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Gausian Overlay

Sep 23, 2013, 14:59
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Gausian Overlay
I'm trying to create an iOS7-like tinted gauze png that I can use on top of other images to blur them. I have the color and transparency right where I want them, but my problem is with the gaussian effect.

I basically want to somehow embed the gaussian effect into this image (.png) so that when it is layered on top of another image outside of Gimp the underlying image will be blurred, like if you swipe up on your phone to bring up the brightness and volume menu. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Sep 23, 2013, 16:03
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RE: Gausian Overlay
I tried a to make a semi transparent PNG once myself. The game character is a ghost and I was going to make him "see through" on the game wiki page. I decided not to use the final result.


To achieve this result I started with a solid color with alpha on a separate layer. I then erased every other row using the Filter under Distorts. Then I did the Whirl and Pinch (I don't recall the values) then I selected the alpha from that layer and erased it from the character layer.

Maybe you can use this and improve upon the idea.

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Sep 23, 2013, 16:52
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RE: Gausian Overlay
Thank you both. You did a great job putting to words what I was discovering the more I played with it. I'll mess with both of your solutions just to see what I get, but I'll probably have to abort or go the long way around and create multiple versions of the background images.

My application more specifically is for subpages on AV control system touch panels so I do have control of the background image, I was just hoping to make more of a reusable background image. Oh well.

Thanks again!
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