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Creating animation and exporting it as series of PNG files

I am keen to have a tool that allows me to generate a particle animation and export it as a series of PNG files with alpha transparency. This is possible to do so with GIMP/Photoshop by drawing ...
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How to combine a png and a path in inkscape

I made an image on Gimp to use as a background for my icon made in inkscape. The general shape of the icon is a rectangle path with round corner. I imported the png in inkscape, and I want to ...
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How to get a transparent color other than black with gimp?

I need to have two 100% transparent colors (I mean invisible) black (000000) and white (ffffff). When I try to have a 100% transparent color, gimp always set it to black (0x00000000 ARGB) even if I ...
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How to make a low-quality effect?

these photos look like taken by a low resolution camera, but i think they aren't. so, i want to re-create that effect, does anyone know how to do that?
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GIMP How to slice a shape properly?

I used the path tool to select these segments but now there is a one pixel wide alpha line between them, what's the proper way to do this?
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How to Select by Color WELL?

In Gimp (2.8.10) when I use the Select by Color tool it frequently selects bits of color physically distant from the area I'm trying to select. For example I'm trying to select the color of a shirt ...
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sand from under car animation

I'm creating a mini game where you are driving a car in a desert. You're looking at the car from above. I already have a model for the car, but now I'm trying to create an animation of sand coming ...
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Is there a Photoshop equivalent to Gimp's Bump Map filter?

I'm following a tutorial on fantasy cartography. It was written for Gimp, and I've been figuring out how to convert the steps to Photoshop (CS6) as I go along. The step "Bump Mapping your Height ...
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Is there any way to change a color without affecting its brightness in GIMP?

I'm trying to find out because I'm making a mod for Minecraft and I'm trying to keep the regular brightness variations
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Gimp – blend between layers controlled by a heightmap

Suppose, I have a gray-scaled height map and ten layers with different diffuse textures or solid color textures. I would like to blend these texture layers in a way determined by the heightmap, as ...
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How do you describe the color characteristics of this gif palette and how do you change it?

Substrate by Jared Tarbell is a procedural art work in the Processing language that I'm discovering again. Here is a screenshot of the program's execution on my computer: The program uses a .gif ...
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How can I modify text/shapes created early and have effects previously built on those elements propagate automatically?

I have an image with the effect of wooden text inlaid within another species of wood. I would now like to change the text. However, I would then need to reapply all of the layer masking, resizing ...
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How do I further remove this background?

So, I have removed the background of the logo for my site, but the background of my site is a dark grey. As a result, the logo has a white border around it that looks messy. I use GIMP for editing and ...
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How to design a basic banner with GIMP?

I am using GIMP. And I want to design a very basic banner to be printed 3m long. The design is as simple as it could be : it consists of one logo that I have in pdf format (was designed by a ...
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.png's made in GIMP not coming out transparent

I've had this happen with more than one image lately. I open an image in GIMP with the purpose of making the background transparent. The first thing I do is Add Alpha Channel. I proceed to remove ...
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How to paste / edit text in a PNG file using Gimp?

I have brought a PNG file off the Etsy website, and I want to add text on top of it, but once I added text it all distorts and it is very bad quality, but in another instance it did not and the image ...
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GIMP: Select full (transparent) image

Not that good at GIMP, but I'm having an issue. I'm trying to copy from a transparent image to another, however it only copies the part that's not transparent. How can I make it also select and copy ...
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Change color of transparent element in GIMP

Someone created a logo for me, It's a one-color logo with some shiny effects as you see. Can I change the color of the logo without losing transparency or brightness? And which one I can change the ...
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How to edit jQWidgets png files?

I'm using GIMP to do the editing in the png file I've shown below. On selecting one of the arrows and trying to paint it red, the colour just does not turn red. It stays grey. I'm just unable to make ...
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Scaled layer in background for 8 bit art

I want to create some 8-Bit artwork using gimp. Is it possible to open a larger, higher resolution image and have it transparently in the background while drawing the 8 bit representation of say, ...
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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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Add more white color to Gimp layer

How can I add more white color to a Gimp layer? What about adding other colors to it?
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How do I make the Airbrush tool size, match the size of the clipboard, in GIMP?

With GIMP, it is possible to select and copy a region of the image to the clipboard, and then use this region as the brush for the Airbrush tool. However, the size of the 'painted' region, is ...
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'Add alpha to selection' for text contour border in Gimp, equivalent in Adobe Illustrator?

I made my old site logo in Gimp, it's basically white text surrounded by a black boundary that follows the contour of the text. I can describe this viscerally but there is probably a descriptive name ...
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How to duplicate noise similar to this black and white-picture [duplicate]

I want to do something similiar like this picture in Gimp (or Photoshop if required). Any ideas on how to proceed? Anything useful will be appreciated.
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Standard pixel density for print? [duplicate]

I have to design a flyer for half of an 81/2 x 11 page. It mostly has images but some text. And I'm designing it in GIMP. Is there an industry standard dpi for simple prints? It's not magazine ...
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GIMP: creating a 1 pixel wide line

I'm trying to create 1 pixel wide borders for some web buttons. I've tried to use the GIMP path tool to do this but I can't figure out how to get it looking right. See attached image. 1 - copied from ...
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GIMP: find midpoint / arbitrary division between two points

How do I find the middle, or n/th division or percentage of distance between two arbitrary points in GIMP? Like, I have an object / a line of arbitrary length / two guides, placed in arbitrary place ...
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How to recreate this effect from Apple's GameCenter?

How could I recreate the background and the effect on the ribbons, borders, and "Other" text in this screenshot from Apple's GameCenter app? To me, the background looks a little glittery, but also a ...
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Gradient Brightness

I'm not particularly experienced in graphic design, so maybe there's an easy way to do this that I just haven't noticed, but... I have a layered PNG image in Gimp. It's a complex shape (a photo of a ...
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Dotted square in gimp?

I've seen this effect on several sites, basically it's just a simple background with a bunch of dots, and I'd like to use this for a background for something but I don't know where to start!
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make RGBA images to see edges from image in bottom [duplicate]

I have a panorama of mountains and photo, I want to place photo on panorama but I need to see (only) edges of mountains from panorama in my photo on top. So everything has to be invisible besides ...
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How to write Japanese in GIMP text layer?

I am using mac 10.10. My keyboard input source is set to Hiragana, but when I type into a Gimp text layer, the regular latin characters appear and not the Japanese that I expected. How do I get this ...
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Get the scissor Path

How can I copy the scissor path directly without going through selection and then converting the selection to the path The reason is that the selection to path way create too many points than those I ...
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How to improve quality of blurred image [on hold]

I understand this question is asked before. This question is for this specific image. I am looking for a solution based on Open Source tools in GNU/Linux. I have an Image , which is of low quality. ...
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how to make sharp black white edge

How can I make black colour tone pixels completely black. I want to make this on whole raster. I want to do this in Gimp.
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Why is the anti-aliasing so bad in this text with GIMP?

I am trying to use Gimp to create a logo. I have the fonts that I need already. No matter what font I use in GIMP I see really obvious anti-aliasing on the text. I suspect this is caused by GIMP and ...
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Blend mode for adjusting opacity

I have created a new layer X which I wish to apply to the lower layers with a blend mode such that the resulting image takes its alpha channel from layer X but all other channels from the lower ...
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Fade in black background in GIMP

I'm trying to edit an image with a black background to be T-shirt ready, which mainly means that I don't want there to be a huge black square. I tried messing around with cutting out all of the black, ...
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What is the term used to describe mixing or merging a color into an image? [duplicate]

A common effect I see on the web is to mix a color into a photograph, here is an example where the image has had blue applied to it (or possibly had the red and green channels taken out?) I would ...
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How do I view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp?

I would like to view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp, perhaps modifying it. How do I do this?
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How to scale Bucket Fill into GIMP?

I'm new with GIMP and I have lot of images for doing patterns with them. The problem is that they are different sizes and I need secific size for specific piece of work. In other applications I could ...
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How to shade material icons like Google did?

I have been trying to make material icons like Google's Android icons. The Google's guide didn't help me since it only guides me how to design them, not making them. Here is what I've done so far: ...
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Fill transparent parts of image with nearest solid color in GIMP

Is there any easy way to fill transparent areas of image with nearest to them solid colors in GIMP? As I understand this should prevent problems with wrong colored edges in transparent textures.
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Create two tone image from existing, same size, just marking regions, using GIMP

I'm sure this is easy; I just don't know the words to find it on the google. I have an image. I want to create a new image of the same size. Some of the new image will be white. Some will be black. ...
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How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP?

How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP? Thanks for looking into my post. I am using GIMP 2.8. I am not an expert. I have two raw images (image1 & image 2). I have same ...
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How do I stretch the texture on a specific area GIMP

I am trying to stretch a texture on a specific area, to do that I thought of trying to use the Cage Tool, and when I finish(join) the path(curve) around my texture I don't see anything like this, ...
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Batch recolor images but not background

I have a large set of images, each with a common monotone gray background, for which I would like to apply a common recolor to everything but this background. Does anyone know how I can do this? I ...
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enforce identical scale between two objects saved in .png files

I have two characters like this: But the white ones and the black ones are stored in different files, and the relative size of them, the scale of the object, although it has the same shape, is ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...