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hey guys this is the MSNBC style effect. I hope you like it.

You should end up with something like this

msnbctut14.jpg

Plugins Needed:

Clouds: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2105&hilit=clouds

Pixelate +: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24195

Multicolored Gradien viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23040&hilit=gradient

Align Object viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4900&hilit=align

1. Open a new image I am using a desktop size of 1280 by 800

2. Next use the clouds plug in with these effects (make sure your primary color is set to black)

msnbctut1.jpg

You should end up with something like this

msnbctut2.jpg

3. Next use pixelate+ :Pixelate:

cell width:1

Cell height:200

Sample Method:GIMP

msnbctut3.jpg

msnbctut4.jpg

4. Now select on of the four boxes. The jagged part in your image that kind of looks like a box

msnbctut5.jpg

5. Now delete all the other 3 boxes with the rectangle select tool

6. On the box that you did not delete (the one I circled in red above). Select that box with the rectangle select tool, and then use the move selected pixels tool:MoveTool: use the bottom node to stretch out the selection to the bottom of the screen.

msnbctut6.jpg

7. Now its time to sharpen the image the image 10

msnbctut7.jpg

8. Create a new layer :AddNewLayer:

9. Use the multicolored gradient plugin on the new layer to make it look like a rainbow

msnbctut8.jpg

10. Set the rainbow layer mode to overlay

11. Duplicate the layer

12. Flatten the image (It is critical you flatten the image do not just merge the layers down because then you will lose a lot of brightnesss)

msnbctut9.jpg

13. Then I am going to flip the image horizontally just because I want purple to be coming from the left

14. Use the lasso tool :LassoTool: to cut out the shape you want from that image

msnbctut10.jpg

15. CTRL-I. Invert the selection

16. Delete the selection

msnbctut11.jpg

17. Now its time to do a motion blur of 100 with a 90 degree angle make sure you have the center box checked

msnbctut12.jpg

You should have an image like this

msnbctut13.jpg

18. Use align object to put the rainbow squiggly thing in the center of the picture

Now its time to create the background

18. Create a new layer :AddNewLayer:

19. Move that layer down behind the rainbow squiggly thing :Down: to make it the background

20. Set the primary color:#28188F and the secondary color to black

21. make a radial gradient :RadialGradient: on that background

Ok now your finished. You should end up with something like this.

msnbctut14.jpg

Ok, Guys I hope you liked the tutorial. Pleas leave your questions, comment, and your examples please. I would LOVE to know what you think

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That's...actually...pretty darn cool. :-) Nice work.

 

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It's not really critical that you use align object. You should only use it If you want it in the center like I do. If you use align object the way I said It shouldn't make your edges jagged because It moves the whole image, It doesnt distort it in any way.

btw: nice background :)

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I wouldn't worry about the checkerboard pattern showing through. If you really want to fix it I suppose you could duplicate the layer a couple times, but really with the multicolored gradient and the blurs It shouldn't matter. It may actually enchance the image

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