. Now you want to go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur, and set the numbers to a high number. Mine was 116, and it turned out like this:
Ok, you can kind of see it. But whatever, just make sure it's higher than 90 and like... lower than 1000.
5. Yay tim 4 fn. U hav fn hear. Make a new layer, and again, make sure it's set on Transparency. Select your brush tool again, and pick a solid, circular brush. Now, at the bottom of your tools, right under the brushes, you will see "size" and "opacity". Make the opacity around 20, and the size whatever you want. You want it to be not too big, but big enough so it will take up some room. Now go along and make sure that every part of your project is filled with a circle. Don't make them all the same though. Make some more opaque than others, by clicking more times in that area. It should look like this:
6. Now set that layer to about... 50 opacity. Have it so you can see the circles, but they aren't too bright. You want them to add some texture. Now, make a new layer, and you're going to do the same thing, but play with the size, colors (stay within the range of the pinks/purples/dark blues/light blues/white), and opacity. Remember what we did with the colors earlier? Try to keep whatever colors you are using inside of that color range, with the exceptions of a few little circles. Mine looked like this:
7. Make another layer (omigah I bt ur leik "zomg moar layrs? he b cray") and make sure that your size is around 90, and your opacity is 100. Now select you're glitter brushes, pick white as a foreground color, and go crazy. You want to use different brushes though, or it'd look weird. Here's what it should look like.
8. Now merge all of your layers together, and then copy that layer. Select the top layer, and go to Filters>Distorts>Video, and select these settings:
We'll call this the video layer.
9. Staying on the video layer, set the opacity of the layer, to make the lines a little duller.
10. Woah yay last step. Stay on you're video layer, and go to Colors>Colorize and play around with the sliders. When you find something you like, click "OK" and merge both of your layers.
This was my final product:
There are many color combinations the Colorize can make. I got bored last night and made a few examples.
Post your results here!