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How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?

I'd like to insert perfect arrows (the sort you can make using Inkscape: straight, symmetric tips, of customizable width and length, etc.) into images in GIMP. At the moment the closest thing to this ...
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Getting a triangular tear effect in Gimp?

I want to create a "tear" effect with regular triangular shapes to show I'm omitting part of the middle of a screenshot, something like: When I search for tear effects all I find is realistic ...
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How to sharpen text in GIMP?

I have two layers. Layer one has the background image (some landscape) and layer two is colored. Layer two is above and I insert a text on top of layer two and merge it with layer two and then set ...
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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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How do I extend an image by adding blur to sides?

I need to make an image 1080 x 1920. But when I do, the image looks very distorted. Is there a way I can extend an image by adding this blur to the sides of it? Also, does anyone know what this is ...
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How to achieve this cartoon effect in GIMP?

Cartoon filter doesn't make it. Desired effect examples: Image 1 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357489/1165509 Image 2 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357751/1165509 Can you describe ...
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...
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How to Match Skin Color Between Pictures Of The Same Person In GIMP

I have two pictures of the same person. Pictures were taken at same place but slightly different light were used in each one. I would like to adjust the skin color in one picture to match the other so ...
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How to make a “barrel” shape from a flat image (?) [closed]

If you have a flat image ie logo you want glue onto a cylindrical "package" to show final product -- what free s/w package (or script) do you use? (I use inkscape and gimp to create flat art with no ...
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GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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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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Why is GIMP's rendering fonts differently than other applications?

I noticed that if I compare the same font-family and font-size from other applications to GIMP, the output is different. In the image below, on the left is 8pt Microsoft Sans Serif rendered in Word ...
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How to get the numbers of layer in a photo? [closed]

In the book page 139-140 , there are three separate photo layers: the text (Mungo National Park), a photo of a rock carving, and a photo of sand and rock formations. How to get the numbers of layer ...
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Filling areas in scanned maps (not by colors but by pattern)

I have old land-use maps in a scanned format. I am trying to obtain proper land-use maps from it, similar to what is described here: ...
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GIMP - how to fold all layers in list?

I am working a lot with 3rd person PSDs in GIMP. They usually contain a lot of layers and by default they are all unfolded in layer tree window. How could I collapse all layers so I will only see ...
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Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp

I have some jpg images and I need for each of them to have a transparent background. I have GIMP as a graphic tool. I need to put them in a web page and I need to see just the main element and have ...
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Separating a stock photograph from background

I purchased some stock images for a website I'm building (I'm a programmer, with relatively no design experience at all). The issue at hand is, like most stock images, the images I purchased are on ...
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Quickly resizing canvas using “border pixels” to fill up new space in Gimp

I noticed that one of the tasks I often perform in Gimp comes down to making a different aspect ratio version of a simple PNG (an icon with a simple gradient background for example). They can be ...
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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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Fill a shape with Bucket Tool (except leave the text inside the shape transparent) in Gimp

I have this image that I downloaded and I am trying to recreate it in a larger size. This is what I have so far: I really want to be able to fill in the oval with black, but not fill in the ...
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How to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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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 to change all pixels in Gimp that are not one of two colors to white?

I was trying to submit an app to the Windows Phone app store. Here all pixels need to be white (#FFFFFF) or transparant (#FF####). I had a black logo on a white background. To make the background ...
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How to get GIMP to unselect the initial background?

How can I get GIMP to de-select the background in my attached picture? Everytime I try to use Select None...nothing happens.
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How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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Erase a single pixel in GIMP

I am trying to illustrate in GIMP 2.8 with pixel-perfect precision. The pencil tool allows me to fill in a single pixel without any fuzzy edges or anti-aliasing. However, the eraser tool operates more ...
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In GIMP, how to colorize using a reference color?

I have an image I wish to colorize using a picked color. What is the handiest/easiest way to do this in GIMP? I've tried my best by checking the palette for my picked color's HSV, then using it as ...
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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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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'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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Modify Yellow Dotted Line in GIMP

How do I remove or resize the marching ants from around the apple? It appeared when I used the move tool to move the position of the apple. It is in its own layer. I need to modify the image/layer ...
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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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Rotate view in GIMP

Is there a rotate view tool in GIMP? I am not looking for a transformation tool, I want to rotate the document to make overwise uncomfortable strokes with a drawing tablet more natural. If not, what ...
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Forget alpha instead of blending it in Gimp

It's now second time I need this so I'm posting it as a question: When a layer has alpha channel, some pixels may be transparent. I want to totally forget about the transparency. That means, render ...
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Can you get out of text edit in GIMP without choosing a different layer or tool?

Is there a key combination I can use to exit text editing? The only way I can current get out of text editing is by clicking another layer, or clicking another tool in the toolbox. Is there a ...
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In gimp, anyone know how to remove the background of text logo with image inside it? create a watermark

I've created a simple text logo in gimp with an image inside of it. I don't know how to delete the black background I have and only have the text with the word left in it. When I go to delete the ...
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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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Cleaning up line art with choppy edges

So, a while back I created this icon from a game, but looking back on it behind a white background instead of an alpha-channel its edges are super choppy in some places while it's smooth in others, ...
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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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Remove existing outline of text color on a GIMP 2.8.14 image [closed]

Trying to change existing text on a book cover from blue to a different color, yet the blue remains along the outline of the letters. Thanks
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GIMP Paint along a path - not black

I'm making a bump map. I need to stroke a certain path with a paintbrush (hardness 50%) with pure black. See the images for my settings. The result is a not entirely black stroke (see image). When I ...
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Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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Why can't the GIMP align tool select some layers?

When I try to align various layers in GIMP 2.8, sometimes the align tool selects the entire image, not the layer I clicked on. It doesn't matter how many times I try, and closing/reopening doesn't ...
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How can I create a multi-color blurred background?

I have seen an image with this background. As a newbie I am unable to get this multi colored mixed background. I am able to get just two colors and that too linearly with the Blend Tool. But that ...
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GIMP: How is this filter called?

I recently used this filter .. but I forgot its name, can you help me finding it out please? Here the screenshot of it: I mean the filter of the yellow and brown layer, how is it called? I can't ...
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How to add a simple border into an image in GIMP

I'm very new to GIMP and found that doing simple stuff in GIMP is much harder than it should be. All I want to do is add a simple black border around an image layer. I have added this image using the ...
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How to make and use GIMP templates? [closed]

I want to use a template (with layers, fonts, guides, etc) and pull it out from a folder to make repetitive images in GIMP, like I can in Inkscape. How is this possible?
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Gimp - Using an image as the transparency layer of another image

I have two images (For the sake of simplicity, Image1 and Image2). I want to use Image2 as a transparency for Image1. How can I do that? Assume I've done little more with Gimp than play with some ...