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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 how to do this. There ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is the anti-aliasing so bad in this text with GIMP?

I am trying to use Gimp to create a logo. I have the fonts that I need already. No matter what font I use in GIMP I see really obvious anti-aliasing on the text. I suspect this is caused by GIMP and ...
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Blend mode for adjusting opacity

I have created a new layer X which I wish to apply to the lower layers with a blend mode such that the resulting image takes its alpha channel from layer X but all other channels from the lower layers....
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enforce identical scale between two objects saved in .png files

I have two characters like this: But the white ones and the black ones are stored in different files, and the relative size of them, the scale of the object, although it has the same shape, is ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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scan/fax with text & numbers in black & white - how to improve/cleanup/enhance using Photoshop/GIMP?

I do not have a lot of experience with Photoshop or GIMP. I have a scanned or faxed document of an invoice/receipt that I am trying to submit to get reimbursed. I was mailed a copy with text that is ...
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Gimp always displays the wrong color for transparent layers

I have a problem (which I had previously on completely another Ubuntu and older versions of Gimp [now I have the latest - 2.8.10]). When I open PSDs with transparent layers, they get displayed in a ...
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photoshop or gimp color / light correction guidelines for a newbie

I would like to learn basic color / tone / light corrections for editing my car photos which are either over / low exposed; or blueish (due to heavy cloudy days) For this purpose I can use either ...
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How to fade an image inward from the edges without loss

Using GIMP, I wish to fade an image inward from the edges, blending it with the neutral (white) background. I have tried numerous things including feather edges, blur and Gaussian blur, but none of ...
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GIMP: Lock layers to be identical

I have a file I'm setting up to essentially split a background image into three parts which I can apply transformations to independently; I'm doing this by setting up three layer groups, each of which ...
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Is this normal, or is my XP-Pen tablet broken?

So whenever I do fast strokes to try to do smooth lines my tablet does this wierd jagged lines. I was using Gimp to test out my XP-Pen Deco v2 and it gives me these lines. Are these things normal? I ...
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GIMP - How to change tool ui size

How can I increase the size of the sliders, the are far too small
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Adding color to the distorted portion of text

I am trying to add color to the distorted part of an image or text but can't seem to then clear the full back ground from the image as the initial image is no longer whole because of the distortion ...
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How to edit .eps file in Gimp or Photopea?

I have an .EPS containing text which I downloaded. However, I don't know how to edit the EPS file ? I can load it up into Photopea, however, i can't seem to edit it like a .psd file, im confused. I've ...
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Mac / Gimp / Background to Transparent for Web

I have done this before several ways which is why it is very frustrating now. I read all of Add transparency to an existing PNG but didn't try the "Curves on the Alpha Channel" suggestion from Demis. ...
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GIMP: Layer mode subtract does not work as expected

I noticed that the GIMP layer mode "subtract" only subtracts part of the value in the MASK layer. Subtracting 10 from 16 results in 7. Subtracting 10 from 32 yields 28. Subtracting 10 from 64 yields ...
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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 undo changes to user preferences in GIMP

I was following this tutorial to add GAP (animation) to GIMP, so I can edit multiple layers at once: https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Installing-GAP-4-9-3-Gimp-GAP-Gimp-2-10 Before adding this, I ...
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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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GIMP Bitmap File Format

What is the difference between a windows saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 3.x format" and a gimp saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 95/NT4 and newer format"? I have need to generate the former through ...
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What's wrong with gimp alpha channel

My alpha channel for some reason is white instead of white and gray is there anyway I can change the solid color to multi color .
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Printing on Gimp A4 paper

Hi when trying to print on an A4 paper while using gimp I get margins on the side, top and bottom while i want my image to fill the whole A4 paper pls pls help me print
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Make text readable by reparing a image

I have a few pictures that contain some text. What is the best way to fix a low resolution photo, in order to make the text readable? I'm not an advanced user of photo editors, and I don't know any ...
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images become blurry after resizing ? gimp ebay

For ebay shop I've created this image: You can see that the image is perfect. but the problem that after I upload it to ebay. the quality is changed, and the picture become pixelated, as you can see ...
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Where is the search bar that can search a specific pixel by entering the coordinates of that pixel in Gimp?

Searching the pixel immediately by entering coordinates(x,y) to the search bar. Where is the search bar? I mean there are too many pixels in an image. If we search the specific pixel one by one by ...
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GIMP Alternative for Android

Is there any good photo editing software for Android, similar to GIMP? That software should have option for manipulating with layers, color editing and most important features that desktop version of ...

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