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Whats the best way to make the background of these light balls transparent? [duplicate]

Magic wands doesn't work. Tried using GIMP and zooming in to add to alpha channels but there must be a better way?
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How do I make a tie or slur shape in GIMP?

I'm trying to create a tie or slur shape that connects two music notes in GIMP. I've tried creating a straight line using the Path tool and curving it, but when I choose "Path to selection" I end up ...
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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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How to retain only the black outlines of colored drawings, and then convert to SVG (vector file)

UPDATE: I have added a direct link to the PDF file, as well as a sample image below to give an overview of the goal. Hi, I currently have a color drawing/sketch that I want to convert to a vector ...
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How to apply a Butterworth/Gaussian filter in GIMP after converting to Frequency Domain?

I'm trying to use a Butterworth or Gaussian filter to combine two images in GIMP after using a Fourier plugin to convert the image to the Frequency Domain. Frequency domain filtering: http://fourier....
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How can I precisely replicate this text shadow effect? [closed]

I want to be able to start with the raw white text (font is bank gothic) and replicate the shadow effect pixel for pixel (or as closely as possible). I have tried many different blur effects in GIMP ...
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GIMP Pixel Art Export is Blurry [closed]

I have a simple 32x32 pixel art image that I am working on in gimp. When I export this image as a png file, I view it using an image viewer and it seems blurry. I have searched through the Internet ...
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Export a PSD Photoshop file to a format editable in GIMP

I know a "general export" Photoshop PSD file => GIMP, preserving all features won't be possible (for example I can imagine that Adjustment layers from Photoshop won't be available in Gimp), but is ...
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Error creating 10x10 brush (GIMP)?

I created a brush following the advice of How to make the brush with the side of an even size (GIMP)? and from that tutorial https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Custom_Brushes/. I got what I wanted (in ...
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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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Separating two very close colors in GIMP (2.9)

I'm working on restoring an old drawing that wasn't stored properly. The paper (might be parchment) has yellowed, and the lines have faded. This results in the lines (the good part) being almost the ...
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Remove lines (from a wireframe-rendered object) but keep image smooth

I have the following image that I rendered using Blender: What I want is to remove those black lines (wireframe) but keep the image as smooth as possible. I tried removing them using the Color to ...
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RGB and Palette Colors in GIMP [closed]

I am learning GIMP since I've started to print my t-shirts. My question is how can I keep the colors of an image after Maximize RGB? For example for an image with a rainbow, I am taking out the ...
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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 ...