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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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Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?

I needed to move something so I copied it and pasted it to its new location and now where I have pasted it there is a selection pane that will not go away. I've tried to move the pane and tried the ...
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Convert foreground motif to degrees of transparency?

I have a 24-bit PNG where the motif is a subtle pattern. The pattern itself is in light greys, i.e. the background color of the PNG is #eee and the pattern is in a range of slightly darker greys. I ...
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Portable file format to export Photoshop layers

I'm working on web-apps and frequently have to slice designer-made PSD files as HTML. However, I'm a GNU/Linux user, and in Gimp, PSD files look different than in Photoshop, so I'm forced to use a ...
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How can I make patterns visible when I am using A4 size layers in gimp?

I have this small problem that anytime I wanna make a good quality design in A4 the bucket fill of patterns is hardly visible. How can I make patterns adjust to the size of the layer? For ...
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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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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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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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Gimp - Using an image as the transparency layer of another image

I have two images (For the sake of simplicity, Image1 and Image2). I want to use Image2 as a transparency for Image1. How can I do that? Assume I've done little more with Gimp than play with some ...
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How to specify a transformation in GIMP

I have a specific perspective transformation that I want to apply to an image. How can I enter the matrix values manually in GIMP instead of playing around with stretching the image until the numbers ...
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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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Using GIMP, can you “erase” a color?

I'm presently working on an iOS application and I am attempting to reverse engineer their standard alert dialog window. I have managed to figure out what the alpha value on the background it uses is ...
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GIMP: creating a 1 pixel wide line

I'm trying to create 1 pixel wide borders for some web buttons. I've tried to use the GIMP path tool to do this but I can't figure out how to get it looking right. See attached image. 1 - copied from ...
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using gimp to add to an image

I am using gimp for windows 7. I have an image of a color gradient line (top is black middle white, bottom black) and I want to use gimp to extend the bottom of the line. Meaning, I want to make the ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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Which color i have to add on neutral grey to get white

I am using gimp with a large text image. Unfortunately there is no way to change the color of the individual words. So I changed the text color to a neutral grey (#7f7f7f) and added layers above the ...
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Create rounded button with inset edge, gradient and inset text with Gimp

This is my first attempt at seriously using Gimp. I am more of a front end developer slash developer myself and I have only used Gimp or Photoshop for very basic stuff such as removing backgrounds, ...
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Mathematical operations such as “Reflection in Line” with FOSS Linux tools such as Inkscape, Gimp or Blender?

In Gimp, I could do this by "Layer/Transform/180 rotation" and then "Layer/Transform/Flip vertically" -- and then with some mouse, putting things together but it is slow. I am now looking for simpler ...
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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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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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GIMP: find midpoint / arbitrary division between two points

How do I find the middle, or n/th division or percentage of distance between two arbitrary points in GIMP? Like, I have an object / a line of arbitrary length / two guides, placed in arbitrary place ...
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Coloring a map, one color per country

How could one use the Gimp to easily transform a map with many colors into a map where each country is fully colored in a single unique color. I used the Color > Threshold option to get a b&w ...
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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 directly set layer positions in Gimp?

I'd like to directly set (i.e. type in actual coordinates of) the position of my layer in the image, like you can with the selection box: (Not the size, but that would also be cool) Is this ...
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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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Gimp grid strange behavior - feature or bug?

When I create a grid in Gimp (a 32x32px grid with 0x0px offset), the distance between the top edge of the image, and the first grid line, is 31 pixels, almost like the grid starts one pixel above the ...
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How do you show the handles of paths (bezier curves) in Gimp?

I click many times on a point of a path in Gimp, and no handles show up... how do I make them appear? (I'm using Fedora 16.)
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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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How to recreate this effect from Apple's GameCenter?

How could I recreate the background and the effect on the ribbons, borders, and "Other" text in this screenshot from Apple's GameCenter app? To me, the background looks a little glittery, but also a ...
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Create consistent greyscale icons from a set of third-party logos?

I have a bunch of third-party client logos in clashing colours. I would like to convert them to elegantly matching grayscale. What I'm after is a set of identical grayscale images of the kind seen ...
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How to design a brochure for a programming competiton [closed]

I am a computer science student hosting a programming contest at our college. We need to design a nice brochure for the contest. I don't have any idea hot to create such a thing. All I know is how ...
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Censoring image in GIMP

I need to censor some images (Whole image). I need these images for a essay about pornography in a webpage and I need the images (pornographic pictures) be censored (something like a pixelized image ...
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Using GIMP, given a black text on a white area having some grayish smudges, how do I remove everything except the text?

Using GIMP, given a black text on a white area having some grayish smudges, how do I remove everything except the text? for example this image, has gray outline around the text at places, I tried ...
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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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Photoshop with Wacom Intuos4: can't draw on low part of canvas

After photoshop started and once it get focus, I can move stylus to low part of the screen. But if I switch to other app's windows, stylus can be moved to full screen. I found a similar case on ...
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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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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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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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Reverse-engineer alpha channel

This is something that I stumble over occasionally. I have an image that was clearly created using some form of blending / alpha channel magic, usually for things like smooth edges. For example: ...
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Gradient Brightness

I'm not particularly experienced in graphic design, so maybe there's an easy way to do this that I just haven't noticed, but... I have a layered PNG image in Gimp. It's a complex shape (a photo of a ...
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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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Why does my transparent PNG not look good?

I want to convert a JPG to transparent and using GIMP I added alpha layers and transparency same way I make a GIF transparent I converted it to PNG but it doesn't display well when I load it on my ...
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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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How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom in gimp?

Using gimp 2.6.11 on Windows. How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom? I understand to make shapes I should make a selection and then stroke it, but how do I make a selection of this ...
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How to move and align?

Can anyone explain how to move the star, so it is 64 pixels above the text and howto align the star horizontally with the text? When I use the Fuzzy Select tool on the black pixels, it only selects ...
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Are there any limitations regarding the Text Tool in GIMP?

I opened a PNG image to add some text, but when I click the image with Text Tool, it doesn't work. I have searched info online about the Text Tool and anything related to this issue I'm having, but I ...
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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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Overlay a graphic on a photo or image

How would I overlay a graphic (a logo in this case) on a t-shirt and make it look like it's really there, not just superimposed (wrinkles, lines, etc?) I don't have photoshop or any adobe software, ...
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10 pixel square brush in Gimp… how?

I need a brush that is exactly 10x10 pixels. Here is what I have tried so far: creating a brush with a radius of 5. This, of course, results in a brush that is more than 10 pixels wide creating a ...
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How can I achieve the light arcing background in this image

I've tried finding a tutorial without any luck. Even if someone could describe the effect so I could better search for tutorials myself. I am trying to achieve the following effect as seen in the ...