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Is there a “painters tape” type of function in Gimp 2?

I'm looking for a way to basically mark a specific area where, if i'm painting/smudging/blurring/etc, it won't be affected. For example, say I am trying to add color to sharp edges, I could use this ...
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Is Photoshop worth the cost over alternatives? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out weather I should buy into the whole "Photoshop" and "Adobe way". I understand how to use the program quite well, and my trial is coming to an end fairly soon, I don't really ...
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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Replace black background with a transparent background

How can I add transparent background on this image instead of black background, but I also would like to keep the partial transparency effect on some of the particles and particles borders. Could ...
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What is the method of cutting and stitching a set of images to together with Gimp? [closed]

I want to cut a cut and paste sections from different images and join them together in one rectangular image, for easy comparison. I want to be able to paste them into a single picture and use drag ...
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How do you create a translucent white background for text?

I am really struggling to create a white translucent background for text on top of an image with GIMP. Pottery Barn Kids (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/) has one example of what I am trying to ...
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How to make a transparent picture a non transparent *GIMP*

A friend of mine sent me an image that is almost completely transparent as a sort of encrypted code type of thing, the only way I can see it is if I go into the default paint program and use the ...
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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 copy a layer group to another image in GIMP?

In GIMP I have 2 images with exact same size and properties but different layers. Now I have a relatively large layer group, which I would like to copy to the other image. As usual I copy and paste ...
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How do I define or deselect areas where the “Color to Alpha” effect should not be applied?

I have an image where the background is white and there are various important components that are also white. I want to just change the background to alpha, but "Colors to Alpha" - by default - ...
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Adjust levels in a set of scanned images in GIMP

I have 4 images that I scanned and saved as TIFF using my 4 in 1 desktop scanner/printer thing. I drew all the images myself by hand using the same pen, so the originals are quite consistent. When I ...
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Preserve text layers when exporting to PSD in GIMP?

I have a bunch of old xcf files on my computer I'd really like to export to PSD after moving my workstation over to all Adobe products. However, I'm noticing that when I export my xcf files to PSD, ...
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How can I add a melting effect towards a specific part of my picture in GIMP?

I want to make something horror-like, but the only thing that comes to mind is "Melting of skin". So I experimented with GIMP but couldn't find anything. What specifically I want it to look like, is ...
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GIMP: How to center a layer between two others

I want to center some text between two images. The way I've been doing it is: Take the left edge location of the right image. Subtract the Right edge location of the left image. Subtract half the ...
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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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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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Is it possible to generate seamless “mosaic” tiles algorithmically?

I am pretty much a noob with respect to most power features of Gimp and graphics design in general. I found the tutorial here on texture creation to be very interesting and helpful. I had a couple ...
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Remove multi color degradation on jpg image

I have several pictures that I want to fix. The pictures came to me from a scanner and there is no way that job is going to be done again by the person who did it. I know for a fact that all the ...
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How do I add a semi-transparent color over an image in gimp?

Example of what I'm trying to do is the radar maps in MechWarrior 3: you have a "satellite view" of a landscape and the whole image has a semi-transparent green hue and you can see all the details of ...
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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Alpha image ontop of non alpha image

I have a PNG with a completely transparent background as well as semi transparent pixels around the main image (think shadows / blur). On its own, it displays as I expect. If I use it on a web-page, ...
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How can I change the color of a text that is part of an image in GIMP?

Please excuse the simplicity of my question as I'm new to image editing: I have an image with some text and I would like to change the color of that text. I don't have the original file; I only have ...
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GIMP “color to alpha” is not selectable

Do I have to do something "special" to get the Color -> Color to alpha menu option to work in GIMP? I am trying to convert a background color on a GIF image to transparent by converting the background ...
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How to remove edges from eliptical tool selection?

You cannot see it when it's on a white background, but Can someone tell me how I can erase the boarder from this image in Gimp? I want it to be a perfect circle. I'm going to be using this with a ...
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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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How to do material design effects in GIMP

I have been trying like crazy to get the material design shadowing right. Below is the image I created using GIMP. I have the drop shadow, but I think it kind-of needs to go all around the circles and ...
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GIMP: How to crop a layer?

I have a screenshot where I want only a part of the pasted image, and I want to turn the white that's in it transparent. First I need to crop the pasted image. I have selected the layer and a ...
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How would I go about editing a render of a 3D model to look more realistic?

I have really got into the game, The Last of Us, and fancied doing some art, I have the software to do the rendering, but the output is not realistic in the slightest. At the moment I have been using ...
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How can I select a single color within an image?

How would one pick or select all of a single color within Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The Gimp? The objective is to edit everything with that color afterwards, such as by brushing over it with another ...
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gimp: pdf export introduces artifacts on edges where there is no background

This is a followup question to gimp: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as pdf: To reproduce the problem you have to follow these five steps: In gimp create a New File with ...
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Gimp exports blank png image!

I'm trying to use Gimp to export a small line-style icon with a transparent background. It looks good in Gimp (black icon on the checkerboard of transparency), but the image disappears when exported ...
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Script for GIMP to make a certain area transparent for several images

I would like to have a script to process a set of image files in png format, lets's say inside of one directory. We can also assume the images have the same size. The processing should contain of the ...
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Annoying GIMP issue (fill bucket with a circle-slash icon on the cursor)

I am trying to bucket fill a layer, but I get this crazy cursor I cant get rid of. I think its because I have something selected. I tired Select All, Select None, but the cursor does not change. I ...
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Basics of macro implementation - missing components

I am going through GIMP manual and stuck for my shame at the beginning. How do I call that autoCommander? Is it example for the final result? And assume I wrote that pseudo code into ...
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Opacity seems to be locked in at 100% in GIMP 2.8

After I have typed text onto an image using the text tool and then try to save it, the image turns into a kind of faintly transparent checker board. Just to explain, above my text on an image layer ...
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how do I import a vector path from Inkscape into Gimp?

I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp ...
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Locating the coordinates of an element within a layer in Gimp?

I have a PSD which I've opened up in Gimp (because I currently don't have Photoshop) and I am having difficulty with locating any functionality on the Gimp UI that would help determine the positioning ...
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How to lower the details of a line-art illustration?

Not too sure about the vocabulary but here is the bicolor icon I am referring to. This final result should then be used for laser engraving, at roughly 4cm in size, so I need something simpler. ...
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Gimp: Copy layer 1 to layer 2's mask

Pretty straight forward question, say in Gimp I have an image with 2 layers in question, one is temporary, I want to use it as the mask for the other. How can I transfer a layer into the mask of ...
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Remove noise / artifacts from single colour raster logo (Gimp)

I hope this is not a duplicate question - I have looked at other answers and I'm convinced this is different enough for its own question. I have a single-colour logo in raster format that I need to ...
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How to apply anti-aliasing to a layer with a transparent background?

I have one layer with some black pixels in the middle and a transparent background. If I add an opaque white background under it, merge both, and then click "Antialias" from the "Filters" menu, it ...
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the ...
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Mapping all colors (except background) to a single color in GIMP

I have a spotty image. The image has maroon and black spots (with gradient) on a white background. I would like to convert every color (except white) to green color using GIMP.
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GIMP: Remove text from background [duplicate]

Im completely new to image editing, so excuse my immaturity... I have the following image: I want to remove the writing on the blackboard and replace it with something different, keeping the ...
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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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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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Disable floating layer mechanism in GIMP

GIMP applies a floating layer whenever I paste content into a document. Unlike Photoshop, this requires me to create a new layer each time which is an annoyingly contrived and confusing process. How ...
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How to convert GIMP gradient to Photoshop compatible Gradient?

I want to convert GIMP Gradient to Photoshop compatible gradient (importable)
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Create a clockwise gradient in GIMP

I was wondering if anyone knows a relatively easy way to create a clockwise gradient in GIMP. If you could imagine a vertical line 1ps wide (The length of the radius), and then rotate it 360 degrees, ...
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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 ...