GIMP tutorial – burnt grass
Take a look at the image we’ll be creating by the end of this GIMP tutroial.
Introduction and Preparation
I’m going to use this nice natural green grass texture as a start image that can be downloaded here.
Step one – How to begin
Open the downloaded texture in GIMP.
Create a new layer and fill it with plasma by choosing Filter -> Render -> Clouds -> Plasma.
Step two – Add fire path
Choose a turbulence around 2 – not too much and not too little. Just so burnt areas look like a natural fire path.
In the Toolbox change the “Plasma” layer mode to Burn.
What you see now is grass that looks like someone has spilled different color paints on it. Don’t worry. We’ll fix it by removing the color of the plasma layer.
Step three – burn grass
In order to remove the colors from a layer choose Colors -> Desaturate.
In the Settings window for removing colors I have chosen Luminosity. I think it makes the most natural burned areas on the grass.
The final image. Thanks for reading the tutorial.