Making a Flag Wave in GIMP

posted by hornj, Feb 12, 2009 11:06 PM — 10 comments

1. To begin, open up a flat image of a flag in GIMP. Make sure that there is either transparency showing around it, or that it is on it's own layer and it does not cover the entire screen.

2. Select the layer with the flag on it and open Filters->Distorts->Curve Bend
a. Check 'Automatic Preview'
b. In the modify curve box, play with the curve until it looks right.
c. Switch the Curve for Border to Lower, and basically make the lines allign.
d. Click OK

3. Duplicate the Layer

4. Draw black lines on where the flag curves up the most

5. Apply Filters->Blur->Gaussian Blur
a. The default setting of 5 horizonal and 5 virtical should be good unless the image is really high quality. Then you would need to increase it.

6. Lower the opacity until it looks right (In the layers dialog box)

7. Done!



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1. posted by shake5014, Mar 9, 2009 3:14 AM

very good!!


2. posted by stmon, Mar 31, 2009 2:05 PM

Really good! Can you tell me where to find tutorials as good as this one on Gimp?

Many thanks


3. posted by hannahhmn, Apr 9, 2009 12:47 AM

You can get some really great GIMP tutorials on http://z15.invisionfree.com/carma_academy/index.ph- p.? If you join, make sure that you let one of the staff members know that Jinx sent you.

Secondly, the forum is mainly a graphics resource. I am being taught by a member named S.unless (she's a close friend of mine) and she is great! Just register for an account, then post in the 'GIMP Instructors' section.

Ta-da!
- Hannah


4. posted by escan, Aug 18, 2010 11:39 AM

Nice tutorial :)


5. posted by organy, Jan 7, 2013 11:35 AM

Very interesting, thanks a lot


6. posted by disenoweb9, Feb 22, 2013 7:56 AM

AWESOME. thank you for taking your time to teach us! I really learned a lot. WOW.


7. posted by harissonA, May 27, 2013 1:38 AM

Very interesting, thanks a lot!


8. posted by trainer2, May 31, 2013 8:56 AM

AWESOME. thank you for taking your time to teach us! I really learned a lot. WOW.


9. posted by carlislekm, Jul 29, 2013 4:37 AM

Very interesting


10. posted by inizjall, Nov 6, 2013 3:38 AM

great work :)

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