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Black boarders fade to transparent

Dec 1, 2013, 21:44 (This post was last modified: Dec 1, 2013 21:45 by dospanes.)
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Black boarders fade to transparent
Hello guys,

I'm very very new to gimp an i use it to work a little bit on my holiday fotos.
I'd like to do a very simple task and need some help please.
I would like to add some black boarders to my fotos that fade to transparent. a little bit like this here:
But with the difference that I dont need the boarders to be really really dark. they sould be more transparent where I can still see some of the details of the foto layer beneath. The idea is more to give my pictures some slightly darker boarders so that I can print them out and they look somehow similar when I put them on the wall...

So theoretically i thought of adding a new layer, make a rounded selection, invert the selection and use the blend tool from black to transparent (if this is somehow possible). But maybe there is an easier or better way or maybe there exist some additonal plugins where I can do some simple foto things like that with a already existing filter???

Any help would be very appreciated.
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Jan 12, 2014, 21:21 (This post was last modified: Jan 12, 2014 21:23 by dospanes.)
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RE: Black boarders fade to transparent

Thank you so much for your help!!! I got it working. just as you very comprehensivly described! Sorry for the delay, I had so much to do before christmas.
All the best for the coming year!
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