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How to remove faces in GIMP?

I see other people do this, to make it look like a person has no facial features at all, akin to Slenderman. I'd like to do this on my own, but Google heeds no results. I know it has something to do ...
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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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Design Using Gimp [on hold]

A gimp newbie. Does anyone know any tutorial that I can use to create an image like this?
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SVG font scaling appears different depending on viewer application

I have created an SVG image using Inkscape which consists of a QR code, with some text below the QR code. Before I submit the image to the manufacturer that will be in charge of printing the image ...
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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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Annoying GIMP issue (fill bucket with a circle-slash icon on the cursor)

I am trying to bucket fill a layer, but I get this crazy cursor I cant get rid of. I think its because I have something selected. I tired Select All, Select None, but the cursor does not change. I ...
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Get text font from an image using GIMP

I have an image which contains a text. I don't know the text font. Is there any way to find the text font from an image using GIMP? I need to know what font is used in this text image.
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Simulation of a light source in a scene?

I have photos of LEGO scenes with several objects, walls, surfaces etc. in them. Currently, there are no lights in the scenes, except for the lapms that light the scene from outside. The goal is to ...
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Crop a big picture into several small size pictures

Is there a a way with GIMP editor to crop a big picture into several small equal sized pictures? So when all those small pictures connected in order would make a big picture.
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Remove white thin border from exported PNG from Photoshop

I have a branding logo saved as a PSD Photoshop file. I'm exporting it to the PNG format with relevant size, but the exported PNG image has a thin white border around the logo. How can I remove this ...
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how to make sharp black white edge

How can I make black colour tone pixels completely black. I want to make this on whole raster. I want to do this in Gimp.
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In Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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Remove only background objects from a png image using GIMP

I have an image with me. I want to remove only the window curtains from the above image using only GIMP. I tried to remove the curtains, but along with curtains the are glasses also removed. How ...
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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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How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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Make text readable by reparing a image

I have a few pictures that contain some text. What is the best way to fix a low resolution photo, in order to make the text readable? I'm not an advanced user of photo editors, and I don't know any ...
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Gimp: Change a signature color from black to blue, preserving the tones

I have a scanned signature written in black pen. I have removed the white paper parts of the image using alpha transparency. After using it several times, it seems that it would look better if the ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become . shall become: . Only color replacement: orange → violet, orange → green, and no other actions. I never worked before with ...
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How to use custom brushes in Gimp?

I found a custom brushes menu in Gimp but I don't know how to use them. I'd like to draw some stars on a background. How can I create a brush to do this?
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How to draw a non-defect transparent line?

Gimp is pretty good to draw a straight lines. It is easy as 1) set first point with left click and 2) set second point with shift+left click: But when I set opaque to 30-70%, small defect is ...
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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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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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Speed up making zoom areas on screenshots in GIMP

I am creating in Gimp effect that is shown on below picture: The way that I am doing it is: Make circle selection Copy paste what is below on new layer Grow selection Add layer and fill it with ...
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How to remove background in a scan of an old drawing

I have the following image which I would like to clean using GIMP. Usually, with B&W images one of the following methods works, see here or here. However, I have 3 additional problems in this case ...
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Is there any free software for use with printed documents (for accurate CMYK)?

I need to send redesigned business cards to a print shop. I've tried GIMP and Inkscape (cards presently designed with GIMP with an embedded CMYK profile; I didn't have the computer knowledge to make ...
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Why can I create layers, but not layer groups in the indexed color mode in gimp?

I'm making some pixel art in gimp and I so I figured I should use the indexed color mode since I won't be using very many colors. About halfway through my project I realized that I wanted to be able ...
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Gimp: quick way to cycle through pencil/brush presets?

I have created 6 different pencil pre-sets with different diameters. What I want is to be able to cycle up and down from one pre-set to the next, preferably with a keyboard shortcut. How do I set this ...
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autoshrink with aspect ratio

Is there any simple way to autocrop/autoshrink a square image in GIMP, but without changing aspect ratio? Basically the autoshrinking would stop once it's no longer possible to maintain height and ...
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Why does the whole Layer fill in when i try to fill in a section on Gimp?

I'm trying to do this texture for imvu but everytime I try to fill in this one section it fills in the whole layer can you please help me? (this is before i pressed cntrl ,) this is after I ...
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Gimp Image compression changes color

When I compress images in Gimp the photos seem to become noticeably more vibrant. Is there a way to fix this so that the color scheme remains close to the same? Ive uploaded the before and after ...
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GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer

I have a background overlay on which I have three text layers on top. Now I want to move these text layers around on the overlay, but I can't get it to work. As soon as I click inside the text layer ...
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GIMP How do i make 2 different colors the same

i Want to remove the black parts w/o removing the the dirt/realistic parts on the armor, if i remove the black parts so that the armor looks yellow and recolor it wont be the same, it will look '...
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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 to effectively replace color from a range?

GIMP provides a very handy way of replace or rather Rotating color from one range to another but rotating the range of black is rather hard from this. The Gray option is a bit hard in a way that it ...
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How to recreate this Arctic Monkeys wallpaper?

This wallpaper: Looks like it is based of this image: How could this be recreated in a method that would work with other pictures as well, using Gimp?
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Gimp transparency not transparent

I have been using GIMP successfully for a little while, but had no trouble with it. Now my transparent backgrounds are not transparent anymore. I go to Layer and Transparencies then to Add Alpha ...
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GIMP: How to move a selection in a layer?

I'm having a weird behavior when trying to move a selected rectangle or polygon in a layer. I do the next: 1. Select layer. I want to move the shine that belongs to the brillos y manchas layer: ...
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How to make fixed aspect ratio, highlight and rule of thirds enabled by default?

How can I enable Highlight, Rule of thirds and Fixed aspect ratio of 1080x1080 as default settings in GIMP for the selection tool?
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How do you square fit an image like PicsArt does using GIMP or MS Paint?

PicsArt has a very nifty tool called square fit that adds a enlarged blurred layer of your image in a now squared background Example I'm not trained in Graphic Design in any way and I confess at ...
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GIMP: Setting entire foreground to a particular colour

In GIMP version 2.8, I have an image with a black foreground, and a transparent background. I want to set the entire foreground to red, instead of black. What's the simplest way of doing this? I have ...
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GIMP, match images based on shared point

I am not a graphics design person and I think I may be looking for the correct language to ask the question more than anything. I have two maps that I cannot get to match up (scales are incorrect or ...
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How should I make the background of a .gif transparent?

I'm trying to edit a .gif for one of my friend's live streaming channel. My issue is that the static background is not allowed, and I'm not sure how to make it transparent. I could go through frame by ...
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How can I combine two colored textures so that the final image is blended to match a specific lighting setup

I have been working on using Blender Cycles to bake textures but it renders very slowly so I have to render at low resolutions. This is fine for the indirect diffuse lighting but really makes a mess ...
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Is it possible to make a 1 pixel diagonal line unbroken in GIMP?

Basically I need to draw a 1 pixel line but I want it so that the line is unbroken. Currently what happens is if I draw diagonally the pixels will touch corner to corner and I want it so they will ...
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remove distinct points from an image by GIMP

I want to remove all distinct points from some images, for example like this one: You can see: points have different color so I can not use select by color tool. point are very close to main part ...
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put partly transpared photo on top of panorama

What is it nessesary to do if I want to see just black edges from background image in image placed on top? Here are links to source images This is what I want to create: You can see there are ...
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Pencil Size On Gimp 2.8.4 [duplicate]

I'm having some troubles is gimp 2.8.4. My pencil size is HUGE and I NEED it to be 1 pixel, because i am modding. Can anybody take me through a step by step tutorial? By the way, I am on a MacBook Air ...
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Is there any tool that gives the percentage occupied by an area in an image?

Is there any tool that gives the percentage occupied by an area in a image? Given the following image: Is there any kind of tool I can use to know the width in percent of the green and blue areas? ...
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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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How to optimize JPEGs for retina displays?

I am trying to optimize a set of JPEGs photos (5120 x 2880 px) that will be used on the web for retina screens. The objective is to reduce file size as much as possible while keeping image quality ...