Use Newsprint Effect on Images in the GIMP App

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply a "Newsprint" effect to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

Steps

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    We should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters"
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    Then, move the cursor to "Distorts"
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    Then, click "Newsprint..."
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    A dialogue box will appear with a preview.
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    You can click and drag the preview or click the arrows or scrollbars to navigate the preview
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    If you cannot see the preview window, ensure that you have checked the "Preview" box at the bottom
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    Next, you can adjust "Input SPI", "Output LPI", and "Cell size" under "Resolution"
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    You can either click the scrollbars or type the numbers you want into the boxes on the right-hand side. This is useful if you want a more dramatic or abstract effect to the image. If the "Cell size" value is low, then it creates a half-tone effect that is usually used for screen printing. You will need a bigger value for other cases to prevent paint to go through the screen.
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    After that, you can click "RGB", "CMYK" or "Intensity" under "Screen"
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    This depends on where you want your image to be displayed. CMYK is for printing and RGB is for computer screens.
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    You can also check "Lock channels" if you want to lock any of the channels
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    The channels are "Red", "Green", and "Blue".
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    Finally you can click "Red", "Green", and "Blue" tabs
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    Each color will allow you to manipulate the "Angle" value
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    In each color, click the "Spot function" drop-down menu
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    Then, you can click any spot shape, for example, "Diamond"
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    The spot sizes will be shown on the right-hand side.
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    Then, you can adjust the "Oversample" value under "Antialiasing"
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    Once you are satisfied with the changes, click "OK" to apply them
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