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gimp how to sharpen text

I have two layers. Layer one has the background image (some landscape) und 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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How to add brushes on gimp

I am a new user of Ubuntu, and to be honest completly new to the whole linux scene. I'm looking to add more brushes to my GIMP program, but I don't know how.
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Simple way to create this 3-D pixel effect in GIMP?

It's the sad, pixelated little icon that appears when Google Chrome doesn't shut down correctly. Given a, say, off white on dark gray pixel image to use in a design, how would I get the edges of ...
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How to create multiple buttons in bulk with Gimp?

I'm trying to create a "set" of buttons. Actually I can make the buttons somewhat easily. In GIMP I have a template (It's a rectangle… soooo complicated). Take template, add text to text box for ...
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What is this effect called? Is it film-grain?

What is this effect called? Is it film-grain? It kind of looks like but the grains are bigger. Thanks a lot in advance.
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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Seamless UV Texture - GIMP

I'm creating a model of a road to use in Unity. The edges need to be able to tile so I can link multiple parts together. I made a UV map and edited it in Gimp. I used the seamless filter in gimp to ...
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Open source software to reduce colours to custom optimised palette (quantize) (for paint-by-numbers)

I want to manipulate a photo so that the number of colours is reduced significantly (to say 15-50 colours which I would specify the number). I would like those colours to be automatically optimised ...
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Splitting an image into many randoms pieces

I have an image of a map of a certain region, and I want to show the map divided to about 1000 small pieces. This should be a metaphor of dividing the region to many small land-plots. I need two ...
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Blending a drop shadow seamlessly

I need to apply shadow to an overarching border, however so far I've created the shadow with CSS, and since the overarching border is formed by two boxes, the shadow overlaps. My solution to this is ...
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How to scale a layer with gradient?

For a web game logo I keep around a Gimp file 1024x1024-logo.xcf which has 3 layers: Text (the game name) Picture of 2 playing cards Blue background as a linear gradient Now I have received a new ...
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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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Moving a part of an image with GIMP?

This is the original image and I want to move the text to the right of the image: But I failed, I tried to resize the canvas but then when I move the text the layer gets invisible when put on the ...
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Is Gimpshop equally good as Gimp?

I am a photoshop user who is looking for a free alternative. Gimp is usually the answer. When looking for downloads I stumbled upon 'gimpshop', a gimp distro that is layout for the convenience of ...
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Convert icon to a transparent png

I have a set of icons that I resized to 30x30. Now I want to use them for my iPhone TabBar as specified here: http://www.idev101.com/code/User_Interface/sizes.html How can I make these transparent ...
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How do you create a Translucent white background to text on an image with Gimp?

I am really struggling trying to create a similar look to this white translucent background with text on top of an image with GIMP. One example is Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/. ...
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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Good “low level” graphics & image manipulating concepts tutorial for beginner

I have programming background with some experience with image manipulation via GIMP and Fireworks. As working with image manipulators is part of my work sometimes I decided to improve my knowledge in ...
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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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Creating a tile for a word game

Please advise me how to use Gimp to create a tile for a word game like below: I can see 2 rectangles with rounded corners - the outer one and then the one on the top. Is the smaller rectangle ...
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Where can I learn about the low level concepts used in a Graphic design application?

I am new to Graphics design. I want to learn a graphics design software in order to develop a game. I chose Gimp as it was free and i followed few tutorials. Most tutorials accomplished the goal ...
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After making a selection float in GIMP, how to move it in a straight vertical or horizontal direction?

I am doing kerning manually in GIMP, i.e. trying to move letters closer to each other, but my hand movements are not exact enough on my mouse so whenever I move a layer to the left or right, it also ...
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Beginner question: how do I use the “move tool” in Gimp without moving the entire Layer?

I typed a short piece of text in GIMP, then I want to fix the kerning manually so I want to move the letters closer to each other. But when I select the "move" tool and click on the appropriate part ...
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Comparison Between affordable Image Editor (Photoshop) / Creator VS. Free Image Software [closed]

Lately I would like to get involved / to learn in graphics design. Since holidays are in full swing, I thought I would use this time. I have used GIMP before, although very minimal and Blender. Both ...
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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Draw a grid for a Scrabble-like word game

In Gimp (preferrably) or Photoshop, how would you please draw such a board for a word game? I wonder how to: Draw a grid with equidistant lines for a 15 x 15 board? In the colored rectangles - ...
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Curvilinear perspective with Gimp

How could I make a curvilinear perspective with Gimp? I've found out making a linear perspective, but not curvilinear. My guess was that there were any way to move the single points in the grid, and ...
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How to bend circle in GIMP

I know there are tutorials that make able to bend a line or either create a new line, that is circled, but I really have a specific line, and I need to have it bend in half circle. I found similiar ...
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How to change semitransparent part

How do I make this picture white on transparent background and keep it's semitransparent parts - (Background is already transparent).
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Adding curved drop shadows using Gimp

I was going through a few website designs and I really liked this pointed corner drop shadow: How can I add similar shadow effect using The Gimp or simple CSS?
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How to add a shadow border to an image in GIMP

I prepared a square and a triangle in Gimp but I am unable to get a shadow around it. I want it exactly like the image below. I tried with filter --> lights and shadow --> Drop shadow but it ...
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How to make documents scanned with camera look like those which are taken with scanner?

I took some photos of a document with my iphone. Everything is perfect except the colors, the certificate looks great in the middle, but on the side it looks dark, darkness increasing spherically ...
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Gimp : How to make a selection with the current background color considered transparent?

Just like in Paint, how can I do a "transparent selection"? For example, if red is the background color and I select a part of an image with red in it, I want my selection to consider the the red to ...
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Export GIMP Settings

I've used GIMP for a while and have custom settings, brushes, plugins, etc. installed on my Windows 7 computer. I have a Windows XP machine that I want GIMP on too, and I want all the customizations ...
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Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters

I'm working with a .png (a logo with text) found here. When I import to gimp and try to scale it down, to fit my canvas, the text above "DON DAVIS LECTURESHIP... etc" becomes illegible from ...
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Switching to GIMP from CS5.5. Is it feasible?

I've recently moved to linux from Windows7. The only program I can't do without is photoshop. I make a lot of banner ads and small landing page creatives. My question, is it realistic to switch and ...
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Resizing a large number of Images with Gimp or IrfanView

I have about 300 pictures. They were taken of the restoration of the place where I work. Now we have an opening night with some people. The pictures are sometimes portrait and sometimes landscape, ...
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How do you get transparent colour on Gimp?

In the colour selection I have been searching for a transparent option, but I can't find one. How can I do it?
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Create Circle Stripes

I want to generate circles like in this picture. It is an overlay and I need the overlay alone. It looks like circles in circles each with a width and a margin of one pixel. How can I generate such ...
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Gimp: Save tiff with a “Group 4 Fax” compression

I'm using Gimp and I need to save a tiff file with a "Group 4 Fax" compression. I've followed the instructions to have that option enabled on the "Save as Tiff" dialog (see bottom of the linked page), ...
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Design tools in Fedora

I am reasonably experience developer on photoshop and it has spoiled me to no extent. I am searching for a graphic tool on fedora which is simple to generate images that I would like to use on my ...
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How do I wrap text around a ball in Gimp?

I have a picture of a ball which is rounded as usually balls are, and I'd like to create quickly some text and place it on the ball. The result should create a feeling that there is really a label on ...
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Changing the background of the picture to white

I have a passport picture in which the background is light brown. I need to change that background to white. Is there anyway I can do that using Inkscape or any free tools? Here is the picture: ...
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Gimp Creating 3D Round Glossy appearing Button

I am trying to create a 3d glossy looking button in Gimp. How to I create this 3d appearance.
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What is the GEGL function in Gimp?

What is the GEGL function in Gimp?
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How to select color with gimp

I am trying to select by color in Gimp this image: but when I select by the foreground color, also the antialiased pixels in the border are selected. How to select only the foreground color in ...
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Move canvas pixel by pixel

In Gimp, the canvas can be moved by positioning the cursor over the canvas, holding down SPACE and then moving the cursor. But, how can I move the canvas by a single pixel?
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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What's the math behind gamma in GIMP?

Inside GIMP, Colors -> Levels Click on the "Pick gray point" eyedropper (the middle eyedropper) and then click on a pixel in the image. Then go change to the Red/Green/Blue channels and you'll see ...
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How to create a high quality gif with GIMP?

I'm trying to animate a few images as simple gif. The images contain one human, a red balloon and a green background. The background seems to be dominating. The face is made of only a few colors, and ...