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Enlarging images

Feb 3, 2012, 18:35
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Enlarging images
I have two images that I didn't create, but need to be re-sized. A wide gradient bar with rounded-corners and a box with rounded corners (attached). I suspect I may need to recreate these in GIMP (unless there's another way). Can you help me re-create them or provide some other guidance? Thanks


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Feb 3, 2012, 21:26
Post: #2
RE: Enlarging images
Yes, redoing them is best.

The wide gradient is easy:
  • load original image, and with the Color picker ( Colorpicker) set the foreground color to the darkest gray and the background to the lightest.
  • "File/New", give it the outer size you require, and in the advanced option, fill with transparency.
  • Select/All
  • Select/Rounded rectangle, adjust size of corners
  • Bucket-fill (Bucketfill) with foreground color, and "fill whole selection"
  • "Select/Shrink" and shrink by the width of the gray border
  • Start the Blend (Blend) tool. Click on the gradient and choose the Foreground-to-Background one
  • Apply gradient: click on bottom of selection, start dragging, depress the Control key (this insures your gradient is perfectly upright), continue dragging to top of selection, and release mouse, then Control.
  • Save as PNG

The "box" is more complex to redo, but a blunt resize wouldn't give good results. But the real question is why is done that way:
  • what are the tiny transparent dots in the corners supposed to be?
  • why are the corners slightly larger?
  • why is there a non-transparent outline on right and bottom?
  • (and why is it a GIF when the other one is a PNG).

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Feb 3, 2012, 21:36
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RE: Enlarging images
Thanks for your informative reply. Greatly appreciated.
The "box" is simply a conatiner with a thin grey border, rounded corners, white background.
I didn't create it, so I don't know the answers to your questions. Any help re-creating a lengthened image similar to it, will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Feb 3, 2012, 22:04
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RE: Enlarging images
(Feb 3, 2012 21:36)chrisj Wrote:  Thanks for your informative reply. Greatly appreciated.
The "box" is simply a conatiner with a thin grey border, rounded corners, white background.
I didn't create it, so I don't know the answers to your questions. Any help re-creating a lengthened image similar to it, will be appreciated. Thanks.
Then you can do it like the other one, but replace the gradient with a mere bucket-fill with white.

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