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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: http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/71650/how-to-compare-areas-...
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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 top-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 you ...
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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 it....
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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 ...