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How to edit existing rectangle selection in GIMP?

I have a rectangle selection. As long as I stay on the rectangle selection tool I can click in the rectangle to change the size. If I switch to another tool (e.g. move tool) and then come back to ...
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Gimp: removing background from product images

I often have the task of making the background of product images pure white. While preserving the best possible image quality, what is the quickest way to adjust colors such that the background ...
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How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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Mapping all colors (except background) to a single color in GIMP

I have a spotty image. The image has maroon and black spots (with gradient) on a white background. I would like to convert every color (except white) to green color using GIMP.
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Overlay a graphic on a photo or image

How would I overlay a graphic (a logo in this case) on a t-shirt and make it look like it's really there, not just superimposed (wrinkles, lines, etc?) I don't have photoshop or any adobe software, ...
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Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?

I needed to move something so I copied it and pasted it to its new location and now where I have pasted it there is a selection pane that will not go away. I've tried to move the pane and tried the "...
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How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? [closed]

I want to make images with the cool retro chrome text, like the image below. How do I go about doing this in GIMP 2.8?
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Creating a shiny black plastic effect

I would like to create a rectangle that looks like it's made from a flat piece of shiny, polished black plastic. The kind of glossy surface that attracts fingerprints on modern electronics products - ...
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10 pixel square brush in Gimp… how?

I need a brush that is exactly 10x10 pixels. Here is what I have tried so far: creating a brush with a radius of 5. This, of course, results in a brush that is more than 10 pixels wide creating a ...
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How can I create a multi-color blurred background?

I have seen an image with this background. As a newbie I am unable to get this multi colored mixed background. I am able to get just two colors and that too linearly with the Blend Tool. But that ...
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How do I extend an image by adding blur to sides?

I need to make an image 1080 x 1920. But when I do, the image looks very distorted. Is there a way I can extend an image by adding this blur to the sides of it? Also, does anyone know what this is ...
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How to make a glowing neon perspective grid in Gimp?

I’ve been experimenting in GIMP; I didn’t get on so well with Inkscape. I want to get into retro designs in an 80's style. I found this old (closed) question with an 80's text made in GIMP but the ...
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Batch Processing

I need to batch process 100's of images in one go, these are largely product photographs for my e-commerce store & the task are repetitive such as white background , image resizing,and compressing ...
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What is the correct name of this filter?

Normally, this is what would you would see if you magnified older newspaper images printed in color. (check the background of the attached image) What is this filter called? How can I recreate this ...
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Automating the Creation of Geometric Shapes?

How can I draw geometric shapes, or other regular shapes, such as a gear, using macros or scripts? I'd like to experiment with creating games by combining elements, similar to geoDefense: http://www....
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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How to render text as brush stroke?

Is this possible to render a text as a certain brush stroke, so that the text seem to look like painted with a brush? Not looking for any generic paintbrush-effect or fonts. It has to be a brush from ...
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GIMP: find midpoint / arbitrary division between two points

How do I find the middle, or n/th division or percentage of distance between two arbitrary points in GIMP? Like, I have an object / a line of arbitrary length / two guides, placed in arbitrary place ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become JavaScript2 http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/working/146856450596963-bt-5. shall become: YAML2 http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/...
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How do I fix this photo (poor quality, saturation, color) in GIMP?

I have a photo with poor quality and lighting that needs to go in a print newsletter. There is some lighting issues, and a blue-ish color in part of the image. I'd like to fix the image using GIMP. ...
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Moving Multiple Layers in GIMP

I'm not talking about applying a transformation or anything; I want to select multiple layers and physically change their order in the layer list (or whatever it's called). There doesn't seem to be a ...
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the "hue/...
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Why is GIMP's rendering fonts differently than other applications?

I noticed that if I compare the same font-family and font-size from other applications to GIMP, the output is different. In the image below, on the left is 8pt Microsoft Sans Serif rendered in Word ...
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How to sharpen text in GIMP?

I have two layers. Layer one has the background image (some landscape) and layer two is colored. Layer two is above and I insert a text on top of layer two and merge it with layer two and then set ...
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GIMP: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as PDF

I cut a region out of this Wikimedia Commons picture: I simply used the free select tool to cut out the part (ctrl+x) and inserted it into another image without background. However, when I export ...
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How can I prevent Gimp from automatically changing colors of a .png?

So I am editing a .png file from a website that I am working on. I downloaded the image (.png) and it has a yellow/green color in one of the objects. This color is important because it matches with ...
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Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters

I'm working with a .png (a logo with text) found here. When I import to gimp and try to scale it down, to fit my canvas, the text above "DON DAVIS LECTURESHIP... etc" becomes illegible from ...
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Edit multiple layers in Gimp

Is it possible to apply things like brightness/contrast or hue saturation or even filters to more than one layer at a time in Gimp?
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How to add a shadow border to an image in GIMP

I prepared a square and a triangle in Gimp but I am unable to get a shadow around it. I want it exactly like the image below. I tried with filter --> lights and shadow --> Drop shadow but it ...
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editing several hundred images - GIMP

I'm working on a project that requires me to change several hundred images(somewhere around 550). They're all the same size and type. Each image needs several color corrections. Initially I use color ...
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Plugin or brush for transforming a photo to a fractal in gimp?

Folks, I've been looking all over for a plugin or brush that will help me take a photo and reduce it to that 'electric look' (or fractal?) that i'm seeing in various places. I'd vastly prefer one for ...
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GIMP - How to make a GIF with transparent background

As the title suggests, I'm trying to make a GIF in GIMP to use as a logo in After Effects, however, it's not going well. What I expected was just the gif with the transparent background I made using ...
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In Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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How to simulate weather conditions over a group of images

I'm working on a machine vision project and work with a sequence of recorded stock images to test my algorithms with. They are city images that were recorded in relatively good weather conditions. Now ...
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How can I change the color of images in GIMP?

I'm creating a login form like the following. Now I have the color versions of the images but I don't know how to make them black and white. Can you help me?
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Scaled layer in background for 8 bit art

I want to create some 8-Bit artwork using gimp. Is it possible to open a larger, higher resolution image and have it transparently in the background while drawing the 8 bit representation of say, ...
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How to create 9-patch images in gimp?

I would like to create nine-patch images for mobile and web. How can I do this in Gimp? Is there any plugin for creating nine-patch images in Gimp ?
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Text on a curved path in GIMP

I am trying to make some text follow a curved path in GIMP. I want it to look similar to the text on the "Galaxy Quest" posters. I have altered the text, so I can no longer use the 'text to path' ...
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How to trace pattern along a path in GIMP?

I need to know how to trace patterns along paths, like in this image: I've tried to stroke the selection with pattern, but that obviously doesn't care about any angles and only works like a mask.
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How to make the brush with the side of an even size (GIMP)?

I created a brush in the GIMP that is in the shape of a square. I created the same so I could draw mazes for a game I'm doing. It turns out that the width of my maze is 10 pixels and I can not make ...
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Gimp : difference between crop and canvas size

I would like to know the difference between the crop tool and changing canvas size. If I reduce the size of the canvas, a yellow dashed line stays around the previous size. On the other hand, when I ...
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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Creating a tile for a word game

Please advise me how to use Gimp to create a tile for a word game like below: I can see 2 rectangles with rounded corners - the outer one and then the one on the top. Is the smaller rectangle filled ...
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Blurry distortion after uploading images to Facebook

Can anyone tell me what is causing the discoloration around the black areas in the red field in this image and how to correct it? It's not showing up in the source file JPG or PNG in the program but ...
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Convert a PSD Photoshop file for Gimp

I'm looking for a script or any another solution to convert a PSD file for Gimp because our developpers use to work with Linux. We've seen that some layers don't work, it is necessary to merge the ...
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How to upscale a non-vector PNG pixel image without lossiness or blur?

I see it said pretty much everywhere that you can't upscale a non vector image without some lossiness and blur, but how does the zoom tool work differently? Example: I'm trying to make this: about ...
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Recombine Scanned Images Without Seam

I am attempting to recombine the two halves of a large photograph from a flatbed scanner without leaving an obvious seam. Each image is 7206 x 9450 (and is a separate layer below). There is about a ...
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how can i make alphabet like this from any image in GIMP?

as i cannot enter the base image as i don't have enough reputation to enter 2 images simultaneously. but the base image is from pioneer mixer image.
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How to apply a filter to a layer and its mask at the same time (in a single pass)?

I have a layer with a mask and I'd like to modify the contents of both using a filter (e.g. Filters -> Distorts -> IWarp). The problem is that I can only edit one of them at a time and reapplying that ...
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What is the name for a grey shaded effect on a photo and how do I achieve it in GIMP?

I'm completely new to graphic work! I am looking to achieve the same grey shade effect on these images using GIMP.