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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: 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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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 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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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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How Can I View Applied Filters in Gimp

I would like to see the filters that are applied to a (text or image) layer in GIMP. Is this possible? Thanks in advance
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How do I unselect items in GIMP?

I'm currently using GIMP to add text captions and lines into a screenshot. The problem is that once I finished one caption I couldn't add any more lines (using the Paint Brush tool). If I close the ...
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How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?

I'd like to insert perfect arrows (the sort you can make using Inkscape: straight, symmetric tips, of customizable width and length, etc.) into images in GIMP. At the moment the closest thing to this ...
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How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
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How do you describe the color characteristics of this gif palette and how do you change it?

Substrate by Jared Tarbell is a procedural art work in the Processing language that I'm discovering again. Here is a screenshot of the program's execution on my computer: The program uses a .gif ...
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How can I modify text/shapes created early and have effects previously built on those elements propagate automatically?

I have an image with the effect of wooden text inlaid within another species of wood. I would now like to change the text. However, I would then need to reapply all of the layer masking, resizing ...
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How do I further remove this background?

So, I have removed the background of the logo for my site, but the background of my site is a dark grey. As a result, the logo has a white border around it that looks messy. I use GIMP for editing and ...
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.png's made in GIMP not coming out transparent

I've had this happen with more than one image lately. I open an image in GIMP with the purpose of making the background transparent. The first thing I do is Add Alpha Channel. I proceed to remove ...
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Swap Colors (not Invert them) in Gimp

I know how to Invert Colors but is it possible to swap Colors? For example from this one: To this one: So that I select one Area and then swap Colors (or even the full Layer/Picture)? By the way ...
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GIMP: Select full (transparent) image

Not that good at GIMP, but I'm having an issue. I'm trying to copy from a transparent image to another, however it only copies the part that's not transparent. How can I make it also select and copy ...
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How to edit jQWidgets png files?

I'm using GIMP to do the editing in the png file I've shown below. On selecting one of the arrows and trying to paint it red, the colour just does not turn red. It stays grey. I'm just unable to make ...
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Error opening EPS in GIMP 2.8 [closed]

I'm attempting to import an EPS file into GIMP, but it fails. I'm running v2.8.19, and I've installed Ghostscript 9.14 (I think that's the version). I've also gone through setting up the System ...
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Scaled layer in background for 8 bit art

I want to create some 8-Bit artwork using gimp. Is it possible to open a larger, higher resolution image and have it transparently in the background while drawing the 8 bit representation of say, ...
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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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Add more white color to Gimp layer

How can I add more white color to a Gimp layer? What about adding other colors to it?
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How do I make the Airbrush tool size, match the size of the clipboard, in GIMP?

With GIMP, it is possible to select and copy a region of the image to the clipboard, and then use this region as the brush for the Airbrush tool. However, the size of the 'painted' region, is ...
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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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How can I set opacity for an image in GIMP 2.6.x?

I've searched and found advice to use a GIMP layers dialogue in e.g. How do you get transparent colour on Gimp? However, in my version of GIMP (2.6.8 for Mac), Layers doesn't seem to be set up to ...
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How to duplicate noise similar to this black and white-picture [duplicate]

I want to do something similiar like this picture in Gimp (or Photoshop if required). Any ideas on how to proceed? Anything useful will be appreciated.
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How to avoid pixel shifting for embossed tiling in Gimp

I'm trying to create tiles with a cloud embossing. I generated the tiling clouds with filter > render > clouds , and then applied filter > distort > emboss. But the modified clouds ...
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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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Standard pixel density for print? [duplicate]

I have to design a flyer for half of an 81/2 x 11 page. It mostly has images but some text. And I'm designing it in GIMP. Is there an industry standard dpi for simple prints? It's not magazine ...
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Handling layers in GIMP

I'm a first time GIMP user. I have an image that contains a design that'd I like to copy on to a transparent background. therefore, I started tracing the design using the paint/pencil tool. now that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gimp paintbrush blendmodes usage

While I can understand singularly every blend mode of the paintbrush from the math point of view, I cannot find a use for most of them (the only ones I used are for drawing a castle and these were ...
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Change the blue shades to white shades

I have an image of many different colors. I want to turn anything that is predominantly blue into being predominantly white, while leaving the other colors unchanged. So if the RGB of the image has ...
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Gimp reopens immediately after minimizing (Mac OSX) [migrated]

When I press the minimize button, the program slides down into the dock, then instantaneously re-expands itself. Has anyone encountered this before, or does anyone have any idea as to what could be ...
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How can I beat the browser when it comes to reducing image size?

Can't get my head around this. I tried several ways to reduce the pixel size of a logo in Gimp. However, the browser (either safari, firefox or chrome on my iMac) is always amazingly better reducing ...
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how do I import an eps into GIMP with a different background color?

I'd like to import an image into GIMP and have it antialiaed with a custom background color. I don;t see a way to import an eps that doesn;t automatically set the color to anti-alias against as white. ...
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Gimp – blend between layers controlled by a heightmap

Suppose, I have a gray-scaled height map and ten layers with different diffuse textures or solid color textures. I would like to blend these texture layers in a way determined by the heightmap, as ...
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Round sharp edges of icon using GIMP or PIXLR

I am trying to make icon and small clip-arts to use in my app but the artwork I import has very sharp edges and they screw up the cleanliness of the app. How to buffer the edges I am using Pixlr ...
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Gimp always displays the wrong color for transparent layers

I have a problem (which I had previously on completely another Ubuntu and older versions of Gimp [now I have the latest - 2.8.10]). When I open PSDs with transparent layers, they get displayed in a ...
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Gimp exports blank png image!

I'm trying to use Gimp to export a small line-style icon with a transparent background. It looks good in Gimp (black icon on the checkerboard of transparency), but the image disappears when exported ...
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How to create a patterned image from existing shape in Gimp

I am hoping to create a simple logo for a new website using Gimp. I am working with two images and a short line of text. I have the following images: The map will be the background/filler of the ...
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Next Tool Preset Shortcut Key in GIMP

Is there a way to quickly select with a key the next/previous tool present in GIMP? When the tool present window is open, I can do it with arrow keys. I can also assign key for tool preset window, ...
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GIMP: Open as a layer reducing the size

I'm trying to create a single image from using different single images I already have. I'm creating a new A4 document, but, when I try to open one of the images I want to add, it's smaller than the ...
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How do I get rid of the information in a photo in GIMP or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image of an alarm clock that I want to use for my IOS app as an app icon but when displayed in the app it only shows a square that encompasses the photo. I want to know how to make it so ...
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How to design a basic banner with GIMP?

I am using GIMP. And I want to design a very basic banner to be printed 3m long. The design is as simple as it could be : it consists of one logo that I have in pdf format (was designed by a ...