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Why is my 'FG to Transparent' gradient mostly black?

I'm having some trouble with gradients here, can anybody help me? I'm currently trying to follow this tutorial... How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? I'm in the Text Shading section, and ...
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Can't use any colors other than black in GIMP image

I opened a .png file I had in GIMP and started editing it. The image was only black and some transparency. I selected the paint bucket tool, chose white as my color but when I fill in anything it is ...
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Changing layer fill opacity in GIMP

I am following this map-making tutorial (which uses Photoshop) and I would like to "set the fill opacity of the layer to 20% (not the overall layer opacity)". (See point 3 of the tutorial) How can I ...
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Adding transparency to ink drawing

I would like to add transparency to the following image I simply want anything not inked to become transparent. I have gimp and I can also use some online tools, if available. I tried using gimp and ...
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Synchronize tool settings between mouse and tablet

I am trying to use a drawing tablet with Gimp. But it appears each tool has a different setting for mouse and tablet, so say if you adjusted the brush size for the tablet it's not changed for the ...
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How can I import an image as a channel in Gimp?

I'm using Gimp because photoshop is too expensive. I was making a map for the game Zero-K and I need to add an image as a channel to use the texture, but I couldn't find a way to do this. There are no ...
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GIMP - GAP Extract Videorange Only Gets First Frame

What I am trying to do: I am trying to use Gimp (2.8) to convert an mp4 video to a gif. What I've done & The Problem: I downloaded and installed GAP (I pasted the resources I used below). ...
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Editing a non-visible, active layer

I just started using Gimp 2.10, and I love it except for one small thing that is absolutely killing me right now. When I set the active layer as not visible and then try editing it (I do a lot of ...
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How to create an arrow in GIMP, with a different colour outline?

I'd like to draw an arrow in GIMP (which was answered by How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?), but the problem is I'd like a black outline (or stroke) for a red arrow. I somehow managed ...
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GIMP 2.0 custom brushes do not work as intended

I've had this problem now with any of my custom made brushes, that they look completely different when applied from as I originally designed them. As you can see in the screenshot I'll attach, the ...
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Gimp 2.10.12 not loading Python plugins

I recently installed Kubuntu 19.04 and installed the latest Gimp (v2.10.12) with apt. I moved my plugins into the folder ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and made sure the python files are set to be ...
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GIMP: How do I “step to previous frame” in Animation Playback?

GIMP has the tool Animation Playback (found under Filters/Animation) to help with creating animations. When creating an animation, it is very useful to be able to manually "scrub" through the frames. ...
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I want to divide image through guide in GIMP2.10.12 and slice the portion through WEB and save this action for repeated use. Pls give solutions. rgrds

Form Prasenjit Sinha Please give the best possible solutions. Thanks & regards
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Outer border of selection in GIMP

How I make outer border of selection in GIMP ? I tried stroke selection, but the half of the border covers the selection area and half is out of the selected area. I want the border to be ...
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Pixel perfect pen size in GIMP

When I use the pen and I put 1.0 size, it draws a 1x1 pixel square. But after that, it goes like this: At 2.0 size, 3x3 square. At 3.0 size, 3x3 square. At 4.0 size, 3x3 square. At 5.0 size, 5x5 ...
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Grid and bucketfill are just off center/ have offset

When I apply a pattern with the render option or the bucketfill it doesn't completely fill the selection without being off center/ having a offset (I'm not good with GIMP terminology ☹️) I DID NOT ...
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How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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Automating Export of an image where the only thing that changes is the text layer?

Good morning all... I am wondering if there is a way to automate export of an image that will have a variation for each state, where the only thing that changes on the image is the text layer that ...
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Why does GIMP ignore the font field in Tool Options for Text?

All the other fields work as intended, except for the text setting, which seems to do nothing. Why? How to fix this? Using GIMP 2.8.18.
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How to draw perfect rectangle using paths tool in GIMP?

I want to draw rectangle (perpendicular edges) using paths tool. I tried using grid, but it does not give precision. Also tried "snap to grid" option seems to not work with Paths tool. In pencil tool,...
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GIMP: How can I control the “tolerance” of a tool?

On this image: When I choose the "Select by Color Tool," it highlights all the black regions, I only want it to choose the "slightly" black regions (which is the background), in another painting ...
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GIMP: custom filters out of other filter sequences?

For example, I'd like to create an "old TV" filter via an automated process of creating a new overlay layer, erasing every other row (scan line), merging that to the image layer, then adding a lens ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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Gimp - fix distortion of old photos

I got some old photos to my hand. Unfortunately, I didn't have a possibility to make a direct scan of them and I could make a quick photo of them with my mobile phone. Their quality is acceptable, ...
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Gimp - single operation to crop and resize to fit to specific size

This solution is already done in Photoshop: I set result image specific size. Select crop area (in this case crop area rectangle have a proportional resizing ratio to result image size). Make crop ...
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Gimp 2.10.10 plugins for Windows 10

I'm looking for one or more reliable sources where I can find plugins, brushes etc. I'm using Gimp 2.10.10. Often I get rid of the objects, I used "content aware fill" with Photoshop and it was very ...
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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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Disable Tool Dialogs in GIMP

I would like to know if there's a way to disable tool dialogs in GIMP like the one in the picture. I would rather use tools without it since it blocks the project I'm working on and there isn't a lot ...
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How do I do Ctrl-Left-Click operations in GIMP on Mac OS X?

When you ctrl+ left-Click, it's like a right-click in Mac OS X and brings up a menu. I'm trying to clone a selected rectangle as shown here But if I ctrl+alt+ click, I just get a context menu ...
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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Change default modfier keys in GIMP

Is it possible to change the modifier keys for the selection tools in GIMP? https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html Default setting is Shift = Add to the current selection CTRL = Subtract ...
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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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Gimp batch process for 'tiling' images

I have a directory containing several images size 640*480px and I'd like an automated procedure using Gimp to pick these up and 'tile' the images beside each other with no overlap, to make a new large ...
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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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Why is my brush width changing for no apparent reason?

My paintbrush tool on Gimp has recently started to act up to the point where it’s frustrating to use. I have reinstalled the program but it did not resolve the problem. I checked to see if it was a ...
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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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GIMP: How to move a selection in a layer?

I'm having a weird behavior when trying to move a selected rectangle or polygon in a layer. I do the next: 1. Select layer. I want to move the shine that belongs to the brillos y manchas layer: 2. ...
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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 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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easiest way to create a GIMP PATH with handles out

I am a firm believer of GIMP, but sometimes find it hard to do things that seem to be simple. To create a path around a figure, I'd like to sprinkle some points and then move each point to the exact ...
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Is it possible to create a cross-linking network of nodes using the paths tool in gimp?

ShutterStock Royalty-free stock vector ID: 1018653055 By Kundra Using such a network of nodes would be very useful and quick, using which, one could make a stroke out of the path and then making a ...
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How do I view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp?

I would like to view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp, perhaps modifying it. How do I do this?
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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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GIMP 2.10 - Bump Map not working

I'm trying to create a piece of beveled text. Here's what I'm doing: Create the text in a layer. Apply the bump map filter with the text layer selected, using the text layer as the AUX channel. ...
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Where Can I Find Blend Mode Math Accurate to Photoshop?

Most results from Google offer equations/formulas for blend modes that aren't reproducible in Photoshop, especially those that involve division such as Color Burn and Color Dodge. For example, RGB(255,...
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Gimp Non-square resize

I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get gimp to do a scale in the way I want. I think what I'm after is either a non-linear scale, or a trapezoid distort. I'm not sure I'm using ...
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Export PNG image without alpha channel in GIMP

How do I export a PNG image without alpha channel in GIMP? I have checked a lot, but I can’t find this. I found an option to export PNG images without alpha channel in Inkscape, but I am not familiar ...
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GIMP 'select color' tool - color turns out wrong

I have this pixel graphic in which I want to turn blue parts into red. So I use the "select color" tool to select the blue part of the image, drag the brightest red possible onto the selected area and ...
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Crop a big image into several small size pictures using GIMP 2.10.10?

Crop a big image into several small size pictures using GIMP 2.10.10? I tried the steps suggested in this forum to do the above. Iam not able to find this one working for recent GIMP 2.10 tool. I ...