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Create a Hackergotchi with the Gimp [ID:803] (1/1)

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video tutorial by comprookie2000, added 07/08

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Have some fun with the Gimp. Join me as we create a Hackergotchi. A hackergotchi is a picture of a writer used as an avatar to identify the author of a given RSS feed in blog aggregators. The term hackergotchi originated when the fashion of blog aggregators hit the hacker community, hence the "hacker" part.

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7. anonymous Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:21

Good tutorial , I just don't understand why the author takes 4 minutes before he begins the actual tutorial.

Have been using GIMP for some time now - but there is always something more to learn.


I think that if you didn't save the image, but instead did edit... select... None, and then did script-fu... drop shadow, you would have gotten your desired results. I agree that you should find a way to either title your blog more appropriately, or edit out your progresss report.



comprookie2000, you are more than welcome to join the author's google group. They will happily help you find the correct tool for video editing.

Hi gasto,

Thanks for the feedback, this video is from my podcast, that is why the extra noise at the beginning. I wish i could find a good editing tool for Linux, but have not found one to work on ogg theora yet, I am hoping someone will in the future. I am a novice with the Gimp and your explanation is very helpful, thanks.

Feedback: It is nice to have a background on what you do with Python, the #pythongroup, and the books you've bought to learn Python, but you would have done better by making it another screencast perhaps making it a series following the building blocks you manage to accomplish while learining Python. The title says it clearly: Create a Hackergotchi with the Gimp. And people are expecting to see that.

Suggestion: use a video editing tool, for example:

That way, you can feel more comfortable making mistakes, and editing it later.

Also, you had to invert the selection to apply the 'drop shadow' to the head and not to the canvas. When you saved it the selection and reopened the file, the selection was lost, so GIMP used the valid opaque pixels from the selected layer to apply the 'drop shadow'




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