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Gimp: Creating Transparent Backgrounds

I have Gimp 2.8.16. I have repeatedly attempted to create a transparent background for a simple image with a white background. I have tried this tutorial ...
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

I have a very simple problem. In the following image I want the pinnacles and other parts of my (admittedly very awesome) castle filled with some color and other shapes or outlines filled with other ...
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gimp change colors in 2-color image

In Gimp I have a simple graphic image with two colors (a foreground and background color) with anti-aliasing between them. I would like to change either one or both of the colors in the image to ...
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How do levels in gimp work?

How to input and output levels work in gimp? for example when we try to fix the color, brightness etc, using curves the vertical axis represents the output level and the horizontal axis represents the ...
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GIMP Add touch-up layer after adding curves layer (and other layers)

Suppose I add several layers in GIMP to make various adjustments such as color corrections and burning/dodging. Once the image generally looks good, I then wish to non-destructively (i.e., without ...
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GIMP - how to fold all layers in list?

I am working a lot with 3rd person PSDs in GIMP. They usually contain a lot of layers and by default they are all unfolded in layer tree window. How could I collapse all layers so I will only see ...
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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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Adjust levels in a set of scanned images in GIMP

I have 4 images that I scanned and saved as TIFF using my 4 in 1 desktop scanner/printer thing. I drew all the images myself by hand using the same pen, so the originals are quite consistent. When I ...
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How to remove edges from eliptical tool selection?

You cannot see it when it's on a white background, but Can someone tell me how I can erase the boarder from this image in Gimp? I want it to be a perfect circle. I'm going to be using this with a ...
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How would I go about editing a render of a 3D model to look more realistic?

I have really got into the game, The Last of Us, and fancied doing some art, I have the software to do the rendering, but the output is not realistic in the slightest. At the moment I have been using ...
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Scaling doesn't take?

I'm trying to scale my image down without messing up the text, so I did this: Wherein I increased the resolution and decreased the height. Well, as you can see, the height is 2 inches in the ...
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Recolour a higher resolution image, when I have a recoloured lower resolution one?

I have three images; An "original" 16x16 image, a recoloured 16x16 image, and a 32x32 image which is basically the same as the original image, but with a higher resolution. What I want to do, is to ...
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How can I change the color of images in GIMP?

I'm creating a login form like the following. Now I have the color versions of the images but I don't know how to make them black and white. Can you help me?
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how to make edge of layer round in GIMP?

I am using GIMP. I want to make a new layer (above another layer) with round edges. How to do it? thanks
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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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How do I add a semi-transparent color over an image in gimp?

Example of what I'm trying to do is the radar maps in MechWarrior 3: you have a "satellite view" of a landscape and the whole image has a semi-transparent green hue and you can see all the details of ...
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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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GIMP: Ellipse position from center

I know that I can create an ellipse from the center. However, inside the tool properties panel, "Position" refers to the top-left corner. How could I change its position based on its center point? I ...
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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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Importing eps files as layers in Gimp

I have been trying to create an animation using 300 eps files. When I try to open all the 300 files as layers (File -> open As Layers), a dialog box appears for each file with the heading "Import from ...
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Should there be “seams” at the edge of the “tiles” when I fill using an image as a pattern in Gimp?

I want to visualize what an image(768x1024) looks like when it's scaled down and tiled. I use Gimp, so I select, ctrl-scale to something small (whateverx180), select, copy, edit/paste as../new pattern ...
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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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Are Gimp's template sizes correct?

When I start a new project of a poster which is to be printed on an A4 paper, I select gimp's A4 dimension template, but as I recently found out, it is actually NOT A4. If I import the finished ...
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How can I create a specifically located line in Gimp?

How can I add a plain black line in an image in Gimp in specific pixel coordinates for example between (10,15)->(300,116)?
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Gimp: Howto antialias round border around

I have a gif file with a round logo on top of transparent background. The border around the round item needs to be antialiased. I have tried selecting with the fuzzy wand as well as with border: 2px, ...
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Blending neighboring pixels together

Disclaimer: This is my first real time using Gimp, so I apologize if this is a basic question. I'm trying to blend the colors of my pixels together based on the neighboring pixels. For example, ...
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GIMP: how to create a collage where the photos can be repositioned within frames?

I'm trying to create a collage with 3 photos in GIMP, and I want to be able to reposition the images within each frame, not just crop them to fit the frames. Here is a sketch of what I want it to look ...
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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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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 do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools?

Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc. at this point? When I go to use them they are in my edit history but I don't ...
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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 ...
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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Why doesn't GIMP rotate correctly?

It seems like Gimp is not rotating correctly. I have two duplicate layers of this GIF: It looks like this: I click the rotate tools, click one of the layers, and choose 90 degrees. It looks like ...
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Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
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How do I alter the colors of a raster image with GIMP?

I'm somewhat new to GIMP and I was hoping to take a logo like this: And to change the colors of the background and font as someone did here: Except I'd like to do it with different colors. Is ...
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Is there a way to show areas not covered by any layers in GIMP?

Does The GIMP have some sort of function to highlight areas of the background where that are not overlapped by any layers? I'm making a sprite for CSS, and I have a lot of pics with different sizes. ...
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How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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GIF animation skipping immediately to last frame

I was making a GIF animation with GIMP. When I tried to play it back, though, it skipped directly from my first frame to the final frame and missed all the others. Is this a glitch in GIMP, or am I ...
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How can I recreate the shadows and blur effect using Gimp?

So I'm fairly new when it comes to working with images and creating different effects. But can anyone explain what effect is being applied to the conference logos in the following link? The middle ...
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How to create a smoothing photo effect in GIMP

How can I create a smoothing effect like this?: It's clearer in his hairs and face.
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Gettings Tools -window back in Gimp?

It is window with tools such as magic-wand -selector but cannot find anything from Tools or View -dropdowns. So how can I get the Tools -window back after closing it?
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How to make moving blur effect on Gimp

I like to make a moving blur on a picture using GIMP (on Ubuntu). What kind of effects should I use? I already use blur but it doesn't give the moving blur. Note: I'm beginner in graphic design
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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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GIMP Text along creates jaggies

I have just learned (thanks to tutorial at http://buttner-jenkins.blogspot.com/2010/04/gimp-tut-text-along-path.html) how to create a text along path. When I followed these instructions, though, ...
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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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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Add a layer on top of all the others to specifically add transparency in GIMP

I have hundreds of layers on an image. I would like to add a layer especially dedicated on transparency - so that I can add transparency to the areas of the image, without modifying the other layers. ...
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Reducing Image Quality in GIMP without changing size [closed]

I use a design on a t-shirt, but the designs looks very clear, which may mislead the customer. So without changing the size of the design, I need to reduce it's quality. Reducing the contrast not ...
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How to detect freely-drawn shape on Inkscape or GIMP?

I would like to have the functionality shown in the following video on Inkscape (preferrably) or GIMP: https://youtu.be/rsFaQZAIZZI?t=18s The user should be able to draw a rough circle, square, ...
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Vortex-like effect in gimp

I would love to create an effect where lots of vertical short lines are then distorted in a vortex-like effect, like so: How can I make this with Gimp? The image is taken from ...