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How do I enlarge JUST the background layer in GIMP?

I am working on an image with several layers on a green background. I want to make that background bigger WITHOUT also enlarging everything else. How do I do this? Canvas Size doesn't work, it just ...
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How do I move, resize and rotate the rectangle I have drawn?

This is how I draw rectangles in GIMP: Select a foreground color. Select a rectangular area using the Rectangle Select Tool. Edit > Stroke Selection Using this method, I drew two rectangles: a ...
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Add an Existing Animated GIF into a Still Image Without Losing the Animation

Using gimp, I'd like to insert an animate gif into another still image without losing the animation. Is there an easy way to accomplish this in GIMP? I was able to drag the animated image's layer-...
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How to cut along guides to form layers in an image

I have an image that I need to split up into multiple smaller tile pieces. Each tile piece should be in its own layer. While I could manually create each layer, this would take a very long time, ...
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Displaying 20 in x 600 in GIMP/Photoshop file as PDF in Acrobat Reader

I am preparing the art project which involves using characters to obtain a visual and not literary artwork. Something like concrete poetry. Project is supposed to be 20 inches of width and 15 - 20 ...
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How do you change the default font of GIMP in Windows?

How do you change the default font used in GIMP 2.8 on Windows 7? The default font seems to be Sans Bold (which is used in a lot of applications that originated from Linux). I am not referring to the ...
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Text layer names automatically changing

In GIMP 2.10.18 - after creating a text layer, I edit the layer attributes to give the text layer a meaningful name. This is important as I'm working with a python script that will reference the layer ...
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What do I need to manipulate in GIMP to follow these specific color patterns I'm working with?

I am using GIMP and my images are appearing darker in an app I'm using, specifically OOTP 18. For example, my blue #0054a4 displays as a darker blue #003184, when I need it to appear as blue #004295 ...
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How to fully change a border colour in GIMP?

I did the whole select colour -> fill colour thing but all the edges are frayed, how to fix this. Also tried the colour exchange mapping, didn't work so well.
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Centered grid with GIMP

Working with GIMP I need to use the grid. It is aligned on the top-left corner of the image, but I need it to be centered, splitting the incomplete squares on both the sides. I tried with Image > ...
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How do i fix the device status on it on Gimp 2.10.18 that says only Core Pointer?

I don't know what i did, but there is no information about the tool i am using now. The image is the device status, below the tool box. I am on the warp tool. It only says core pointer. https://i....
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GIMP: Gaussian blur leaves higher light levels in axial directions

I often want to blur a circle either internally (and not externally) or externally (and not internally). In the example below, I have applied Gaussian blur to an image, selecting only the circle so as ...
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In GIMP, how might the label on a can of soup be unwrapped?

Let's say I have a photograph of a can of soup: How might the label on the can of soup be "unwrapped" in GIMP, resulting in a more rectilinear representation of the label?
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How to create dropshadow on layer with alpha transparency in GIMP?

I'm working on a project consisting of a background image with several layers on top of it. Each of the layers consists of an image with alpha transparency, such that only part of each layer is ...
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How to draw border around layer in GIMP?

How can I draw a simple border around a layer in GIMP 2.10? Filters > Decor > Add Border works on the image as a whole, not an individual layer. Edit > Stroke Selection has been suggested ...
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GIMP - How do I change UI DPI?

This is a problem I have been having recently. My screen size has a pretty high pixel density and, as a result, all of GIMP's icons are criminally small and very difficult to look at. I've tried ...
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Text Not Showing Up In Gimp (Mac)

I'm trying to add some text to a moderately complex layout, but the text tool is malfunctioning -- everything shows as blank no matter what I type. I have checked: Foreground color shows reasonable ...
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Can I fill based on the color of a lower layer?

I'd like to use the bucket fill tool to fill shapes based on the color of the layer below. Ideally totally automatically, like filtering the image. For example: create a new image. Use Filter -> ...
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Gimp: change center of transform

I'm trying to scale a layer but would like to use a different center of transformation from the default which seems to be the top left corner (or another corner if the handles are used). Even if I ...
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How to tile an image with exact dimensions (any program)

I am trying to print tickets for my school and they need to be exactly 14.5 cm by 10.6 cm. How can I achieve this by tiling the image I have of the ticket so that they print out exactly at this size ...
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How do you move just the selection box without moving the pixels in gimp?

I have a simple selection box around an icon. I want to keep the selection exactly the same size and move it to the right. How can I drag the selection box without moving the pixels with it? It's ...
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Save selected portion of image in GIMP as PNG

I have an image that was masked in photoshop that I have now imported into GIMP. I would like to export only the head as a PNG with background transparency. I can successfully export the image as a ...
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Newbie Help. How to create transparent layer from checked image?

I just bought this image from Shutterstock which comes as either a jpg or an eps. I use Gimp and am familiar with transparent layers ( which is what I want) but this comes as a flat image. I thought ...
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How to remove an object from a photo in GIMP?

I'm new with GIMP (2.10.8). I have this photo: In this image you can see my finger and I tried to remove it with Layer > Transparency > Add Alpha Channel, I get this result... I then tried to ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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Unable to open a colored image layer

When I go File->Open as Layers... and open a PNG, the layer is shown in black and white, although the image is colored and the preview also shows a colored image. I want a colored layer.
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Adding color to the distorted portion of text

I am trying to add color to the distorted part of an image or text but can't seem to then clear the full back ground from the image as the initial image is no longer whole because of the distortion ...
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GIMP/PS - How to save selection as pixel (remap) table?

Using GIMP or Photoshop, either one of them. When selecting a part of the image using selection tool, how can i export this selection as a pixel map?
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How to copy a layer group to another image in GIMP?

In GIMP I have 2 images with exact same size and properties but different layers. Now I have a relatively large layer group, which I would like to copy to the other image. As usual I copy and paste it....
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

I'm trying to fit a screenshot of an app onto this stock photo using Gimp 2.10.10. I know how to change the perspective and fit the screenshot onto the phone but I'm not sure how to select the finger ...
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How to change color of multiple text objects at once

I'm using GIMP and I have a lot of text object in a project that must have the same color. Every time I want to change this color I have to select the texts one by one and change it. Is there a way to ...
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How to make things opaque using GIMP?

I followed this walkthrough on how to select colors with anti-aliasing, and when I finished, everything that hadn't been deleted was not opaque. Yet the layer was at 100% Opacity. How do I fix this?? ...
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plug-in waves have different signature in pdb

everyone. Basically i want to automatically add waves effect with different phase shift, but in python-fu browser i found that plug-in-waves have different signature - there is no phase shift, period ...
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How to add blur / round corners to only white rectangle layers

I want to add a blur or rounded rectangle to only the white rectangle layers, which are behind the text. Trying rounded rectangle with the layer selected, only modifies the main layer. I have tried ...
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How to change the hue/saturation/brightness for only a part of the image in Gimp?

I already know how to change the aforementioned settings for the entire image. But what if I only want to change it for half of her face? Or for some arbitrary non-rectangular region? How would I go ...
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How to move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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How to create uniform dashes in GIMP

I want to make a bunch of dashes that are 10 pixels long horizontally, 5 pixels long vertically, and separated by 20 pixels. Is there any way to do this easily in GIMP? I was looking at slice, but ...
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How can I use Iphone 11 mockup in GIMP?

I have an image that I want to fit into the screen of the iPhone 11. The image doesn't fit exactly into the screen with the blunt edges and front camera.
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GIMP: Non-linear image scaling

In GIMP, I want to be able to scale an image non-linearly on the horizontal axis. The perspective and mapping tools don't work for this because they change the image vertically for the perspective. ...
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Preview all visible layers in GIMP

I am attempting to wrap an image around a tilted cylinder using the Curve Bend tool, however, due to perspective this is proving difficult. The main issue is that I cannot see the cylinder in the ...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 (...
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GIMP: Why does “Channel to Selection” give such bright values?

As shown below, an extracted channel (here blue) gives a brighter result when using the "Channel to Selection" from the context menu in the Channels panel and creating a mask from that ...
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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Why “Fill whole selection” under “Bucket-fill” tool leaves some area partially filled?

I want to mask different type of RBC with different color. After selecting same type of RBCs using Fuzzy Selection Tool (and Remove Holes option) , I used Bucket tools to FIll whole selection. But I'm ...
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Automatically apply external script whenever image changes

While editing an image (i.e. while there's a new version of it every few seconds), I would like to continuously see what the newest version would look like after running an external script on it (for ...
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In GIMP, how to colorize using a reference color?

I have an image I wish to colorize using a picked color. What is the handiest/easiest way to do this in GIMP? I've tried my best by checking the palette for my picked color's HSV, then using it as ...
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GIMP cant move layer

This is a common issue but none of the previous posts had the same thing, and none of the fixes worked. As the title said, I cant move the layers up and down the layer stack, and when I add a new ...
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How to uncheck Antialiasing in Rectangle Selection in GIMP?

I am unable to uncheck Rectangle Select's Antialiasing in GIMP, every other options works just fine, as well I can uncheck Antialiasing with every other tool. What am I missing?
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What's the most efficient way to “blank” old comic word balloons while retaining paper texture?

I'm taking very old (1940s and '50s) comics and trying to remove the text from some of their word balloons. I don't want to just erase their contents to pure white space, though, as the paper colour ...
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How Do I Make an Image Look Lower Quality?

I notice that when I first load up an image in Photos or some other image viewing application, it seems blurrier for a short amount of time before sharpening. How do I deliberately replicate this ...

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