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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 ...
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How to create instructions and arrows

What are the tools used to create the instructions and arrows in such images? Which one is the font?
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How does the GIMP function “perspective” work?

The function "perspective" looks like a 3*3-matrix with sine och cosines and is it translation, scaling, rotation, some combination or other? How does it work? Is "perspective" the real proper name ...
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Affect mutliple layers in gimp

Is it possible to apply things like brightness/contrast or hue saturation, or even filters to more than one layer at a time in gimp.
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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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How to make borders that look like clouds? [closed]

I have Gimp and Photoshop, so any of the two could be useful to me. I have an image, I would like to use it to create a cloud pattern that uses the borders of the image, this is, an image of clouds ...
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Should I (a web designer) stick with gimp, or buy Photoshop?

I am a web designer. I do not use/own any adobe products... except for watching flash videos online of course. I currently use gimp 2.6 for my graphic needs. It's free and I know how to use it. The ...
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How to mimic this text in Gimp?

I found this really cool text, and would like to use the style but for a different word. How can I do it in GIMP or pixlr.com?
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Can GIMP open PSD files without any loss of information?

I'm a programmer for a website. Because the site looked kind of naff, we paid a graphics designer to do us a new design. He has just sent me sample images (.jpgs) and the .psd files they were ...
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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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Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality?

Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality ? Like this: I've watched this tutorial : but the quality of the outcome is still far away from the one above. Is there a way to ...
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Are there easy ways to convert an image to a cartoon achieving a high quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality? Is there some relatively easy way to convert an image to a cartoon with a high quality ? This example ...
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What's the best way to create a subtle, barely noticeable texture? [closed]

Using Gimp (or other free software), how would I go about creating a subtle, "mild" texture, like the green in the header at forrst, or the gray in the background of the backbone.js home page? Those ...
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How to make an animated gif with a transparent background without overlap?

When I try to make a gif with two frames both of which have a transparent background in GIMP, what happens is that the first frame looks OK, then the second frame appears on top of it, such that you ...
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Simplifying an initial before tracing it

In order to trace an initial to make a font, I need to simplify the original picture as much as possible. I've already vectorized it, but I wonder how I could clean it up a bit more to make it easier ...
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Issue in execution of Gimp's Python-fu scripts

I followed steps in http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/install-python-for-gimp-2-6-windows, installing following 32-bits installers: GIMP 2.6.11, Python 2.6.6, PyGtk all-in-one. Gimp recognized ...
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City map making (cartography) with GIMP.

Does anyone know of good city specific (although I would be interested in others as well) plug-ins for fantasy role playing game map making using GIMP? I am more looking at macro-scale (so whole ...
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How to create a saturation map?

Is there an easy way to create a "saturation-map" in Photoshop/Gimp? I need a grey-scale version of an image showing where the colors have less saturation (black) and where they have more saturation ...
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How do I make a 2D texture into a banner/flag that looks like it is folding from a breeze?

I've got a 2D image and I want to transform it into something that looks like a single frame from an animation of that logo on fabric catching just a bit of breeze. I'm not an artist so don't have ...
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GIMP - change color of object preserving feathering

I have an .xcf image and I like to change the color of some objects within it. The objects are mostly one solid color with the edges feathered into transparency. I.e. all pixels in the object are ...
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Make image partially transparent in gimp

I want my image to have 60% transparency. How can I do this in gimp?
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copying selection shape in gimp

I'd like to copy selection shape in gimp and then paste it somewhere else (I've got first half of the image and I'd like do make it's mirror reflection). Do you know how can I do it?
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GIMP: “Joined” arabic text

I'm trying to create an image which contains Arab text. This is the (HTML entities for the) text: العربية Raw, it is العربية When I paste the text into ...
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How can I change the opacity of a pasted gif in GIMP?

I have two gifs. I'd like to put one gif on top of the other, but with low opacity. This is what I did: open gif1. create a new layer paste gif2 onto the layer change the opacity of the layer The ...
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Dotted square in gimp?

I've seen this effect on several sites, basically it's just a simple background with a bunch of dots, and I'd like to use this for a background for something but I don't know where to start!
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Using GIMP to redraw an existing low res logo

I am just getting my teeth into Gimp and am not a graphic designer by any stretch of the imagination! I'm a developer trying to make myself a bit more useful on the design front. Anyway, I am ...
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How do I get two photos into gimp? [closed]

How can I get two pictures into one gimp window?
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Good and Cheap alternatives to Photoshop for CMYK

I have been using GIMP for many years and do not want to go through the expense and learning curve issues of Creative Suite/Photoshop but occasionally I may need a CMYK file. Other than the ...
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e-commerce/webshop design template

Though I m not a designer, my boss asked me to make a design for a webshop (selling books). I love to work with GIMP and i wondered if there are any such templates which I could use as a start? ...
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Exponential degrade or similar effect to this one

I'd like to reproduce a similar effect to the one on this image (in Gimp if possible). The borders can be extracted but there's some sort of exponential degrade at the bottom. How could I go about ...
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Fixing fuzzy text in an icon?

I have an icon that looks like it was shrunk from a larger image. How can I easily clean up the text to make it look sharper?
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Automating the Creation of Geometric Shapes?

How can I draw geometric shapes, or other regular shapes, such as a gear, using macros or scripts? I'd like to experiment with creating games by combining elements, similar to geoDefense: ...
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How do you cut out the centre of an image, bringing the edges closer together?

I need to cut a large number of columns out of a PNG image. The area I want to remove is in the centre of the image; I therefore want the left and right edges to be closer together after the cut. I ...
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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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Use GIMP to extract out the logo from background

I would like to extract out the icon in the following screen (mixed with gray background) to Anyone know how I can do that using GIMP? Thanks.
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In gimp : how to save the different layers of a design in separate files/images?

I wonder if there's a way in gimp to make the different layers of a design into separate image files without having to save the image each time. I hope this is clear. I use layers also as variations ...
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Photoshop curved Shadow

How to create the shadow effect as per the url/image below? Specifically, the rounded/curved shadow at the bottom:
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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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How can I map the colors in a greyscale image to a specific color “gradient”?

Caveat: I'm not a graphic designer and may be misusing some terminology. Please bear with me. :-) I'm attempting to add color to some greyscale icons (i.e. all three channels are identical). I ...
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Letterpress effect with an inside glow

I have been using a letterpress effect on the buttons and titles of my website to great effect, but now I'm trying to incorporate a glow effect for mouse overs and such. I have been trying to ...
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Can't see alpha channel in png using GIMP

I created an RGBA image as png file using Blender. When opening image with GIMP, not everything is visible. Here's the original png file created with Blender: Here how does it looks in GIMP: ...
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How can I create a color-separated PDF in GIMP?

Using GIMP I would like to create a color-separated PDF. I plan on making printing plates for a home letterpress and they request a color-separated PDF, which seems to just be a page for each color ...
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How did they design the Flash logo?

I am just interested to know how was the Flash logo shown bellow designed? How can something similar can be created using GIMP? sorry I can't afford Photoshop. [edit] In addition to GIMP, is it ...
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Speed effect on electrons - 3D

I'm preparing a cover image for a publication for a scientific journal. Instead of being scientifically rigourous, this kind of image could be more artistic and catch the reader's eye while conveying ...
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Professionals: Would you choose GIMP over Photoshop and/or Inkscape over Illustrator?

I know Adobe's solutions are more advanced, but, as professionals, do you think you would survive (against competition) using GIMP and/or Inkscape instead of Photoshop and/or Illustrator for your ...
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How to show boundary of every layer in Gimp?

Using Gimp, I am working on a sprite image made of lots of icons, each on a separate layer. I would like to check that there is no overlap by displaying the outline of all layers. There is an option ...
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Tutorial on how to create a flowing thread

I'm looking for a tutorial to create wavy flowing threads. Like this: I'm open to tutorials in Photoshop, GIMP, or any freeware image manipulation program. We have a copy of PS. I'm not sure if ...
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Make an outline with GIMP, like in Photoshop

How do I add a stroke to a layer in GIMP?
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Command line interface-based way to desaturate and posterize an image?

This is by far my most common task, and I'd say I've wasted about 1000 mouse clicks on it in my raster-based program. Because it's so common for me to start off desaturating an image and then ...
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Creating a shiny black plastic effect

I would like to create a rectangle that looks like it's made from a flat piece of shiny, polished black plastic. The kind of glossy surface that attracts fingerprints on modern electronics products - ...