Gimp Reptile Eye Tutorial Part 2

 

Step 8

I think we need a bit more highlights for the eye.

1. Create New layer above layer “EyeColor”

  • We let Gimp name it. It should be “Layer”

 

2. Layers Dialog Box – Layer “Ball” selected.

  • Above canvas – Select – By Color.
  • Touch canvas so black circle is selected.

 

3. ToolBox – Ellipse select tool selected.

4. ToolOptions – Expend from center – Checked.

5. Touch inside circle on the canvas, the manipulation handles should show up.

  • You can drag them or simply type in the ToolOptions
  • Size – 120 by 172.
  • Position – 68 by 42.

 

6. ToolBox – Change Background color to white – ffffff

7. ToolBox – select Bucket Fill tool.

8. Fill newly made selection with white color.

9. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Above canvas – Select – Shrink.
  • Pop Up – shrink selection by – 3px.
  • Shrink from Image Border - Checked.

 

At this point our ellipse should become a bit smaller. Let's delete what ever color is inside of it.

10. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected

  • Hit Delete key on your keyboard.

 

 

 

11. Layers Dialog Box – Layer - “Ball” selected.

  • Above canvas – Select – By Color.
  • Touch canvas to select circle.

 

12. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected

  • Above canvas – Filters – Distorts – Shift.
  • Pop Up – Shift Horizontal – Checked.
  • Shift Amount – 20px.

 

13. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Filters – Distorts – Whirl and Piinch.
  • Pop Up – Whirl Angle – 0.
  • Pinch Amount – 0.300.
  • Radius – 1.300.

 

14. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Filters – Blur – Motion Blur.
  • Blur Type – Zoom - Checked.
  • Blur center should be set to 128 for both X and Y.
  • Blur Outward – Checked.
  • Length – 30.

 

15. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Set layer “Layer” to Mode – Overlay.
  • Right click – Drop Down – Choose – Merge Down onto layer “EyeColor”

 

Let's create new layer above layer “EyeColor”

16. Layer -New Layer – Transparency – Checked.

17. Let's rename newly created layer to “Shadow”

18. Layers Dialog Box – Select layer “Pupil” the one we made some time ago.

19. Above canvas – Select – By Color.

20. Touch black color on the canvas to make pupil shape selection.

21. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Pupil” selected – click on the eye icon next to it to hide layer “Pupil”

22. Once selection has been made

23. Layers Dialog Box – select – layer “Shadow”

  • Above canvas – Select – Grow
  • Poop Up – Grow selection by – 6px.

 

24. ToolBox – Set foreground color to black – 000000.

25. ToolBox – Select – Bucket Fill tool.

26. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Shadow” selected.

  • Fill selection on the canvas with black color.

 

Create new layer.

27. Layers – New Layer – Transparency – Checked.

  • Rename newly created layer to “Highlight”

 

28. Layers Dialog Box – Layer - “Highlight” move it below layer “Shadow” but above layer “EyeColor”

29. Layers Dialog Box – layer - “Highlight” selected.

  • Hence we still have left over selection from previous manipulations, go to Select – Grow.
  • Pop Up – Grow selection by – 3px.

 

30. ToolBox – Grab Bucket Fill tool and set Foreground color back to white – ffffff.

31. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Highlight” selected.

  • Fill selection on the canvas with white color.

 

32. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Shadow” selected.

  • Right click – Drop Down – Choose Merge Down onto layer “Highlight”
  • Above canvas – Select – None.

 

33. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Highlight” selected.

  • Above canvas – Filters – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • Pop Up – Blur Radius – Both Horizontal and Vertical set to 7.0
  • RLE – Checked.

 

34. Layers Dialog Box – Layer “Highlight” selected.

  • Set layer “Highlight” to Mode – Overlay.
  • Merge layer “Highlight” onto layer “EyeColor”

 

Let's do Edge detect one more time.

35. Layers Dialog Box – layer “EyeColor” selected.

36. Duplicate – layer “EyeColor”

  • Gimp will rename newly duplicated layer to “EyeColor copy” so we let it be just that.

 

37. Layers Dialog Box – layer “EyeColor copy” selected.

  • Above canvas – Filters – Edge Detect – Edge.
  • Pop Up – Algorithm - Sobel.
  • Amount – 2.0.
  • Smear – Checked.

 

38. Layers dialog Box – layer “EyeColor copy” selected.

  • Set layer “EyeColor copy” to Mode – Screen.
  • Set layer “EyeColor copy” Opacity - to 10.
  • Right click on layer “EyeColor copy” - Drop Down – Choose – Merge Down onto layer “EyeColor”

 

Step 9

Let's give eye some more highlights.

1. Create new layer above layer “EyeColor”

  • We leave it named “Layer” for now.

 

2. ToolBox – select – Pencil tool.

3. ToolOptions – Set Pencil tool brush size to 5.0

  • ToolOptions – I think by default when Gimps opens up brush is set to 2.Hardness 050 brush. We can leave it as is.

 

4. ToolBox – Set Foreground color to white – ffffff.

5. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

6. On the canvas draw line something like this.

 

 

7. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

 

  • Filters – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • Pop Up – Blur Radius both Horizontal and Vertical set to – 15.

 

8. Layers Dialog box – layer “Layer” selected.

 

  • Set layer “Layer” to Mode - Overlay.
  • Merge layer “Layer” onto layer “EyeColor”

 

9. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball” selected.

 

  • Duplicate layer “Ball”
  • By default Gimp will name newly duplicated layer “Ball copy” so we let it be just that.

 

10. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball copy” selected.

 

  • Move layer “Ball copy” so it is above layer “EyeColor”

 

11. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball copy” selected.

 

  • Above canvas – Select – By Color.
  • Select black circle on your canvas by touching black color.

 

12. Once selection has been made – above canvas – Select – Shrink.

 

  • Pop Up - Shrink Selection by – 5px.
  • Shrink From Image Border – Checked.
  • Hit Delete key on your keyboard to delete inside of the selection.

 

13. Above canvas – Select – None or short cut – Shift + Ctrl + A.

 

14. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball copy” selected.

 

  • Filters – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • Pop Up – Set both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to – 15.

 

15. Layers Dialog Box – layer - “Ball copy” selected.

 

  • Set layer “Ball copy” to Mode – Overlay.
  • Merge layer “Ball copy” onto layer “EyeColor”

 

16. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Pupil” selected.

 

  • Unhide layer if it was hidden by clicking on the area where eye icon used to be.
  • Above canvas – Filters – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • Set both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to 4.0

 

17. Layers Dialog box – layer - “Pupil” selected.

 

  • Merge layer “Pupil” onto layer “EyeColor”.

 

We need to clean up edges of the eye.

 

18. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball” selected.

 

  • Above canvas – Select – By Color.
  • Select by color black circle on layer “Ball”
  • Once selection has been made

 

19. Layers Dialog Box – select layer “EyeColor”

 

  • Select – Shrink.
  • Pop Up - Shrink selection by – 5px
  • Shrink from image border - Checked.

 

20. Once selection shrunk.

 

  • Above canvas – Select – Feather.
  • Pop Up – Feather Selection by 3.000.

 

21. Back to Select – Invert.

 

22. Hit Delete key on your keybaord.

 

23. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Ball” selected

 

  • Right click – Drop Down – Choose – Delete layer.

 

We are pretty much done. To give an eye a bit more character we can add some more highlights to it.

 

24. Create new layer above layer “EyeColor”

 

  • Gimp will name it “Layer” so we let it be just that.

 

25. Layers Dialog Box – layer - “Layer” selected.

 

26. ToolBox – select – Pencil Tool.

 

27. ToolOptions – set brush size to 1px.

 

28. Draw some lines on the canvas on the layer “Layer”

 

29. Something like this:

 

 

30. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Above canvas – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • Pop Up – set Both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to 2
  • RLE – Checked.

 

31. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer” selected.

  • Set layer “Layer” Mode to Overlay.
  • Merge layer “Layer” onto layer “EyeColor”

 

One can repeat this step giving an eye highlights if needed.

Ta – Da! We are done!

Here is my reptile eye texture.

 

 

Thank you and hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

 

 

 

 

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