Monday, May 29, 2023

Comic NewsPrint


Author: MareroQ

It is generally an extension of the "Halftone" option from CarTOONize.scm for a newspaper-like effect without having to install newsprint.exe and unsharp-mask.exe
Newsprint.exe can work with mode "Grayscale" images, which is not possible with the preview plugin. The solution is to use the G'MIC - Stamp filter, which creates a black and white RGB image.

In menu: Filters ➤ Artistic ➤ Comic NewsPrint...

Friday, May 26, 2023



Author: Joe1GK
(modified for Gimp-2.10 by Paul Sherman & MrQ)

Creates a cartoon image from the active layer. You can adjust the thickness of the line as well as adjust the intensity of the "black" shadow. Now you can adjust the color depth, 1 is the flattest, 5 has the most levels.
The pre-filter option requires and uses the GREYCstoration filter, the newer G'MIC filter, Speckle Removal, or Selective Gaussian Blur.
Set to FALSE if you don't want noise reduction. There is an option to keep the active layer.

Only works for an image: 8 bit integer | Perceptual gamma (sRGB).
If not convert from: Image ➤ Precision

In menu: Filters ➤ Artistic ➤ CarTOONize...

Option "Halftone", requires two additional plugins (run interactively): unsharp-mask.exe and newsprint.exe (from Gimp-2.8 64 bit).

Option "Noise Reduction" ➤ "GREYCStoration Smoothing" requires additional plugin: greycstoration.exe (bundled version is 32-bit) 



Author: Saul Goode

Create two adjuvant layers (no GUI) which result in a cartoon-like appearance'
Play with layer mode and opacity.
Requires an additional plugin: edge-laplace.exe.

In menu: Filters ➤ Artistic ➤ Toon-inator

Comic Book


Author: Claude Lion [cli345]
(MareroQ: experimentally added Preview and Bookmarks)

Original version and examples:

Transforms photos into cartoon images.
(this filter was a prototype for G'MIC/Artistic/ComicBook)

In menu: Filters ➤ Artistic ➤ Comic Book... 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Font to Comic Balloon


Author: MareroQ

This plugin creates a transparent (contur) comics balloon (on a new layer and path) from dingbat fonts.
Use Fuzzy Select Tool + Bucket Fill Tool for filling.
Fonts from the attachment: TENNESSEE Thin.ttf & TalkBalloon.ttf (from from must be installed.

In menu: Filters ➤ Decor ➤ Comics ➤ Font to comic balloon...

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Comics Template


Author: Geoff Griffiths
(MrQ: update for Gimp-2.10 replace SF-VALUE to SF-ADJUSTMENT, add select "Border Color")

Creates a comic template as new image.

In menu: Filters ➤ Decor ➤ Comics ➤ Comic template...


Comix Text Bubble

(Comix Text Bubble299.scm)

Author: Graechan
(update for Gimp-2.10 & 2.99 by vitforlinux

Thread on GimChat here.

Open your image or select a layer and run "Comix Text Bubble" to place the bubble in the upper left corner.
Lots of options to choose the shape of the bubble
It will create two layers if you choose.

In menu: Filters ➤ Decor ➤ Comics ➤ Comix Text Bubble..

Monday, May 8, 2023

Bubbles for Comics


Author : Michael Spunt
(MareroQ: update for Gimp 2.10 , replace SF-VALUE to SF-ADJUSTMENT)

Creates a balloon like in comics.(as new image)
Border (line) color =FG. Fill Color=BG

In menu: Filters ➤ Decor ➤ Comics ➤ Bubbles for Comics,,,

Same script with added color picker boxes


Monday, May 1, 2023

Random wobble text layer

 (MrQ Random wobble text

Author: MareroQ
(Plugin based on plugin Tin Tran:

Randomly changes angle, height, and letter spacing ("fake handwriting").
Creates a layer group as a new image.(with individual letters on separate layers).

In menu:
In menu: Filters ➤ Text ➤ Random wobble text layer...


- bugfix for Change  Case?": "Swapcase"
- addes options Font Slope (tilt angl [-45° , +45°]



- added options "Thickness" (the result depends on the size of the font!) 


Normal text: Arial 80 px, centered:


"Thickness" = - 2 px:

"Thickness" = + 2 px:



- divided plugin window  into 3 tabs,
- option added: "Letter Spacing", "Line Spacing:", "Add Background?", "Merge layer group?", "Delete the initial text?",

By making the font thicker, you can increase the "Letter Spacing", by reducing the font weight, you can decrease the "Letter Spacing".
With larger values of "Max Random Y Offset:" you can increase "Line Spacing"

Important informations:

Thickness (crop - | + bold) only works for merged layer group and no added background..
The last line of text must end with a space.