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  Use image as stroke (image along path)
Posted by: thom_22 - Yesterday 15:58 - Replies (2)

I want to use an image as a stroke (make an image repeat itself along a path).
What I can do with gimp is use an image as a brush and use track direction.
Then stroke a path using this brush, I get this:
This produces the image along the path but not in a smooth way.
Is there a way to actually bend the image along the path so that it is smooth.
Something like this (move nodes to see what happens):

Can it be done in GIMP or any other program like inkscape?

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  screen jumping
Posted by: Terry50 - Apr 14, 2015 18:21 - Replies (1)

Sometimes when I am drawing a line or erasing something the screen will automatically jump lower like it is helping me. And the line goes straight down as far as the screen moved. What is causing this ? And is there a button to turn it off ?
Thank you,
Terry Smile

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  Transparency in background image after using Quick Mask mode
Posted by: jlancaster - Apr 13, 2015 18:24 - Replies (10)


I am attempting to remove the backgrounds of some scanned grayscale jpg images, using the free select tool to rough outline the selection, and adjusting the selection for fine details using the quick mask mode (see attached screenshot). This requires switching to RGB mode. After refining the selection, I switch off Quick Mask mode, invert the selection, and then clear the background. After clearing, I end up with patches of transparent color where I drew over the image to alter the selection. Not sure what I could be doing wrong. Can someone please help me with this?

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  Question about the "measure" tool...
Posted by: billywhizz - Apr 13, 2015 18:15 - Replies (5)

I have a photo with a ruler in it, and I want to resize the image so that the ruler is actual size. I've used the measure tool, and selected 10cm of the ruler, but it only gives me the distance in pixels, and no way of changing the units.
This seems like it should be in there, but isn't, so am I missing something?

Thanks for any and all help!

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  GIMP Fonts done in 72x72. Want to change to 300x300. How to do it?
Posted by: 777funk - Apr 13, 2015 13:21 - Replies (5)

I have my art made up but I'd like to increase the resolution. I know to create a new image but if I copy and paste from the lower res image, I'd assume I'd be pasting low res fonts.

Is this the case?

I also have some very simple graphics... see attached. This is also at 72x72. Is there an easy way to increase the res here?

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  Printer wants certain resolution. How do I render for their needs?
Posted by: 777funk - Apr 10, 2015 22:01 - Replies (5)

I have a GIMP file I'd like to render for their needs. I was told 50% size at 144dpi.

I looked at the file and it shows 72dpi. Can I change this?

I sized the file by the digital camera JPG that was used as the background (an image of a cloudy sky. Everything else in the .XCF file is fonts or paint tool textures.

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  Cropping out someone's face and pasting just the face into a video
Posted by: rhymobot - Apr 8, 2015 14:10 - Replies (3)


Imagine this video:

A youth hockey game and the kids are lined up on the bench and the announcer calls their names and one by one they skate out from the game and onto the ice.

During this intro, I have added their names in scrolling text as they come out onto the ice. I used windows live movie maker and saved it as a video.

Then I put that video into Adobe After Effects so that I could then put a pic of each kid's face next to their name. I used the team photo and cropped out each player's face to use for this.

However, I cropped them out in a rectangular shape. So when their name scrolls across the video at the bottom of the screen, their face then shows up beside their name but in rectangular form. In the background of the kid's face is whatever was there in the team photo. So basically it's their teammate's or coach's pants or jersey.

To make this all look better, I want JUST the kid's face and shoulders as the image beside their name. Not a rectangular pic with stuff in the background. So the shape of the image is literally just their head and shoulders.

I know how to use the selection tool and draw around someone's head and shoulders and then select and cut that. On previous projects, I would do that to then paste onto another picture, which is fine.

But is there a special way to select someone's head and shoulders and then essentially crop the image to exactly that shape and essentially save the image to that shape and not a rectangle? Which I could then overlay onto the video I have made? So basically there is no background in the image at all? Not even a white background?

Thanks for the responses.

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  Ctrl function removal
Posted by: doctorcrimson - Apr 7, 2015 19:03 - Replies (1)

I just finished setting hotkeys for Brush Size More (Mousewheel), Brush Size (Shift + Mousewheel), and Brush Hardness (Ctrl + Mousewheel) but I can't use the Brush Hardness settings because Ctrl already has a color picker function. I tried editing shortcuts and took a look through edit preferences and input controllers but I can't find the function at all.

Suggestions on how to clear the hotkey?

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  Still have trouble masking
Posted by: Kait_Em - Apr 7, 2015 01:06 - Replies (1)

Im still having trouble masking when trying to seamlessly merge multiple photos on one sheet--see pic for layout:

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  Stray Pixels?
Posted by: loganbogan - Apr 7, 2015 00:51 - Replies (15)

Hi all!

Hoping somebody can help...I have an image im trying to reduce down to the 5 basic colours it consists of....So i index colours (image>mode>index>optimum Pallet>5)

However when i zoom in there seems to be stray pixels..see pic 1.


So ive been going in and manually changing those pixels using the colour dropper/pencil tool (see pic 2)


My question is is there a way for gimp to do this automatically somehow?

Hope this makes sense!

Thanks in advance Smile

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