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How to do the 3Head (meme) effect on images? im doing it on GIMP

hey i want to edit a picture and make it look like the 3Head Meme, but i dont know how to.
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Gimp cannot select/move an image but only able to move as layer or grouped images

I'm struggling with that I cannot move one image anymore but only am able to move grouped images or as a layer. Here is the screen recording video. (sorry for the link but couldn't render video file ...
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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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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 do I make Microsoft Fluent Design icons?

I'm currently making a concept and rough design for my app and wanted to have it follow the fluent design (Icon included) and I have no freaking idea on how to make one. Can anyone help me? I just ...
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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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GIMP How to edit deselected Path

I've already finished my path but in the end I saw one flaw that need to be edited. How to display the tiny white button / points that allows me to edit the path? *Refer red circled flaw below, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Using Gimp 2 to color to alpha still leaves a slight background color in image

How do you remove the background completely using the color to alpha method ? it looks like it detects the edges well and puts the transparency background boxes in the background, but upon further ...
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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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Export GIMP Settings

I've used GIMP for a while and have custom settings, brushes, plugins, etc. installed on my Windows 7 computer. I have a Windows XP machine that I want GIMP on too, and I want all the customizations ...
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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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Gimp does not allow me to select any format other than A0 for new image

I am want to create a new image in Gimp in A4 size. When I click on template, I can’t choose A4 or any other format except A0. Before, it allowed me to choose any format. How can I fix this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saving .tiff files in Photoshop the tumbnail show a split image

I work in PS the stacked astrophotography images that coming in Raw 32 bit .tiff and then saved in 16bit when working in PS after the first streching on the stacked image. When I finish working on ...
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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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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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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: Lock layers to be identical

I have a file I'm setting up to essentially split a background image into three parts which I can apply transformations to independently; I'm doing this by setting up three layer groups, each of which ...
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How to draw arrows in GIMP 2.10?

I'd like a plugin that allows me to click 2 points to draw an arrow in between. All the options mentioned in different posts work for GIMP 2.8 but are broken in 2.10 (such as the arrow.scm file ...
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What algorithm do the NoHalo and LoHalo resize methods use in GIMP?

The GIMP resize tool used to have only None, Linear, Cubic/Bicubic, and Lanczos, which are reasonably well documented algorithms that one can do research on, if one is so inclined. I can't find any ...
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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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How to edit metadata of an image in GIMP?

I am trying to edit Title, Description & meta tags of an image(.jpg) file. To do that, I am using GIMP 2.10.8. After opening the image file I am going to Image > Metadata > Edit Metadata. Then ...
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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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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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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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