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A way to enhance scanned image with a low resolution photo?

So I have a lower resolution photo and a high resolution scan from a magazine that both picture the same thing. However, the scanned image is faded, has text, is not fully in color (parts are in gray) ...
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Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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How do I create a tapered opacity effect around an image in gimp?

I'd like my image to blend into the background gradually around the edges on a web project I'm working on. How do I fade transparency around the edge of an image in gimp?
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using gimp to add to an image

I am using gimp for windows 7. I have an image of a color gradient line (top is black middle white, bottom black) and I want to use gimp to extend the bottom of the line. Meaning, I want to make the ...
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How do you show the handles of paths (bezier curves) in Gimp?

I click many times on a point of a path in Gimp, and no handles show up... how do I make them appear? (I'm using Fedora 16.)
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Are there easy ways to convert an image to a cartoon achieving a high quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality? Is there some relatively easy way to convert an image to a cartoon with a high quality ? This example shows what ...
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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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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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How to completely erase background of pen and ink drawing leaving only the lines

Using GIMP I'm trying to cut out all white background from a picture of a pen and ink drawing in order put it on a colored T shirt, like a silk screen. Thanks for your help!
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Gimp “transparent background” is exporting to jpg as white. I want transparent. did tutorials

Why is my transparent background with the checkerboard, showing as white when it gets exported to jpg?
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Need help reducing file size Photoshop, gimp, paint.net [duplicate]

I have been asked to compress an image that will be used for mass email, the image is currently 628 KB and needs to be 50 KB maximum, I have been advised to use PNG files. I have also been asked to ...
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How can I get this HDR or painted blur effect from a photo?

How can I get this HDR or painted blur effect from a photo in Photoshop, Gimp, Inkscape or some other software?
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How do you extract text and styling from a Static GIF?

I have a static non-animated GIF image, is there anyway to extract a line of text and/or its font formatting information from it? I've tried opening it in GIMP, but the whole image appears to be only ...
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How to get the numbers of layer in a photo? [closed]

In the book page 139-140 , there are three separate photo layers: the text (Mungo National Park), a photo of a rock carving, and a photo of sand and rock formations. How to get the numbers of layer ...
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Coloring a map, one color per country

How could one use the Gimp to easily transform a map with many colors into a map where each country is fully colored in a single unique color. I used the Color > Threshold option to get a b&w ...
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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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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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Having trouble rebuilding planet logo

I'm trying to recreate this logo in gimp, but I am having trouble with it, mainly the rings in particular. Here is the image I am trying to recreate. Any help/tips would be appreciated. Methods I ...
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How can I remove the black line in GIMP

Can you help me to delete the black border in GIMP
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Convert monochrome image to alpha mask

I currently have this simple image that is meant to be used as a background for a desktop program. How do I change this image into a sort of mask? (e.g. The lighter areas [75% opacity] are more see-...
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How to create a mockup that looks like a physical document or product [closed]

I would like to showcase samples of Microsoft Word documents. The example below shows what a document might look like if it was printed. Source: Fiverr What tools or general workflow should I use to ...
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How can I perfectly justify text in Gimp 2?

How can I perfectly justify text in GIMP 2. I tried but the result is this. Thank you
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How do i change the font type of an existing text in a image?

I have certain text in a image and i would like to change the font type to a specific font type such as Sans for OCR processing. Can anyone suggest me any software which can help me do that? The image ...
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Gimp: create single colour logos from full coloured ones

I would like to create images like the logos below. How do I create a single colour version of a company's logo? For example, how would I transform Google's logo (that has many colours and gradients, ...
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How to apply color layout to an image? [duplicate]

Is there a way to in GIMP to apply a color layout to an image? For example this image has a blue color laid out on it. How can I do something similar to another image?
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How to draw an image and write on it, in a logo [closed]

My designer is out of reach, he has designed a logo but now there is a need to write PRO on the lower right corner of it(as written in various other logos), I am an amateur in designing, can anybody ...
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Which color i have to add on neutral grey to get white

I am using gimp with a large text image. Unfortunately there is no way to change the color of the individual words. So I changed the text color to a neutral grey (#7f7f7f) and added layers above the ...
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How can I make the hard color transitions in this image less extreme while still keeping the image quality?

So I have this image. In the image, there are hard changes in color like this. In paint.net, how can I make those transitions less extreme without losing any of the image quality and tileability? I ...
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How to edit a pdf and preserve hyperlinks

I was wondering if it is possible to edit (in my case I want to remove some text) a pdf page, while maintaining the hyperlinks on the page. I have tried using Inkscape, GIMP and LibreOffice (on ...
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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 to invert crop selection?

Invert selection feature doesn't apply to the crop tool. Inverting crop selection would be useful in removing black bars from letterboxed images, for instance:
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how to export layer with alpha channel from GIMP to Photoshop?

I am trying to export a layer from GIMP to Photoshop. The layer is added with alpha channel and when i try to export to Photoshop it converts into white color.
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Steps to overlay a solid color over some regions of an image

I have an image: Over this i want to overlay solid colors in some regions. Those regions are colored black here. I want the black color to be blue. Now I have the raw image. How do I massage it ...
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How to overlay an earth-like grid on the text in GIMP? [closed]

How do I create a text with a grid overlay as shown in this image?
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How to use custom brushes in Gimp?

I found a custom brushes menu in Gimp but I don't know how to use them. I'd like to draw some stars on a background. How can I create a brush to do this?
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Remove existing outline of text color on a GIMP 2.8.14 image [closed]

Trying to change existing text on a book cover from blue to a different color, yet the blue remains along the outline of the letters. Thanks
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How to transform depicted object's edges into a logotype

I'm new to graphic design. What I'm interested in is how do I capture the edges of say flower and transform them into a simple logo? How to do this in Gimp? How to do this in Photoshop?
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How to put a new picture in an iPhone image frame

I want to change the screen part of this Iphone image with the screen capture of my own app. I'm trying to do this in Gimp (unless there is a better way?). However, I can't seem to just copy paste my ...
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Create consistent greyscale icons from a set of third-party logos?

I have a bunch of third-party client logos in clashing colours. I would like to convert them to elegantly matching grayscale. What I'm after is a set of identical grayscale images of the kind seen ...
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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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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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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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Fit into selection

I have some fields in a Picture where I have to fit in specific Symbols. Is there a way to automatically fit one layer to a selection? For an example I have this selected Area: and want to fit ...
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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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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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Drawing random lines

I would like to draw a sequence of about 100 vertical lines, with random intervals. Is this possible with gimp?