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The gimp pen doesn't “over-paint”, but “under-paints”

What I mean by over-/under-paint is that, when painting over another pixel, instead of laying the selected color over the pixel's color (taking the opacity into consideration), it paints under the ...
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How to drag layers from one document to another with Gimp 2.10.12

GIMP 2.10.12; With older versions of Gimp one was be able to drag a layer from one open document to another open document. You would select the layer in layers tab, and just drag it to any ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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Gimp: How to recover selection, if wrong mode has been chosen on commit?

Is it possible to recover a selection path if the wrong mode (e.g. subtract) has been chosen when committing? It has now happened several times to me that I have spent quite some time tracing details ...
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GIMP - why is my previous layer image turn blurry when pasting new image?

I'm working on a picture with several different image layers. Everytime I paste a new image, the previous image goes fuzzy. Why?
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GIMP/PS - How to save selection as pixel (remap) table?

Using GIMP or Photoshop, either one of them. When selecting a part of the image using selection tool, how can i export this selection as a pixel map?
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How to use mockups in Gimp

I am all new to Gimp, so this may be a very basic question. I want to use a mockup that I found online to put my images in a picture frame. Now, I can only do this by adding the image as a layer and ...
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GIMP cant move layer

This is a common issue but none of the previous posts had the same thing, and none of the fixes worked. As the title said, I cant move the layers up and down the layer stack, and when I add a new ...
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how to make batch fit images into ratio with blurred background using GIMP?

is there anyway to resize a 4:3 or 1:1 images with this effect using GIMP?
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GIMP Bump Map with Cell Noise question

Hello (new to gimp and graphic design in general) I am trying to use the bump map feature to create an effect, almost like paper, onto a solid color. I am using the Cell Noise filter to generate an ...
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using gimp 2.10 on a mac--selection challenges

looking for a way to perform an operation that works so beautifully in photoshop; on an 8x10 canvas (with content), deselect everything expand to 9x10 canvas so that content is at bottom (already did ...
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Save selected portion of image in GIMP as PNG

I have an image that was masked in photoshop that I have now imported into GIMP. I would like to export only the head as a PNG with background transparency. I can successfully export the image as a ...
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How do I do hanging punctuation with the GIMP Text Tool?

I'm running GIMP 2.8.22 and would like to have hanging punctuation on my right justified text. I hacked it now by Duplicate Layer, adding an empty layer beneath each copy and Merge Down, so it would ...
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How to separate Toolbox and Tool Options from the other Docks?

So, I had accidentally closed the Toolbox Dock and went into Single Window mode. I then went to Window > Recently Closed Docks and reopened the Toolbox Dock. This resulted in the Toolbox Dock to ...
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Gimp: Adding watercolor transparency to an image

Example of what I would like to achieve: https://github.com/Krozark/RPG-LaTeX-Template/blob/master/img/art-top.pdf I would like to take a picture and add watercolor splashes of transparency, so the ...
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How to make Darktable work in GIMP?

When I open a RAW NEF (Nikon) image in GIMP, the dialog says: GIMP Message Opening '/path/to/file/_DSC0001.NEF' failed: There is no RAW loader installed to open 'Raw Nikon' files. GIMP currently ...
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Matting Levin foreground select not working in gimp 2.10

I'm trying to select a foreground object from a photo to remove the background using gimp 2.10.14. I am following these steps: rough outline of object using lasso tool press enter to enter ...
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Centered grid with GIMP

Working with GIMP I need to use the grid. It is aligned on the top-left corner of the image, but I need it to be centered, splitting the incomplete squares on both the sides. I tried with Image > ...
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How to tile an image with exact dimensions (any program)

I am trying to print tickets for my school and they need to be exactly 14.5 cm by 10.6 cm. How can I achieve this by tiling the image I have of the ticket so that they print out exactly at this size ...
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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Gimp - How To Apply Threshold Alpha To Many Images At Same Time

I've been upscaling images using ESRGAN and IEU Winform, and I am very satisfied with the results. My only problem is that some of the sprites I'm upscaling are partially transparent where they ...
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Controlling transparency in GIMP?

I have a question. Can you make it half transparent? Or any other percentage? I’m making a Minecraft Resource Pack and I am trying to make the stained glass. Thanks!
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Improving a photo's quality using gimp

I have this image which is already of poor quality for an image on AO paper. I was trying to sharpen the image but it doesnt help. I have no expertise in image editing so it was quite frustrating for ...
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Photoshop Layer Effects similar functionality with GIMP?

In photoshop there is a button on bottom of the layers panel,looking similar to this "(ƒx)" . How can I achieve similar effect on layers within GIMP?
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In GIMP, how to stroke a selection or a path with gradient?

I need the edge of mask to be fuzzy. The ways i found to do this is either by feather a selection or by stroking a selection with a fuzzy brush. But i need to define the edge transition more ...
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Achieving CSS border-image in GIMP

I am looking to emulate the CSS border-image property in GIMP. Essentially, given a source image, it can be sliced in 9 pieces, where the corners are maintained and the inner pieces are stretched to ...
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GIMP - Search/filter single brush inside brush panel?

I am working with gimp-2.8, when we try to change Brush, we need to scroll all brushes or we can filter by group. Problem is that when we filter by group we can select only one group, and it takes too ...
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How to edit metadata of an image in GIMP?

I am trying to edit Title, Description & meta tags of an image(.jpg) file. To do that, I am using GIMP 2.10.8. After opening the image file I am going to Image > Metadata > Edit Metadata. Then ...
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Gimp: distribute evenly by standard functionality?

I have experience working with Visio, where distribute is not same as align, distribute horizontally will make results like that: IsIsI (I - image, s - space). However, as I've read docs on Gimp about ...
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How to create a product mock-up template in GIMP (or another app)?

I'm trying to create product mockups for snowmobile vinyl wraps, and need a template to start from. Unfortunately nowhere I've looked has had templates ready. YelloImages said they could make some, ...
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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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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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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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In gimp, why does dotted line box show up on my print where I selected and deleted content?

It happens only sometimes. It happened today when I opened a pdf as a layer, drew selection box around some content, deleted content, exported to pdf. Printed pdf and all the selection boxes are ...
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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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Gimp does not allow me to select any format other than A0 for new image

I am want to create a new image in Gimp in A4 size. When I click on template, I can’t choose A4 or any other format except A0. Before, it allowed me to choose any format. How can I fix this?
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How do I configure GIMP to use a tablet to select options, not just draw on the canvas

I have the wacom Intuos 5 touch (M) tablet installed on Windows 10, and GIMP verson 2.10.8. When I follow these instructions to enable the pen in GIMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J198Mx75pJE), I ...
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Using Gimp 2 to color to alpha still leaves a slight background color in image

How do you remove the background completely using the color to alpha method ? it looks like it detects the edges well and puts the transparency background boxes in the background, but upon further ...
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How to add blur / round corners to only white rectangle layers

I want to add a blur or rounded rectangle to only the white rectangle layers, which are behind the text. Trying rounded rectangle with the layer selected, only modifies the main layer. I have tried ...
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Gimp: cannot set gfig fill color?

Spent half an hour or so trying to draw a simple red rectangle as gfig. Whatever fill color I select, the rectangle remains black. Am I overlooking something?
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Creating Smooth and Clean Graphics

I'm interested in creating graphics on a computer rather than drawing them out. I draw out things by hand, copy them onto the computer, and then trace over them with tools in a program called Gimp. ...
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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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How to move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Gimp, script that iterates through several images and exports each one with different options

I'm quite new to gimp. Assuming I have N images I was wondering if it is possible do the following: For i = 1...N For each export options j = 1 .. N Export(img[i],option[j]); Basically what ...
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GIMP fill gif canvas background with image background

Normally people would want to make the gif background transparent. But how to fill all the cavas background with the "grey-like color" background of the image and apply to all 90+ layers? I have ...
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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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Clarifying text in low resolution image

I am desperately keen to be able to read the text in the attached image, in particular the description below the picture of each watch. I have tried but failed using GIMP. Does anyone have any ...
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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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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 ...