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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GIMP: select a border in layer A and fill it in layer B

I would like to separate the fill from the shape. So, I would like to select the shape (the border of a selection) in layer A, and fill this selection with color in another layer B. Is it possible ...
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How can I modify a GIF that uses “cumulative layers”?

When you save a GIF in GIMP, you're given the option to use cumulative layers (combine) or one frame per layer (replace). Choosing cumulative layers causes the GIF's layers to only contain the pixels ...
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How can I recolor an object to white in Gimp?

Like say I have a picture of a cut orange, and I want the inside pulp to be colored white instead of orange? I want to keep the details of the pulp, similar to how colorizing works. I've tried using ...
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result ...
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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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Loading Spinner Gif

I would like to create a loading spinner that looks like the one GitHub uses: Any tips on how to replicate this with another logo inside using Gimp? I am especially interested in this "interrupted" ...
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Replicating fading/tearing effect in GIMP

For a project we decided to use a freely available icon set that we could download. However it is now apparant that not all the icons that we need are present in this set and we need to add them ...
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GIMP: increase transparency with the distance from image's center

I want to apply a transformation on my image which will cause that: Image will be at zero transparency in its center With increasing horizontal distance from the center the image will smoothly ...
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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 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 ...