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Cutting pieces out of an image using a pattern contained in another image using GIMP

Imagine a simple photo. Say, a black and white portrait of someone. I want to create a special effect with this photo. The middle of the photo will remain unchanged, but as we move further from the ...
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Can GIMP be used to extract scribbled-out text?

A student of mine has submitted their exam paper with a large portion of text scribbled out beneath one of their answers. This is what it looks like: For context, their actual answer is written eight ...
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Colorize Not Working

I just started playing with GIMP and so far so good!! However when I use the colorize feature the image will not change color at all. Here is a picture of my dilemma.
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moving layers to different channel

Painting a sim racing car. I have 3 groups, custom spec map, turn off before exiting to tga, and a paintable area group which each have there own channels, metallic channel, green channel, etc. ...
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Any way to get back Gimp 2.8's separate “sharpen” and “unsharp mask” filters in Gimp 2.10?

Gimp 2.10 has unified the sharpen and unsharp mask filters that were two separate filters in earlier versions (both located in the Filters > Enhance submenu). I can imagine that from an "...
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How to draw an ellipse in Gimp with absolutely no boundary?

I'm trying to test this little graphics program I wrote, and I want to be able to draw configurations of solid colored shapes in Gimp, and then import them into my program for testing. It's important ...
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In GIMP, what is the equivilent to adding a 'spot channel' in PS ? Need a white layer below image and edges transparent for printing

I am looking to print an image with a white layer behind the color image. The image is of a face with the background in transparent. When it get's printed, it goes on a dark wall and therefore I ...
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How do I use GIMP to change the black circle to red in this indexed-color png?

I have this .png These are the image properties from GIMP: I want to change the black background of the circle to red using GIMP. I have tried methods 2 and 3 mentioned in this guide. When I try ...
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Gimp: Permanently disable layer boundary lines

Trying to get used to Gimp coming from Photoshop. Making progress, but one thing I can't deal with is having that yellow dotted line around selected layers. I know that I can turn them off in the ...
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How to convert an image to a specific pallette in Inkscape or Gimp

I have the following problem: I have a color palette as *.gpl from InkStitch "Ink/Stitch: Sulky Rayon" which represents the embroidery threads of a specific manufacturer. It has 280 ...
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How to change the colour of a shaped clipping mask in GIMP

I made a file in Adobe Photoshop. Using a black coloured brush, I made a simple watercolour 'stamp', then clipped a solid colour layer mask to it, so that I can change the colour of the watercolour ...
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GIMP Plugin change the type based on category selection

**Cat = ["Ford","Toyota","Vauxhall"] with open('D:\\tmp\\menu\\Baseline\\catyp\\' + cat.selected , 'r') as fdict2use: data1 = fdict2use.read().replace('\n', ',') ...
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I'd like to replace the blue in the linked image with red. What is the easiest and best-looking way to do this? I had the idea of selecting the gold trim and colorizing the inverse, but that would ...
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gimp exported animation not working

There are 12 layers all GIF, same dimensions, with declared delay times. It runs as an animation inside GIMP using the filter animation tool. On exporting as an animated GIF, all I get is a GIF file ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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Enhance line quality

I have the image in pic (black and white image) and I would like to increase the quality of the lines, which appear blurred. I tried to use the erode filter in gimp. The quality has improved a bit but ...
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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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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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