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Gimp: making edges less smooth

Most questions are about smoothing edges. I would like the opposite. I have this map: I would like a plugin/filter to make edges more rough. Something along this: EDIT: I think the trouble I am ...
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Need to hide an image behind another transparent image in a .dds file (GIMP)

I just started using GIMP and began messing around with .dds files in a game that has a modifiable GUI. I want to hide an image that is usually always displayed on the GUI in the game behind another ...
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Does layer size matter in GIMP? [closed]

Since GIMP allows to new layers to differ in size from the canvas size, does it matter? Whether a layer of different size from the canvas has uses or hinders.
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gimp: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as pdf

I cut a region out of this wikimedia commons picture: I simply used the free select tool to cut out the part (ctrl+x) and inserted it into another image without background. However, when I export ...
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Text not showing up on Gimp 2.8

I am trying to enter text on Gimp 2.8. However, when I try, a cursor just moves across the screen and no text is entered.
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How to change color of multiple text objects at once

I'm using GIMP and I have a lot of text object in a project that must have the same color. Every time I want to change this color I have to select the texts one by one and change it. Is there a way to ...
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Vortex-like effect in gimp

I would love to create an effect where lots of vertical short lines are then distorted in a vortex-like effect, like so: How can I make this with Gimp? The image is taken from https://www.google....
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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Layer transparency in GIMP

When you create a layer in Photoshop you can create a new layer and select the transparency when you do it. How does one go about doing this same thing in GIMP? I've seen other answers about adding ...
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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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Gimp make top half of photo lighter, and bottom half darker

I have a need to show things more dark or "dreary" at the bottom part/half of the stairway, and more light at the top. At the top I don't care about the stair colors so much, I want the sun to be ...
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In GIMP, how do I get the smudge/blur tools to work properly?

I use the smudge tool very often in GIMP while painting. Unfortunately, the algorithm tends to generate a much darker version of what the smudged color ought to look like. For instance, a normal ...
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UI reasoning in Graphics Design: Why does escape not cancel selection in Gimp?

I am completely new to Graphic Design and I am using Gimp. As you can imagine, the first few steps are a hate-love relationship kinda thing. I found that the selection tool is at the core of the ...
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Can I colorize transparent areas, and make colored areas transparent, in Gimp 2?

I created a shape on a transparent background, but I actually want the shape to be transparent and the background to be a solid color. Can this be done? I don't want to just Select By Color, because ...
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Gimp shadow text not working

I am trying to shadow some text in Gimp. However, whenever I go to filter drop down shadow it gives a shadow to the region I previously selected with the selection tool on another layer. I have ...
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Filling in lines on scanned line art GIMP

Is there an easier way to fill in the lines in a scanned drawing. Easier than just tracing the whole thing with the brush tool. I scanned in my drawing and then used threshold to get rid of the paper ...
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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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Make droplets stand out on this photo

I'm trying to modify this image (with Gimp) to make the droplets on the surface where H905 is written stand out as much as possible, and everything else to stand out as little as possible. Would ...
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How to convert old scanned documents into black and white

I have some old documents that have been scanned, and I want to convert them to black and white. Content should be always black, and background white: I use Photoshop.
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how to get results of the node setup in gimp?

Here is a very easy node setup in blender: suppose if we want to see the results in gimp with the subtract mode set on the wave texture we get a result such as this: the results are quite ...
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How to scale the alpha layer without scaling the image ? gimp

I am trying to write text which larger than the image itself, as you can see in the bellow picture: but gimp doesn't show the complete text, because the alpha layer is smaller than the text size. ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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GIMP: Can I see other layers while playing with the iWarp filter

It's useful to have the IWarp filter, interactively smooshing parts of a layer around. But often I need to see the layers underneath it while I'm doing that, so I can check that my distortions look ...
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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Export multi page pdf with gimp

I understand that it may be possible using imageMagicks: convert image.mng out.pdf however is there a gimp way of doing this? I also saw this script/plugin which uses convert: https://www.dropbox....
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Automatically scaled opacity for multi-layered images

I have several set of images with a fixed background and an object moving in the foreground. I'd like to get an idea of the motion of the object by superimposing images with scaled opacity. If I load ...
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gimp change colors in 2-color image

In Gimp I have a simple graphic image with two colors (a foreground and background color) with anti-aliasing between them. I would like to change either one or both of the colors in the image to ...
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Yellow/black bordered region in layer

After many years of casual use, I'm still very new to GIMP. I've somehow managed to get a boundary around my shapes. If I try to move any shape it is truncated at the boundary. What is this yellow ...
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GIMP: 'move layer' stops working

I'm having intermittent problems with GIMP, where the 'move layer' command suddenly stops working. The mouse pointer changes to the one below: When I make an explicit selection, e.g. CTRL-A on a ...
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How do levels in gimp work?

How to input and output levels work in gimp? for example when we try to fix the color, brightness etc, using curves the vertical axis represents the output level and the horizontal axis represents the ...
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How do I draw horizontal/vertical straight line in GIMP?

you can consider me new to GIMP. I've tried by holding Shift key, can draw straight line but I want a straight horizontal/vertical line. So, How can I draw straight vertical/horizontal line?
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Can't make a png image that has transparent background

I want to make a transparent image, so I made image's background transparent like this. But exported PNG image was not transparent, it was kind of gray. What am I doing wrong?
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GIMP - how to make transparent brush from an image layer?

I would like to make a (semi-)transparent brush in GIMP. Starting from an image of marble with white background and veins in shades of grey, using various layers I selected the white to alpha and ...
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How do you extract text and styling from a Static GIF?

I have a static non-animated GIF image, is there anyway to extract a line of text and/or its font formatting information from it? I've tried opening it in GIMP, but the whole image appears to be only ...
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How to bisect a selection with GIMP?

How can I cut a rectangular selection exactly in half, so that a 128-pixel long selection becomes 64 pixels long? I have this: I want to select just the top half of this box (so I can bucket fill ...
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In GIMP, how to completely disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling a selection?

I'm trying to design something in GIMP that must have no anti-aliasing/interpolation at all. When I scale up, I want sharp edges with no blur. I can disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling ...
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GIMP Add touch-up layer after adding curves layer (and other layers)

Suppose I add several layers in GIMP to make various adjustments such as color corrections and burning/dodging. Once the image generally looks good, I then wish to non-destructively (i.e., without ...
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Chroma keying a background to a green screen animated GIF

There are some GIMP tutorials about adding a background for a green screen GIF, i.e. chroma keying. But none of them is about a green screen animated GIF (e.g. the "Confused Travolta" meme). GIMP can ...
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Short-cuts for gimp

I want to edit many jpg files and use the color curves tool to adjust each image with a individual color curve. I could not find a keyboard short cut to open the curves tool. Is there any? How to ...
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Using GIMP, is there a way to fill an image that has transparency?

For a given shape, I would like to fill it with the line color. However, using the fill bucket, the transparency on the inside of the image is still visible. Double clicking with the fill bucket ...
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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?