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Gimp - fast switching to eraser

I've been searching for this but all I find are annoying tutorials on how to click the eraser button. Whenever I switch to the eraser it keeps the tool size I was using for the pencil, I'd really ...
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How to convert GIMP gradient to Photoshop compatible Gradient?

I want to convert GIMP Gradient to Photoshop compatible gradient (importable)
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Compress png images with Gimp

I'm getting a message from PageSpeed Insights that recommends to compress some png images. E.g: If compressing .../logo.png without loosing information, you would save 1.014 B (12% redcuction). ...
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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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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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Keeping colors on an image while setting full transparency

I would like to create an image from a map, where each country is colored in a different color, where the frontiers are in black, and in which each color except black is fully transparent, while not ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Gimp Jagged Borders

I'm trying to create a bordered, transparent circle. I created a circle with the ellipsis tool, then Select->Border, then Edit->Fill with FG Color. The result is a terribly jagged border. I tried ...
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Gimp, OSX: PNG file seem to be saved without the alpha channel

I have followed the instructions in this question in order to cut our the paper-white background from an image and turn it into a transparent alpha surface. The original image (alpha_orig.jpg) ...
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How to scale the alpha layer without scaling the image ? gimp

I am trying to write text which larger than the image itself, as you can see in the bellow picture: but gimp doesn't show the complete text, because the alpha layer is smaller than the text size. ...
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Short-cuts for gimp

I want to edit many jpg files and use the color curves tool to adjust each image with a individual color curve. I could not find a keyboard short cut to open the curves tool. Is there any? How to ...
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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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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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Opacity seems to be locked in at 100% in GIMP 2.8

After I have typed text onto an image using the text tool and then try to save it, the image turns into a kind of faintly transparent checker board. Just to explain, above my text on an image layer ...
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Remove noise / artifacts from single colour raster logo (Gimp)

I hope this is not a duplicate question - I have looked at other answers and I'm convinced this is different enough for its own question. I have a single-colour logo in raster format that I need to ...
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How can I recolor an object to white in Gimp?

Like say I have a picture of a cut orange, and I want the inside pulp to be colored white instead of orange? I want to keep the details of the pulp, similar to how colorizing works. I've tried using ...
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Replicating fading/tearing effect in GIMP

For a project we decided to use a freely available icon set that we could download. However it is now apparant that not all the icons that we need are present in this set and we need to add them ...
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GIMP: increase transparency with the distance from image's center

I want to apply a transformation on my image which will cause that: Image will be at zero transparency in its center With increasing horizontal distance from the center the image will smoothly ...
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...
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Isolating red ink with GIMP/Photoshop

As a puzzle author, I often write puzzles with red ink and then test-solve them with pencil. What would be the most efficient way to remove the pencil and blue gridlines from the paper to leave only ...
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How to do material design effects in GIMP

I have been trying like crazy to get the material design shadowing right. Below is the image I created using GIMP. I have the drop shadow, but I think it kind-of needs to go all around the circles and ...
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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 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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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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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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Can I change the transparency of a selection keeping the relative transparency each part already has proportional?

I want to give the middle full opacity but let the border effect that is already existing.
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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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Why does Gimp's “stroke path” fail to fill the stroke? (Ubuntu 13.10) [closed]

Im using Gimp 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) Not all the time, but randomly, Gimp chooses not to stroke a path correctly. Here is a "before and after stroke" picture (it's a close-up) : What is ...
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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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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 don’...
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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 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 is messing up my GIF color index

I'm modifying an existing animated GIF using GIMP. For some reason, GIMP opens it as an RGB file. But after doing a color analysis it told me there are only 255 colours. That's just right! However, ...
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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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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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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 ...