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How to maintain lighting/shadows while making object transparent in GIMP?

Essentially I'm trying to make another background, beneath this image, become the colour of the object. The object/phone is red, the under-background is a linear gradient of colour and I'm trying to ...
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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Use GIMP to replace very faded colors in scan with bolder colors

I'm definitely not an advanced user! On our wall is a beloved old crayon Valentines poster. After years, the red and orange colors have really faded so half the image is unreadable. So, I made a color,...
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What software would be easy to use to make a product sheet template like this:

Hi I dont really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in the style of this: Screenshot: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what ...
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Is there any way to project rays from a point using existing raster opaque areas as the basis?

Is there any combination of tools in Adobe Photoshop or in any other graphic design software (GIMP, ImageMagick) that would allow me to achieve this kind of image transformation? The raster layer has ...
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How do you get a simple logo to look crisp after compression for Twitter/Facebook profile pictures? [duplicate]

Being a complete novice at this but having tried many methods, I cannot get my logo to look crisp in my Twitter or Facebook profile pictures. It looks fine in Instagram. I have been dabbling in GIMP ...
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How to increase the minimal darkness?

I have an image that I like, however, the blacks are a bit to dark. I tried using the Gimp tool "Colors->Curves" where I can set the maximum value that gets brightened, however, this not ...
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GIMP, cannot fill a circle on a background layer

The canvas for my image is a rectangle no bigger than the original image. I want to put a circular background with the image. I've tried two ways: I create another layer, resize it large enough for ...
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Enhance “Border” around imported sprite

I am completely new to GIMP. I am using it, because I am currently creating my first 2D rpg in Unity. Currently I want to create some fighting sprites, for which I intend to adjust some of the sprites ...
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How to randomly replace color with second specified color in gimp?

How do I replace pixels randomly in GIMP, replacing the randomly selected pixels with a specific color?
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How do I quickly replace all transparent pixels with background color?

Some of my software tools generate images with transparent backgrounds. Using Krita, how can I quickly replace transparency with a background color? Notes: Of course it would be easiest if the image ...
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How to change where GIMP creates directories (Brushes, Frames, Gradients, etc.)

I am running GIMP 2.10.12 on Windows 10. When I start GIMP, it creates the following directories in c:/Users/MyName/Documents: Brushes Frames Gradients Patterns Shapes Styled Lines Textures Tubes I ...
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mimic scanner noise with a painting tool

I have a high-res scanned image that I want to edit and then reprint. The scans have a certain level of noise that I'd like to mimic in my edits so that the editing is not obvious. I'm using GIMP. As ...
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Animated Gif on Gimp with Drop Shadows

Briefly: First time making an animated GIF, I would like to create the GIF with drop shadows. However, the output of GIF exports has no more drop shadows. Details: I created 6 frames on Inkscape, each ...
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How can I fix colors bleeding in an SVG file?

what tools are available for myself to fix the green from bleeding outside of the black bucket? Preferably free tools. I just want to get rid of this green border surrounding the bucket icon. I hired ...
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Grey lines appearing when pasting a selection - How to remove?

When I fuzzy select a section of an image, like so: Cutting it works fine: But when I paste it in I get these gaudy stripes of grey lines all throughout the image: Zooming in, I couldn't see any ...
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GIMP: How to check if 2 images have the same contrast/brightness

I have two images showing a hand and a geometrical shape. I want to make sure that the brightness and contrast are the same (equal) inside the objects and if they are not to equalise them. The ...
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Preserving transparency in eps file

I have an EPS file with transparency. How can I convert it to PNG with GIMP and preserve transparency? Edit: I tried opening it in GIMP and exporting as PNG. Didn't work.
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Inner shadow to create depth on image

I'm using a sprites sheet on my 2D game that contains different buttons. I would like to create other buttons with custom icons because I'm adding new features to the game that need a specific icon. ...
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How can I reuse and modify a lasso selection in GIMP?

I have made a selection using the lasso tool in GIMP (v2.10.14) and I still have it displayed in the selection editor. Can I get my free select points back and edit those? I want to cut out different ...
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I would like to cut an image into several sections

HI Graphic Design friends, I'm in trouble... My question for you are these: Can I create a GIMP/Inkscape template that once opened and inserted a photo crop exactly the same point in the same size? ...
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What is the puppet warp equivalent in Pencil2D or Sketch or Gimp?

Photoshop Tutorial: Puppet Warp! I want to do puppet warp in Pencil2D or Sketch or Gimp. Does these three software have this facility?
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How to put text in infinity symbol on GIMP or Inkscape!

I'm trying to do something in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-fI-GKs24 but with GIMP or Inkscape. So, basically, if I convert the infinity symbol to a path, is there an option to ...
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I tried editing my .png logo with background to remove the background in GIMP but its not coming as transparent

I am trying to remove the background from the logo i already had which is a .png file. I added the file to gimp. Added an alpha layer then i selected the background with the magic wand tool and ...
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While filling ellipse shape in Gimp the whole rectangle gets filled

I'm not a graphic designer and use tools like gimp only occasionally. I need to fill a circle with the gradient tool. The problem I face: instead of only the circle, the entire rectangular space ...
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Render SVG to 16bit/channel raster

I have an SVG with gradients. Postprocessing it with GIMP 2.8 produced banding due to its rasterization which is only 8bit/channel. I downloaded Gimp 2.10, then set channel precision 16bit, imported ...
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GIMP (2.10) - Sections of Scaled Image Invisible

I'm working on a project in GIMP and am currently attempting to scale up a PNG that I've pasted onto the project. When I scaled up the image using the Scale Tool, it worked, but for some reason ...
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Remove a transparent colored line from image

I am far from a skilled artist, so sorry if the question has a common answer. I couldn't find anything, but perhaps my lack of knowledge on the subject prevents me from even knowing what to be ...
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How to flip only some parts of an image

I have several images with text on them. I would like to "ONLY" flip the texts in the images. Here is an example: I want to keep the image intact except the texts where I need to flip them ...
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How to crop images in Gimp 2.10?

When I use the crop tool to crop an image and then export the result, the output is uncropped, i.e., has the original size and includes content outside the cropping rectangle. For all intents and ...
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How can I bucket fill or path fill an area with a tiling texture?

I already have a tiling texture ready in GIMP to use, do I have to add a pattern to the the right folder in order to do this? Or can I just select the texture? I noticed that the image I want to tile ...
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How do you change anything that isn't transparent to black in gimp?

I have an Image, and I want to change anything that isn't transparent into black.
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Basic Gimp brushes

Anyone knows some good downloadable Gimp brushes to replicate images similar to this one?
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Change color to white using GIMP

I'm trying to rotate a color in a photo of a house with quite a bit of shading to white (actually, a slight gray would be better). For example, in this photo taken from a website: How would I change ...
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GIMP 2.1 apply gradient to my brush layer

I used older version of GIMP and I was able to do this: https://youtu.be/LeHdoQI8xME?t=207 Now with newer version of GIMP, I can't seem to figure how to do that again. I drew abstract image with brush,...
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Set or group preferred fonts in GIMP

When I use the text tool in Gimp, I notice that the available fonts are all of the Windows fonts, though i only set one folder in Preferences. It is tiresome sifting through all these Windows fonts ...
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S-shaped(ish) Bezier curve control points? (GIMP)

New here, so let me know if I do something wrong! I've been sitting here researching Bezier curves for hours now, and I cannot seem to find the answer to what I would think would be a simple question.....
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Help with printer format settings

I don't know where else to turn with my problem, so I'll try here. I have an Epson ET-2710 and it's working fine... as long as I only print in the A4 format. I've told the printer in the settings to ...
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Size a (square) image so that the drawing is wholly contained in a circle

I’m having this problem with both GIMP (for bitmaps) and Inkscape (for vector drawings), so solutions for either are welcome, as I need both anyway. Many applications have started to crop user-...
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Is there a way to add keyboard shortcuts to the “Colors” menu?

I'd like to add keyboard shortcuts for Colors>Curves and Colors>Levels, which I use frequently. The "Colors" menu doesn't appear in under Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts that I can see. Is ...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

I have read everywhere that .jpg can't have transparency and you can't save it as transparent. But I have a .jpg picture with transparency. Link to the picture Can anyone explain how the picture I ...
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Remove text from black and white photo

How do I remove the text from this image please? I have tried using clone tool but it is very messy. I have Gimp on a Mac.
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Layer Mask is gone while creating clipping path

I have come up with a gimp plugin which is supposed to create a clipping path along with the layer mask. It does if we check the output in gimp 2.10.22. But when I open the output with photoshop cc ...
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GIMP induvidually rotating multiple layers at once

I have several layers that I all want to rotate by a certain degree. Not as a group all together around a common central point, but rather all around their individual center. Grouping or chaining the ...
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How to get rid of a color cast that covers part of a photo using gimp?

There is this color cast over the middle of the picture which was taken on film. In Gimp I have tried going to Colors> hue-chroma, and also Colors > colour-balance and adjusting color levels and ...
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Is there software that will turn image into a combination of squares?

I am working on a design where I would like to change a particular image into a combination of squares and rectangles to form a shape that resembles it. For example, lets take a look at the following ...
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Optical Mask creation

Hello I'm a newbie here.....I can't find much on this direct subject so hope it is ok to post a question. My problem may be more associated with not knowing how to search for what I am looking for.......
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How would I enhance this dimly lit picture?

My friend took this photograph of me at a resort. However, as it was night and dimly lit the picture is not pleasing (Thanks to my friend's lack of pro photography skills) ! I downloaded GIMP in order ...
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Gimp, scale a layer and Snap to Guide

Is it possible to Enable Snap to Guide for Scaling in Gimp? Currently moving a layer and Snapping to Guides works fine but Scaling and Snaping doesn't.
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When I transform a selection in gimp, it disappears

whenever I transform a selection it disappears becoming a floating selection which I cannot see and when i try to link it to a layer it just disappears from the layers tab and nothing happens.

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