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Fill in with transparent color

Jan 2, 2012, 19:24
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Fill in with transparent color
I'm a complete newbie so have that in mind when trying to help me.

I have an image that I want to paste a question mark over. I found this clipart question mark. I would like to fill in the regions of the symbol with grey translucent color. Can someone help me do that?
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Jan 2, 2012, 21:31 (This post was last modified: Jan 2, 2012 21:39 by Halvor.)
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RE: Fill in with transparent color
OK. I've managed to do all that I needed with the assistance of Keshi on the #gimp IRC channel on Freenode. I notice yours is a little different path, but since all this is new to me it will all come in useful as I'm hopefully going to immerse myself in doing graphical work in the future, as this has been a major obstacle to me for the 18 years I've been doing PC work.
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Jan 3, 2012, 11:01
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RE: Fill in with transparent color
(Jan 2, 2012 22:18)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Jan 2, 2012 21:31)Halvor Wrote:  OK. I've managed to do all that I needed with the assistance of Keshi on the #gimp IRC channel on Freenode. I notice yours is a little different path, but since all this is new to me it will all come in useful as I'm hopefully going to immerse myself in doing graphical work in the future, as this has been a major obstacle to me for the 18 years I've been doing PC work.
There are very often several ways to achieve the same result...

Anyway, here is the result

[Image: 403825_277430542313764_277321758991309_7...1691_a.jpg]

I look forward to my next feat in the graphics world!
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Jan 3, 2012, 18:02
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RE: Fill in with transparent color
(Jan 3, 2012 14:04)ofnuts Wrote:  The whiteish line inside the question mark (between your added gray and the original line art) says that you merely bucket-filled inside the question mark. Simple method, but it does not give 100% correct results. For the explanation, see http://gimpforums.com/thread-proper-subj...d-painting and learn about anti-aliasing :)

I think this is pretty good. There's still a little bit of white inside the dot, but all-in-all it looks much better now.

[Image: 399437_277917898931695_277321758991309_7...5617_n.jpg]
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