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How to show an imported layer asset on screen, after zooming into a canvas area with Gimp [closed]

With Gimp 2.8.0 I'm zooming into a specific region of my canvas area that is about 400% in. From this point, when I click create new layer (about 50px by 50px), the new layer is created at the very ...
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Add and edit background in GIMP

This is my first question here and I'm not a graphic designer, just need to change some 'ground truth', as we call it in computer vision to train a conv. neural net. There is an image, size HxWx3 and ...
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Opacity in Gimp changed automatically to 0 [closed]

I have a problem in GIMP with the opacity of a layer. When I change the opacity of a layer(e.g opacity is 40) and go to another layer, the previous one's opacity goes automatically to 0. Does ...
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Is there a good free replacement for the “Foliage” brush in Corel's Bob Ross “Mystic Mountain” toolset?

I recently acquired a copy of Corel Essentials 6 from the Bob Ross Humble Bundle as well as what was billed as the "Corel Painter Essentials Mystic Mountain Essentials Brush Pack". Much to my chagrin, ...
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Font style getting reset to default/random in GIMP

I have various text layers in GIMP, all with different formatting (boldness, size, font). If I write additional text in the middle/end of any of them, it keeps the original formatting that layer has. ...
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How to get layer to only have colors where mask is bright in GIMP?

I would like to create a reflection of a room on a window. My specific goal is to make sure that only the brighter parts are reflected. For this, I created a higher contrast copy of the picture of the ...
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Erode-like filter from Gimp in Photoshop

I'm seeing a guy on YouTube making a heightmap for sand dunes, using Gimp and Photoshop. In Gimp > Filter > Generic he has this tool called "Erode" Which accomplishes the following I played around ...
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How not to get dark line on the edge of colors when doing gaussian blur

When gausian blurring image that is left half red and right half green there appears somewhat of black border instead of liquid transition from red do green. In photoshop I can use LAB Colorspace and ...
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GIMP How to make existing gif background transparent

I have the following gif, how to make the grey background transparent if not white?
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Remove Text From Background [closed]

How can i remove the text from background of this image using gimp? The text is composed by different colors so i cannot use "color exchange" option for every single color of the text. Any idea?
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Brush feathered on one side and sharp on other side

Is it possible to create resizable-rotatable brush in photosphop and/or gimp, that is sharp on one side and feathered on other side (and brush can be rotated to when required)?
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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.
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Create new photos from a photo based on variations of an adjustment

I have a picture here and I want to apply an adjust (brightness for example) and save like 40 pictures, each one with a different level of brightness. Is there a way to do this automatically? I use ...
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how to get used text details on gimp

How can i get used text details like font-family,font-size,font-weight etc from a psd file in gimp
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Improve the readability of a scanned map

I have an old scanned map showing data from a 1980 survey. The map is in a PNG format. The original data has been lost over time and this is the only surviving image from the survey. Few regions on ...
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Restore correct colour balance after “Colour to Alpha…” using GIMP

I am running into this problem where removing a green screen using GIMP messes up the colour balance of the elements in the image. To recreate this simple problem I chose an image with an alpha ...
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How can i change the white background of the eps file to transparent?

I want to change the white background my eps log to the transparent one. I have download GIMP and INKSCAPE but i don't know what tool should I use. The eps file is here and i donwload the png ...
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How can I combine multiple Overlay layers into a single one?

Here I have a simple image of a cat: I add a new layer on top of it and near its mouth area I add a small circle and apply gaussian blur to it, and set the mode of the layer to overlay to create ...
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How can I change all white pixels to black but keep the transparancy intact using Gimp?

I have toolbar icons in a file that are all white with transparent background. Using gimp, how do I change the white to black without affecting the transparency?
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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 to achieve 'Orange and Teal' look in GIMP

I would like to give the 'Orange & Teal' look to some pictures using only GIMP. I must remark, the question is specifically restricted to GIMP. My question is simple but here is some background. '...
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Avoid jagged edges after size change

I have been given a PNG image of a simple logo and with a transparent background. Size needs to be reduced but the smaller image has jagged edges. I have tried to keep the resolution unchanged, and I ...
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Creating a pressure sensitive pencil style in Gimp

I am new to GIMP and illustration in general but am trying to draw my own map and am following this guide. The first part of the guide is to sketch out the layout of the plan on the map and the ...
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How can I extract and magnify video frames?

I am hoping this is the right area to post this. I have 1080p trail camera footage of someone stealing equipment. The truck plates are a little too far away in the video to clearly make out the ...
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Gimp turn all contiguous colored regions into selections

I have this image: I want to selectively fill in some of the contiguous white regions bounded by black lines. My plan for doing this so far was to somehow turn the regions into selections then use ...
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Beginner trying to place a person, minus the background color, on a book cover [duplicate]

I always seem to end up with black or white backgrounds instead of transparent ones. All I need to do is find a subject, make the background transparent, then paste it onto another picture for the ...
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How do I create true two-color images in GIMP?

I want to create a file with 1 bit color-depth, i.e. one bit per pixel. Which file formats are suitable for that, and how do I do this in GIMP? This is for self-created checkerboard for subsequent ...
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How do professional editors cut a portion of image precisely and paste it in another image

So, I'm not a graphics designer but I need some help with my science project on image tampering. so basically I want to know how do expert graphics software users actually crop a part precisely in an ...
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How to unlock the alpha channel lock in gimp?

In the layers dialog, there are two things you can lock and unlock: pixels (looks like a paintbrush icon), and the alpha channel (looks like a checkerboard next to the pixels icon). Supposedly, you ...
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Highlight region with a darkened background [closed]

I am struggling to do this in Gimp 2.8.22-1. https://s.natalian.org/2018-01-05/gimp.mp4 I used to be able to do this like so: http://dabase.com/blog/Highlighting_a_region_in_a_screenshot/ What 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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Is there a way to make the background of an image transparent?

Like explained here: Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp But via CLI! I'm using Gimp on Ubuntu, and I would like to do this on a bunch of images.. Even if it doesn't do a perfect ...
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What Is The Basic Procedure In Gimp? [closed]

Is it sensible to ask for a short statement of the basic operating procedure for GIMP? I am thinking something like this: For existing files: Open the file. Create a copy layer to work with keeping ...
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Gimp mouse wheel zoom resolution

Is there are way to change the amount a single increment on the mouse wheel zooms in the image when using Ctrl+Mouse_wheel_scroll to zoom. I find that Gimp zooms too much per mouse wheel increment ...
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Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?

I have tried increasing the Snap distance, but even then, sometimes I accidentally move a guide when I'm trying to do a lot of repetitive tasks quickly. Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?
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Editing gifs in gimp

How do I open a .gif in gimp, edit the frames, and save it without the final product being a still image? I alredy know how to make a .gif but I want to be able to take a pre-existing .gif and just ...
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Gimp, “Color to Alpha” displays transparency in preview but not commiting change?

I am using GIMP 2.6.11. I have an image I am trying to convert to having a transparent background. I have done this many times. I use the select by color tool, and add layer to alpha channel. When I ...
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Gimp - How do you specify a maximum number of colors when using a custom palette?

In GIMP, when converting the color mode of an image into indexed, you are presented with the following dialog: When you let GIMP create the palette for you, you are able to specify the maximum number ...
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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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I'm looking for hierarchy-dependent logo version management

Ok so I'm a newb at graphic design for sure. I can hardly hack my way through GIMP/Inkscape/PS, but I want to solve this problem: Lets say you are working on a logo, you've got a few different types. ...
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Convert skewed rectangle back to original in GIMP

Consider this image: I know the aspect ratio. I would like to turn this skewed rectangle to rectangle with correct aspect ratio, as big as possible. I can use perspective transformation in GIMP, but ...
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How to create an (over)spray effect (in gimp)?

How to create an overspray effect? I tried fading out the selection and fill it with one color on a background layer and tried different brushes and tools, but without luck. It's mainly to geht the ...
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How can I make a selection in the shape of text with a given font in GIMP 2?

I'm trying to design a logo for my band. My idea is to have a fraction of a scenic image be duplicated in the shape of some text (my album name). I can't figure out how to do this. Like that, but ...
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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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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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How can I resize my image without rasterizing the text layers?

I am trying to make a pixelart comic. The way I'm doing it is by drawing the pixel art on low resolution so I can place individual pixels and when I want to add the text I upscale the image 10 times ...
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gimp : move a curved text layer, not just only borders of selection

I would like to move a curved text with Gimp. Here's below the current text to move (zoomed) : For instant, I can move it but after, the old text remains (filled in white) and I can just have the ...
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Should I upload 1 file or 3?

I just discovered digital prints on etsy about a month ago and I've been scrambling for the last 3 weeks to learn everything i can about PPI/DPI, Resizing images, GIMP, pixel wxh, file formats, ...
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GIMP will only fill with black

I have a black arrow png icon/image (with transparent background) which I'm trying to paint another color (which I sample from another image). However the bucket fill tool will only fill with black, ...
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Add alpha channel selection is not available on gimp , why?

I can not select the option add alpha channel on gimp, why? What can I do to correct that error?