Gimp blood splatter | Tutorial

Gimp blood splatter

Gimp blood splatter

You want to implement exciting or gruesome projects? Then, of course, you can’t do without a little blood. In this article we would like to show you how you can simulate blood splatter in Gimp so that it looks like quite realistic bloodstains that are on the camera. This is not only suitable for a movie, but also for games in the first-person perspective, for example. So, thanks to this post, you are well prepared for all your projects and can make appropriate bloodstains. Of course, an can also simply change the colors and create color stains in any shade. The application possibilities are manifold!

So you can simulate blood in Gimp:

The keyword in this post is “spray gun”. One of the tools that you probably never really used in Gimp. But for the blood effect it is very suitable. The comparison is tough, but probably because you can spray around with liquids in a similar way here. So you can definitely remember the right tool very well!

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Create a new project in Gimp
  • Create a layer in transparency
  • Switch to the “Spray Gun” tool
  • Choose as brush “Sparks”
  • Depending on the size of your layer, the size of your brush must vary. A good measure is about one sixth of your layer
  • Move the tool over the layer. Take some places more often, so that the color becomes more intensive here
  • Lock the alpha channel of the sprayed layer in the layer menu
  • Now choose the right color (e.g. blood red)
  • Go to “Edit” -> “Fill with FG color”
  • Unlock the alpha channel again
  • Now go to “Colors” -> “Curves”
  • Set the channel to “Alpha” and adjust the values like this:
  • Adjust the lower slider to your liking to create the appropriate edges of the bloodstain
  • If still present, delete the white background layer
  • Done!

Video tutorial:

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