Gliftex Tutorial 4, Form, Color Scheme, and Interpretation

(You may like to print this tutorial (see under the File menu of this window), it is about 2 A4 pages long)

This tutorial illustrates what we mean when we talk about form, color scheme and interpretation in Gliftex. Each one of the three panels on the left of the screen controls one of these aspects:

It may seem complicated but it is really really easy! Read on...

Step 1 : Run Gliftex and click on the Blue Lightening Icon icon in the toolbar. This will create your first image. Now click again and again on the icon till you find an image you like. Gliftex is experimenting with all three components of the image, the form the color scheme and the interpretation.

Step 2 : We are now going to experiment with the color scheme of the image. In the middle of the left side bar of the program you can see a panel labelled "Color Scheme - F5 Key" :

Full Auto Color Scheme

When the color scheme panel looks like this (Full Auto) it means that clicking on the colored button will get Gliftex to experiment with the colors of the image but will leave other settings alone. Set the combo box to Full Auto.

Step 3 : Click on the color scheme button () to generate the same image but with different colors. You can click on that button as much as you want. You can review the images created using the cursor buttons as usual. (Clicking on that button is the same as pushing the F5 key, which you may prefer.)

Step 4 : Now we will experiment with the form (or overall layout, arrangement) of the image. The steps are very similar, make sure that "Full Auto" is selected in the combo box, as shown below:

Full Auto Form choosing and setting

Now, every time you click on the form generator button () in the form panel, when "Full Auto" is selected, the image will be regenerated, with the same colors and interpretation (i.e. details) but with a different overall form or layout.

Step 5 : Click on the Form panel generate () button a few times and generate several images.

Step 6 : Finally you can experiment with the interpretation by selecting Full Auto :

Full Auto Interpretation

and clicking on the generate interpretation button (). Click on the button as much as you want to create new images.

Summarising, you create images with Gliftic by selecting Form , Color scheme and Interpretation components:


What have you learned?

1) That a Gliftex image is composed of three components, the form, the color scheme and the interpretation.
2) That you can experiment individually with the any of the components simply by selecting Full Auto and clicking on the main button of each panel.

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