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I have the following icon which sits on top of a couple of layers which one of them is a background for it.

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I want to extract the icon just the way it looks here for dynamic usage in some design templates. So to isolate the icon I make only it visible, without any background etc.

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As you can see now it became way thicker and exporting it now makes it look not as expected when resused.

For me it is somewhat confusing. The layer of the icon is in "Normal" mode and so is its shadow and all the background layers below it. I can't see the reason why the result looks so weird when removing all background assets. I'd love to extract it just the way I see it in the first screenshot but with transparency obviously.

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  • @Wolff well be sure it's not the zoom level causing this. It looks like that as soon as I hide the background layers below
    – xetra11
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 17:04
  • I just deleted my comment. Opened the two images in Photoshop and see what you mean. The checkered background might confuse you. How does it look with a plain white background?
    – Wolff
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 17:06
  • The shapes are very simple and could easily be recreated from scratch in a few minutes - probably better to use a vector image editor though. Inkscape is free.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 17:06
  • @BillyKerr Well the image is coming from Inkscape originally. I know some workaround to achieve would you suggest. Still I want to figure out what the source of the mentioned issue is
    – xetra11
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 17:07
  • If it's from Inkscape, you can import an SVG into GIMP.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 17:11

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I am using GIMP 2.10

  • step 1: make whites whitercolor curves

  • step 2: use color > color to alphacolor to alpha

  • step 3: adjust alpha curve to remove fuzziness from borderscolor curves

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