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  Theme issues.
Posted by: caz - Yesterday 18:31 - Replies (1)

I have been using this theme - http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7222 - for a fair old while and it has always worked flawlessly. Recently I upgraded to Linux Mint 17.1 and due to some changes that have been made to the OS the Nocturne Blue theme now displays incorrectly.
Basically what has happened is if I use the Aurora theme for the controls part of my LM theme then all icon views have white text below them, this has only happened since the upgrade but has made using the Aurora theme a non-starter. So I changed to a mint x theme to solve the problem but this has changed the way Gimp looks from this


to this


What I can't figure out is why it has happened. There is no mention in the Nocturne Blue gtkrc of it needing the Aurora theme to function correctly but it does. I have tried no end of different themes in LM to get my Gimp theme to work again but nothing seems to help.

I have also tried sorting out the white text problem with LM so that I don't need to remove Aurora, see here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.ph...6&t=185256 not having much luck there either though.

Anyway, bit of a stab in the dark this one but I thought I would ask here just in case someone might have some thoughts as to what's wrong.

Here's a link to the Aurora theme, might be helpful. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/A...tent=56438

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  Stroke Path Color Issues
Posted by: buttsy - Dec 20, 2014 16:05 - Replies (6)

I've read a few threads on this but none of the solutions worked. I'm trying to draw a line of dots along a path. Everytime I Stroke Path the dots are right on, but they're gold. The FG colour is green. I've tried changing to FG colour before opening the Stroke Path dialog, after opening it, changing the BG colour before and after, setting it to defaults before and after and nothing seems to work. The path is always stroked gold. I exited and restarted Gimp and that worked the first time, but now it's back to gold and stuck there. I'm using Gimp 2.8.14 on Windows 8.1 64-bit.

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  After upgrade to Gimp 2.8.10, cannot insert unicode characters using Ctrl+Shift+U
Posted by: jimparker - Dec 20, 2014 12:10 - Replies (5)

I upgraded to Linx Mint 17, which comes with Gimp 2.8.10. I want to insert a unicode character in a text box. In previous versions of gimp, that was accomplished by opening the text box dialog and typing Ctrl+Shift+u and then the 4 hex digits of the unicode character. During the typing, the text box would display an underscored uXXXX that would be replaced with the character at the end.

In gimp 2.8.10, you no longer have the old style text box by default, but it can be enabled by checking "Use editor", and according to the manual, the keycodes should still work.

But although I can get the old style dialog to appear, typing Ctrl+Shift+u is ignored, and I just get a string "UXXXX" in the dialog.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  Any experience making sharper edges in images?
Posted by: arkaid - Dec 19, 2014 20:44 - Replies (1)

I'm trying to create some album artwork for a song I'm about to release and I wanted to use a layer mask to show a picture behind. I selected the shape and made the layer mask that shape in black so it would sow the picture underneath. However, the edges are super speckled and I wish they were cleaner. Its really bothering me and I was hoping someone here would know how to fix it?


Thats a screenshot of what I'm dealing with

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  How to reduce a multilayer DDS file size or other format?
Posted by: Emtr - Dec 18, 2014 20:16 - Replies (6)

I have a DDS image 1280x960 consisting of a background and another 80 layers usually the layers are simply characters with all background around them with alpha channel. Every new layer that needs to have the layer to image size I.e also 1280x960 increases the file size by 4 MB. In the end it looks like it will be 320 MB and more. Is there a way to reduce that without considerable color loss? Converting the DDS to GIF makes all 80 layers share 256 color palette and ofc this reduces the quality badly of some layers that don't have enough colors to use. I need it in any format that can keep almost the quality of 24/32 bit images and the size will be like 10-20-30 MB not 320 MB.

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  Trying to move objects - leaving a shadow
Posted by: cinderjack - Dec 18, 2014 19:07 - Replies (2)

I'm pretty new to gimp and am just trying to make some simple modifications to a jpg file. It's a simple drawing of 3 red hearts. When I select with the fuzzy select tool and move one of the hearts it doesn't move...it seems like it's moving an outline, but then nothing is actually moved. When I rotate an item, it leaves a light red outline of the original image. Any suggestions or guidance would be very helpful!

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  lighter color
Posted by: rompelstilchen - Dec 16, 2014 18:55 - Replies (6)


is there a "lighter colour" mode in Gimp ?

like this :
(I cant put an image so here is the link) i.imgur.com/h7Xu4zy.png

I found another tutorial to make grass the same way but it really doesnt look the same as in photoshop, and grass has to be painted backward


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Question UI problems extra symbols
Posted by: Dilrd - Dec 16, 2014 07:14 - Replies (6)

So recently-ish I have done a reinstall of windows on my laptop and I've been having a lot of problems which I did not have before the reinstall. I have solved most of the problems so far but there is this one problem I haven't been able to find any information on as of yet, so I decided to post question here. The problem I've been trying to sort out is with the zoom dialog menu in the bottom left of the window. There is now a box with 4 numbers sitting between the zoom percentage integer and percent sign. I really want to get rid of it because it is distracting from the zoom that I want and that box with numbers in it also doesn't convey any information I need to use.

So to make my question easier to discern:

How am I suppose to remove the boxes with numbers in the corners from the zoom dialog box?

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  paint used to mark up photos
Posted by: WoodGoat - Dec 15, 2014 19:59 - Replies (1)


I've been struggling with an image that has large white and black paint lines on the image; I believe photographers use "paint" pens (looks like white-out) to block a portion of an image...I'm not a photographer so I don't know what it is...

I've tried clone, smudge, erase...but just don't know how to clean up the "paint" (white out)- any help?

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  Zoom +/- step sizes too large
Posted by: josvanr - Dec 14, 2014 21:41 - Replies (2)

An annoyance that has been there for years and years and years and is not seem to be going away, especially in larger 'zoom levels':

I'm viewing an image 'zoomed in' and want to zoom in a bit further, so
I press +. And BAM the zoom level is suddenly so large, that I dont even
know anymore what part of the image I'm looking at. &^#(@)!

Can I set the step size for zooming in and out with + and - to a
*smaller value* ?

I have been searching for this but cant find a resolution, except for
going to View > Zoom > Other and entring a numerical value. Which
is ofcourse not practical....


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