A picture is worth 1000 words

150 words

If a picture is worth 1000 words, I reckon I am giving you 150 words worth in the above image.

How I did this:

  1. Opened GIMP and found an image I liked from my files.
  2. Used Filters – Render – Patterns – Grid to impose a grid on the image.
  3. Dragged the width up so there were exactly 4 rows of boxes
  4. Used the rectangular tool to make it a 5×4 grid
  5. Opened a new window and pasted this in as a new layer
  6. Used the lasso tool to cut out 3 squares (proportion: 150/1000 words)
  7. Opened a new window and drew a 5×4 grid in above
  8. Copied the part of the image I had selected with the lasso  tool and added as a new layer
  9. Exported
  10. Uploaded to Flickr
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6 Responses to A picture is worth 1000 words

  1. Thank you for sharing this cool technique. And it uses free software!

    I’m imagining rising notes of inspirational harmony!

    I’ll see if I can reproduce it with Inkscape as a challenge to myself.

    • NomadWarMachine says:

      That would be great – I imagine Inkscape will do similar but would love to know how – I have not spent long looking at Inkscape yet

  2. scottx5 says:

    Downloaded GIMP and will read up on the instructions. Way more fun than the unproductive 1000’s of words bucketed into fruitless political conversations recently.

  3. scottx5 says:

    Forgot to add this site you might like:
    Designs for life: the Guatemalan women fighting for rights to their textiles
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