Script-Fu -> Notepaper

This is an adjustable script which can render a textured image from a photograph or other toned graphic. The effect is more pronounced if you start with an image that has good contrast. You may notice the original I start with here has had the contrast increased as compared to the original of the same image I used with the Inkpen script.

Notepaper Dialog

Original Image

"the Lovers" by Pablo Picasso

result 1:

Default Settings

result 2:

Threshold: 90   (lowered upper threshold)

result 3:

Threshold 2: 200   (lowered lower threshold)

result 4:

with Sand as Background Texture
Since the results of the background and foreground color choices seems self-evident, I will finish with just the last parameter of the Notepaper dialog, which is Background Texture.

The choices include Plane (the default, which is a "plain" (no texture) background, Sand, the boldest and pictured below, and also Paper and Cloud, which are more suble background textures.

result 5:

with Paper Texture, colorized
Default settings except that Paper was selected as the background texture. Ater complete I ran COLORS > COLORIZE (going somewhat yellow/tan) and finally boosted the upper-end contrast by playing with COLORS > CURVES.

Installation Instructions:

; This script should be placed 
; in the user or system-wide script folder.
; Windows Vista/7/8/10)
; C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts
; or
; C:\Users\YOUR-NAME\.gimp-2.8\scripts
; Windows XP
; C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts
; or
; C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\.gimp-2.8\scripts   
; Linux
; /home/yourname/.gimp-2.8/scripts  
; Linux system-wide
; /usr/share/gimp/2.0/scripts