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Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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I am going to try and learn in GIMP how to make GIFs [on hold]

How do I begin? And use "stacking"? I would like to overlap two video gifs that i am going to try to make with GIMP??
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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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Map borders on GIMP

I'm trying to create a map for Risk. I found an image scouring the Internet that fits what I want perfectly, except instead of having borders, each province is just a different color. I would like to ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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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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GIMP: how to rotate a picture from its end

Hello I want to rotate a picture in gimp but I want the axis to be at the end of the picture. Kind of like a picture being a knife in a folding knife. I want to be able to rotate a picture like that. ...
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Executing multiple commands in sequence in GIMP

I've been working with GIMP for some time now and at the moment I'm creating some wood graphics for a game. For creating the wood, I first fill the image in brown, then apply some filters and finally ...
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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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How to quickly set GIMP selection aspect ratio to that of the image?

If I don't know the aspect ratio of an image, what is the most efficient method to set the selection aspect ratio to that of the image? The fastest I've found (not fast at all) is to look at the ...
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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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How do you create a Translucent white background to text on an image with Gimp?

I am really struggling trying to create a similar look to this white translucent background with text on top of an image with GIMP. One example is Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/. ...
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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 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(Sony OSL) to bake textures for a game environment but the open source code that Sony provided is not optimized at all and because of this Cycles currently ...
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Restore image with negative colors

I have an image that was taken using a negative color filter long ago, but now I need the normal picture, is there a way to get a good quality of that picture with the actual colors? The current ...
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GIMP: Smooth png image from black to transparent (how to make gradient)?

How to make a transparent 'png' image from black (not transparent) to nothing (absolutely transparent) in GIMP smoothly? As result, this image on the red image gives the image from black via dark red ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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How to put a new picture in an iPhone image frame

I want to change the screen part of this Iphone image with the screen capture of my own app. I'm trying to do this in Gimp (unless there is a better way?). However, I can't seem to just copy paste my ...
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Gimp Pasted Layer Move Tool

What I want to do is paste a picture to a new gimp file. I have the background layer and when I paste it puts it into the floating selection like expected. I found that I'm supposed to turn it into a ...
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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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How to select color with gimp

I am trying to select by color in Gimp this image: but when I select by the foreground color, also the antialiased pixels in the border are selected. How to select only the foreground color in ...
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How to create solar flares using Gimp or Inkscape

How can I create a solar flares effect using GIMP or Inkscape? Something like this image: Edit: first of all thanks for all the great comments and suggestions. My initial idea was to create the ...
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How can I do a global fuzzy select in GIMP?

How can I make the fuzzy select global in GIMP, so that it selects all of a certain color and not just contiguous regions? For example, if I drew multiple red squiggles, how could I easily select ...
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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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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Edit a png file that cannot be edited

Is it somehow possible to edit the color of something that's in a .png file that cannot be edited? I'm trying to change colors of icons in a .png file that's used as a .css sprite. The originals are ...
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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Outlining photo content (like a colouring book)

I am trying to make a full color photo into just a black outline to be printed and colored in by hand, basically just making coloring pages off of full color photos. I just installed gimp, but cannot ...
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In GIMP, how do I use an image as a color reference to colorize a black-and-white photo?

Let's say I have created a layer on a black-and-white image with a layer mask to colorize some parts (for example skin). I am able to change this with Colorize and change to any color. But how do I ...
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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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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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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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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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Which HSV-noise values do not cause artifacts on an LCD screen?

I have come to notice that certain HSV noise filter values applied to a uniform background colour look horrible when viewed on an LCD screen under certain viewing angles. This is more noticeable on ...
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How to draw 3 overlapping circles with different colors?

Is there a free software to draw following in ubuntu? How to color the overlap zone? I am not able to figure this out in GIMP.
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How can I accurately draw a mockup for an iPhone 5 app in GIMP?

In the Appstore you can show screenshots of what the app looks like to the user so they know what to expect. I am looking into creating an image from scratch of a screenshot of an app. Here's my ...
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Learning a new program! (A designers nightmare) [closed]

Does it have to be so difficult? I open up gimp. Wait, what does what? I open up inkscape. The controls are so different. Cntrl+D does not work. Ar.AR.ar. Photoshop, illustrator and more. Why does ...
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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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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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Gimp, how can I find the positions of a layer?

I need to find the x / y positions for each layer. I've googled but I can't find the answer.
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How to remove the white border “halo” from my logo?

I have the original .ai files as I paid a graphic artist to do these logos. I uploaded a .gif export of the files only to see that they have a white border: If I don't have AI/PS can I use ...
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How can I select a single color within an image?

How would one pick or select all of a single color within Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The Gimp?
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How to size canvas and add and retain full image in GIMP?

I am a GIMP beginner and have successfully created images with my desired transparencies in GIMP. However, I have problems with and can't seem to understand the ins-and-outs of image and canvas ...
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Cleaning up line art with choppy edges

So, a while back I created this icon from a game, but looking back on it behind a white background instead of an alpha-channel its edges are super choppy in some places while it's smooth in others, ...
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Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp

I have some jpg images and I need for each of them to have a transparent background. I have GIMP as a graphic tool. I need to put them in a web page and I need to see just the main element and have ...
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Convert image into mask

I have a green background picture with some shadows. I would like to use it as a mask so I can place it on background with any color (e.g. red or pink) and get the same style of shadows. I tried ...
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How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection?

I'm trying to remove blue skies with clouds quickly from many images. I've used gimp's Color Selection Tool, which selects the sky but not the clouds. Since all clouds are in the sky, if I could ...
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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How to open a file the fast way in Gimp?

The classical way to open a file is not followed in Gimp. There is no browse button, nor there is a textbox where one can paste the path to the file. I do not edit images everyday and I always have to ...