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How can I get GIMP to remember my brush on a per tool basis?

I'm using a Wacom tablet. I want to use a thin brush for painting, and when I flip over to erase, I want a fat brush. However brush are not switched when I switch tools. How do I do this?
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using gimp 2.10 on a mac--selection challenges

looking for a way to perform an operation that works so beautifully in photoshop; on an 8x10 canvas (with content), deselect everything expand to 9x10 canvas so that content is at bottom (already did ...
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Straight, dashed horizontal and vertical lines in GIMP

I need to create a horizontal and vertical dashed line. I used the paths tool and then I edit the line to do it dashed. The problem is that I set the two ends of the line manually and I cannot be sure ...
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How do I deselect a tool in GIMP?

I've finished rotating, and now wish to move the handheld eyedropper under the eye. So I'm trying to deselect the Rotate Tool. If I click on the image, the Rotate box reappears, undesiredly. If I ...
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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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Gimp 2.10.14 : drawing tools suddenly stopped to work

My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open ...
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How to use mockups in Gimp

I am all new to Gimp, so this may be a very basic question. I want to use a mockup that I found online to put my images in a picture frame. Now, I can only do this by adding the image as a layer and ...
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How to make Gimp brush size pressure sensitive?

I've just downloaded Gimp and am trying to figure out how to change the brush dynamics so that the brush thickness changes relative to the pressure I apply to the stylus. There seems to be a way to ...
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Using Gimp to Chroma Key a low-resolution/pixel graphics image

I took a screenshot of a character from a game I'm playing, with a mod that adds blocks for chroma keying. What I'm stuck on is that even though the image has no shadows (fullbright enabled for the ...
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In GIMP, how to stroke a selection or a path with gradient?

I need the edge of mask to be fuzzy. The ways i found to do this is either by feather a selection or by stroking a selection with a fuzzy brush. But i need to define the edge transition more ...
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Smooth pixelated effect of art

I've created some art in GIMP for a t-shirt printing. The printers want 300dpi (don't know how to convert to that from pixels!). My print is currently 1186 × 849 pixels / 16.488 × 11.803 inches. I ...
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GIMP not exporting personal channel

I have created an image with a parchment-like effect. I achieved that creating a personal channel and applying to it the filter Render > Noise > Solid noise. I then painted on different layers ...
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How to invert custom brush in GIMP

Is it possible to invert a custom brush? I am not talking about angle/rotation/horizontally but what part of the brush is drawn on the canvas. I want to invert it in a way so the area which normally ...
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Change layer size to fit non-white region

After selecting the region I want to keep, I invert the selection and press delete to remove all the areas I don't want. Now I'm left with the stuff I want to keep, and a bunch of white where the ...
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How to separate Toolbox and Tool Options from the other Docks?

So, I had accidentally closed the Toolbox Dock and went into Single Window mode. I then went to Window > Recently Closed Docks and reopened the Toolbox Dock. This resulted in the Toolbox Dock to ...
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GIMP - Search/filter single brush inside brush panel?

I am working with gimp-2.8, when we try to change Brush, we need to scroll all brushes or we can filter by group. Problem is that when we filter by group we can select only one group, and it takes too ...
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GIMP feature like Z Index from CSS?

I've used CSS a lot and am trying to create an image that is essentially a composition of multiple images. I know about layers and a little bit about masks but I can't get them to work they way they ...
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Gimp: Adding watercolor transparency to an image

Example of what I would like to achieve: https://github.com/Krozark/RPG-LaTeX-Template/blob/master/img/art-top.pdf I would like to take a picture and add watercolor splashes of transparency, so the ...
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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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Resize part of image in GIMP

I have a photo that is 15360x5079 pixels. I want to load it into Marzipano, to make a panorama, but it requires that the file be in 1:2 aspect ratio. So the final height needs to be 7680 pixels. The ...
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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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Gimp - Brush Editor grayed out and not working

No matter what I do my Brush Editor options remain grayed out. I'm trying to edit a custom brush as I know the default ones are read-only. I have no idea what's causing this, the way that I make new ...
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Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?

I sometimes find myself using Gimp the way I would use paper. For example, I want to use blue ink size 1.4, anthracite 2-px pencil and size 20 eraser, to recreate the look of a school notebook. I don'...
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Gimp Drop Shadow unbound variable: WHITE-MASK

Running Drop Shadow with: Error: eval: unbound variable: WHITE-MASK Any ideas?
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GIMP fill gif canvas background with image background

Normally people would want to make the gif background transparent. But how to fill all the cavas background with the "grey-like color" background of the image and apply to all 90+ layers? I have ...
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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How to semi/automatically clean pixels noise from a photo taken from an image on a screen?

I have this photo: I want to remove all the "noise" that's introduced when taking a picture of a screen. For instance below is a zoom-in of part of the bigger image, from which I manually "cleaned" ...
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how to make batch fit images into ratio with blurred background using GIMP?

is there anyway to resize a 4:3 or 1:1 images with this effect using GIMP?
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Is it possible to cut out a full width horizontal section of on image so that the rest of the image moves up?

I have many web pages that are saved as image files. I need to remove certain horizontal sections entirely and move the rest of the content up. I have been doing this by selecting, dragging, ...
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Transparency in Gimp issue

So when I use Gimp, I do the same thing when I turn images transparent: Select it by color, then hit clear. But now instead of turning it transparent, it turns into my secondary color. Can anybody ...
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Ways to remove/select scanning artifacts from document [duplicate]

I often receive scanned documents that has dots and grains in them. I often use the paintbrush in gimp to manually remove them, but it occurs to me that all the dots share so many similarities that a ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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Gimp - How To Apply Threshold Alpha To Many Images At Same Time

I've been upscaling images using ESRGAN and IEU Winform, and I am very satisfied with the results. My only problem is that some of the sprites I'm upscaling are partially transparent where they ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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Edit a PDF while preserving quality

I have a PDF file I need to cut some parts out of for a presentation. I tried doing this with GIMP and saving the result as a PDF. However when I zoom in on the result, the quality is bad, even ...
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How can I quickly delete multiple layers in GIMP?

I have an animated .gif open in GIMP with 48 different layers. In Photoshop I can quickly select and delete layers multiple layers at once, but it seems that this isn't possible in GIMP. My current ...
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How make all layer masks of different layers on GIMP affect just one layer?

I'm colorizing black and white pics. At first I started just creating one layer over the black and white pic, setting the layer mode to "overlay" and painting with a normal brush. Then I realized this ...
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Highlighed areas on scanned images

1. Summary I have some third-party poor-scanned grayscale images with highlight areas. Is it any chance to turn these images into normal? 2. Data Example image with highlighted area — ...
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how to de-activate gradient tool in gimp to draw solid lines

I want to draw straight solid lines in Gimp but whenever I hold shift and create a straight line, the end is faded. I want to deactive this gradient effect but don't know how. Even if I set the front ...
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Changing layer order in GIMP

Don't know what's going on. I wanna change the order of layers in GIMP. But drag & drop doesn't work. https://imgur.com/a/h51vsxo It worked a couple of hours ago, but now it doesn't Can anybody ...
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Merge two images and add a separator between them

I have two images of same width, how can I produce a third one, such that the first one is on top, and the second one is at the bottom , with an arrow between them ? Here's the result I want: I come ...
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Gimp Question: How to remove multicolored transparency?

I am getting a little frustrated with the newest version of Gimp because it is doing something that the older version has never done in regards to a transparent background. In the old Gimp, when I ...
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GIMP Bump Map with Cell Noise question

Hello (new to gimp and graphic design in general) I am trying to use the bump map feature to create an effect, almost like paper, onto a solid color. I am using the Cell Noise filter to generate an ...
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How can I change the color of a text that is part of an image in GIMP?

Please excuse the simplicity of my question as I'm new to image editing: I have an image with some text and I would like to change the color of that text. I don't have the original file; I only have ...
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Can gimp rescale the workplace automatically?

I haven't found any solutions for this yet. My problem is this: When I open an image with Gimp, the editor sets a fixed size for the image. For example, I open a 1920x1080 image with Gimp. Then the ...
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Need to improve the quality of images with GIMP

I have a number of jpg images whose quality I would like to improve. It is planned to both print them and use them in digital format. I guess to use the GIMP or another programm that I can install in ...
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PNG export from Gimp not keeping tranparency [duplicate]

Here are the steps I done: Opened PNG (not transparent) Selected white areas that I want to make transparent. Layers > Transparency > Add Alpha Channel Deleted selected areas (I see transparency in ...
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How to create a mockup that looks like a physical document or product [closed]

I would like to showcase samples of Microsoft Word documents. The example below shows what a document might would look like if it was printed. This would be the work done (in this case cv's) with ...
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How do I do hanging punctuation with the GIMP Text Tool?

I'm running GIMP 2.8.22 and would like to have hanging punctuation on my right justified text. I hacked it now by Duplicate Layer, adding an empty layer beneath each copy and Merge Down, so it would ...
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Change multiple png sprite file color to another color

I have a sprite of 100 png files. This sprite file contains two colors only. Grey and blue. Which software or application would someone recommend where i can rapidly change the two colors of these png ...

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