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G' day dear Graphic-design-experts,

I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am wrong in asking thanks. I am new with Gimp and I would like to know if I can add an effect to my image.

I currently have this image:

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I would like to make this image look like the below image in Gimp but I am new and I do not know how.

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There is many ways to accomplish that dept of field effect you are looking for, so I'll just link you to some of the tutorials I found:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/creating-shallow-depth-of-field-using-gimp-9722

http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com.ar/2011/02/fake-depth-of-field-in-gimp-dof.html

http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/simulateddof/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nn2q1U1yGQ

As for making it look better, you probably want to do some color grading to accomplish a more pleasant color combination. I've found that choosing the right colors is key to making things look good. Here is a tool which I've found very usefull whenever deciding what colors I'd be using: https://kuler.adobe.com/.

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hi there - mille grazie. Very helpful! THX alot –  zero Apr 14 '13 at 15:16
    
no problem mate, glad I can help :) –  Mr D Apr 14 '13 at 15:16
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