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Adding birthmarks to photos

Jul 25, 2014, 13:48
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Adding birthmarks to photos
Hi all,

I'm a new member here and am completely new to GIMP as well. I've been playing around with the software and am finding it very impressive but was wondering if any of you might have some advice (or be able to point me to a relevant topic) about adding birthmarks (e.g., port wine style birthmarks) to photographs. So far i've played around with adding shapes drawn with the free select tool to different layers, embossing these (with the bump map option), adding purple-ish hues to the selection, and then making the layer more transparent.

It's looking ok I think, but was just wondering if any of you guys had any tips or alternative suggestions for me? Sorry if this isn't very clear - i'm very new to this! Thanks for any help!
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Jul 26, 2014, 14:14 (This post was last modified: Jul 26, 2014 14:14 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Adding birthmarks to photos
oO faking a birthmark?
When I saw your title I thought you meant a watermark (semi-transparent logo/name on a photo to protect it from copying)

But why you would want to fake a birthmark that is a remarkable natural miracle thing of beauty??

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Do you want to fake it on skin? Or another surface? Please expand a little more thanks ^_^.

One idea is to use the Path tool to draw a shape, then
- "Edit > Fill with background/foreground color []" (choose color in color picker)
- Next go to the layer the mark is on in the layers window.
- Either change the layer "mode:" or turn the opacity down some.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
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