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.

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Steps

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    We should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    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...".
    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".
    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".
    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.
    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".
    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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