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Heal selection with Gimp For people who work with Gimp there is the plugin Resynthesize together with the Python script Heal Selection. On Linux the plugin comes with the package gimp-plugin-registry. Select an area to remove from the image. Choose Filters - Enhance - Heal Selection. Adjust the pixel width (here 300), region (here all around), and fill ...


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Of course! Content-aware fill is your best friend in this case. Just make a selection around the word and go Edit -> Fill -> Content-Aware. This usually does a pretty good job: Click image for full resolution Then you can either go back over it multiple times (maybe in smaller sections) with Content-Aware fill to clean it up, or you can play with ...


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You can easily do this with a Gradient (without a gradient appearance). Don't let the term "Gradient" throw you. It's just the name of the tool, it doesn't have to mean a smooth transition between colors. Just make certain the Location for both gradient stops is set the same. You can even make this dynamic while keeping text live. So, it moves with the ...


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After a few minutes more of poking around in Gimp I finally noticed that the selection tool had an anti-aliasing option, that was turned on. If this is not selected you get hard edged fills.


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Adobe changed the Delete/Backspace key functionality in Photoshop CS6 when you press the Delete/Backspace key on a locked Background layer. Since pressing the Delete/Backspace key on a locked background layer merely filled the selection with the background color, Adobe changed the functionality to provide more options when hitting the key. By bringing up ...


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Add your stroke using the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance), you can then drag each appearance attribute to the order that you want. You can use this on a single object, live type or even a whole group or layer. You can either set the fill through the appearance panel too, or to use the group, layer or type's fill simply drag "Characters" or "...


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Select All Grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool (it's underneath the Shape Builder Tool) Click once to make a Live Paint Group from the lines and shape Pick a color, and click the area you wish to fill. Click the Expand button on the Control Bar across the top of the screen to expand the Live Paint Group back to standard shape and paths.


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You should expand the small triangle on the appearance panel and adjust as usual - If it does not work - probably the problem it the way you created the shapes


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1. Create your gradient 2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen... Unhappy with the size of the dots? 3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution Bonus: Colorize The Sketch effects output is monochrome by nature so you are stuck with a black and white gradient to begin with. You can easily colorize the effect with the use of some blending modes. ...


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There is a little known feature, in Illustrator, that allows you to do this non-destructively. That is without expanding and using pathfinder. This can bring some future flexibility to your designs. As a bonus its also less work and works inside effects. First turn on transparency grid or put something behind your graphic. This ensures that you can observe ...


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What you essentially need to do is separate the stroke from the fill. Then subtract the stroke from the fill. You can do this by using the Object > Expand item in the menu then the Pathfinder Panel or Shape Builder Tool will allow you to cut the stroke from the fill. So.... Select the hand Object > Expand (tick all options and hit OK) Click the ...


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Yes, there is a "resynthesize" plugin. It is available from the Gimp registry (possibly here). But the best way to install it are: on Linux (at least for Ubuntu and derivatives), install package gimp-plugin-registry (it is included in a set of rather useful plugins). On Windows and OSX, the Gimp builds available on http://www.partha.com include it. ...


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To make things easy for yourself when editing later, it pays off to do a bit more work upfront by using the Appearance panel for this. Draw a shape Give it any fill and no stroke Open the Appearance panel Select your shape with the Move tool (V) Choose Add New Stroke, either through Appearance panel options or with the icon bottom leftmost on the panel Give ...


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You can select your path and Right click → Release Compound Path (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+8). This will break away the cutout back to it's own shape which can then be filled.


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Create a pattern fill of the stripes. Draw a rectangle and fill it with the pattern. Copy the shape of the shirt and paste it on top of the pattern filled rectangle. Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object from the menu. You can then alter the envelope to change how the curvature appears. With the enveloped object selected go to ...


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The area of fill (inset/outset) can be controlled by using grow/shrink option displayed in control panel when paint bucket is selected. Setting this value less than 0 (negative) makes the fill path smaller (ref image 1). Here I have set the value to -5px. Setting the value greater than 1 (positive) makes the fill path larger than the enclosed area (ref ...


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The way to go there is to create the patterns yourself - and have GIMP load them as the existing patterns that can be dragged to an active selection or used with the Bucket fill or Clone tools. Of course, the easiest way to create them is to use GIMP itself - for a dotted pattern with B&W, for example: Create a new image 5x5 pixel in size, with white ...


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Select the shape Swap the Fill and Stroke, so it has a fill and no stroke Hit the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder) Fill to your heart's content (You could then use Live Paint or merely the Direct Selection Tool and click sections to alter their fill color.)


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Another way: Create two rectangles. Fill them with the desired colours Place the text on top of the two rectangles. Make sure the text layer is the top-most of the three. Select the three shapes (rectangles and text). Right click and select Make Clipping Mask The text will function as the clipping mask. It will also still be editable! To edit the text or ...


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If you are trying to save the shape for further manipulation, all you need to do is name the path in the Path window so it won't get overwritten when you create another shape. If you don't see your Paths window go to Window > Path to show it. To create a shape with the pen tool from the start, make sure the Shape Layer icon is selected.


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Let's say you have these 2 shapes: You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool: Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint: To get shape of filled colors you should use expand command.


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The reason I'm adding another answer, is that this doesn't answer the question, but is a much simpler way to (symmetrically) create the shape you are making: (This method would also avoid the issue in the first place) Create your circle using the Ellipse Tool Duplicate your circle and resize it to 50% Now create 4 clones of this smaller shape (Ctrl+C : ...


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I'm going to assume the layer is the background layer and/or locked. Try Alt + double clicking on the layer thumbnail.


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Your question is a bit unclear, perhaps a image could help. If I have understood, you are starting from a "O" like object, like this (I've used the text tool to write an "O" and then I've used path->object to path): And you want to achieve a sort of two "O" nested: Starting from the first object, the orange one, this is composed by two paths: external and ...


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Select all the Paths with :tool_selector: Duplicate them (Ctrl+D) Convert them to paths (Ctrl+Alt+C) Create a union from the paths (Ctrl+Shift+ + ) Break Apart the new shape (Ctrl+Shift+k) One of the shape is an exact fill. delete all others. This is a much more fool proof solution for a complex graphic like a map or a drawing with lot of small regions ...


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No you cannot achieve the similar effect with a single shape because stroke and fill is one single property. The first case when you remove one edge of the stroke, the hexagon shape is not disturbed because still there is a top node. Once you remove the other edge, the complete node is removed as it is not connected to any other node, the fill gets adjusted ...


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I agree, for the double line I would use pattern along path. For the waves, I would make an offset object of the coast line, fill it with some color, draw a couple waves of different length, and would use the spray tool (settings: without rotation or scaling, not spraying over transparent areas, not spraying over color boundaries) to put them into place. ...


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Simply use the Ellipse Tool to draw an ellipse and set the Fill to none and the Stroke to whatever you want. Edit: For versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6 Simply set the Fill Opacity to 0% and add a stroke Layer Style


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Sure! Use the Appearance Panel. You can stack multiple strokes (or fills) onto the same path which is much more precise, clean, and editable than anything Photoshop can do. For more information on the Appearance Panel CLICK HERE.


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I'm going to assume here that you're not using the pen or shape tools. In this case you'll want to use the live paint tool. Select your design and press the K key on the keyboard to activate the Live Paint Bucket Tool. Then choose a color and start filling. In the future you may want to use the pen tool. This will give you more control.


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