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Making a part of the image transparent

Nov 18, 2013, 20:15
Post: #1
Making a part of the image transparent
I am wantin g to make a person partially transparent for a picture I am working on. I know you can use opacity but after I make the selection, the entire emage still gets transparent. Any help here?

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Nov 18, 2013, 20:55 (This post was last modified: Nov 18, 2013 20:56 by iForStyle007.)
Post: #2
RE: Making a part of the image transparent
Ahhh, a ghosting affect.

IMO best pulled off by using the resynthesizer plugin "Heal-selection" tool.

*But you can clone out the person too with the clone stamp tool.

If using the clone stamp tool Clone

1
Duplicate your image layer
2
Clone out the person so it looks like they were never there ("Heal-selection" is a bit quicker for this)
3
Drag your cloned out layer underneath the original layer.
4
Right-click the original image layer in the layers dialogue window & "add alpha channel"
Turn the opacity of the layer down some to make the person/s partially transparent.

(Quicker & usually more cleaner/realistic effect) Rysenthesizer's plug-in filter "Heal-selection"
  • 1. Make a selection around all the people you want to partially transparent.
  • 2. Copy them and paste as new layer (name layer people)
  • 3 Go back to the original layer (people selection still active)
  • 4 On your original image layer, go to "Filters > Enhance > Heal-Selection"
  • -- Options: All around, sample from: (depends on what the surrounding is like, try "all around" first then "above below", "sides"
    Filling order: usally "random" rare cases you will need to change this (again goes back to surrounding texture & if your result looks good)

If you want a .gif or short picture tutorial, let me know & I can get one up tonight. Smile

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Nov 18, 2013, 22:30
Post: #3
RE: Making a part of the image transparent
(Nov 18, 2013 20:55)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Ahhh, a ghosting affect.

IMO best pulled off by using the resynthesizer plugin "Heal-selection" tool.

*But you can clone out the person too with the clone stamp tool.

If using the clone stamp tool Clone

1
Duplicate your image layer
2
Clone out the person so it looks like they were never there ("Heal-selection" is a bit quicker for this)
3
Drag your cloned out layer underneath the original layer.
4
Right-click the original image layer in the layers dialogue window & "add alpha channel"
Turn the opacity of the layer down some to make the person/s partially transparent.

(Quicker & usually more cleaner/realistic effect) Rysenthesizer's plug-in filter "Heal-selection"
  • 1. Make a selection around all the people you want to partially transparent.
  • 2. Copy them and paste as new layer (name layer people)
  • 3 Go back to the original layer (people selection still active)
  • 4 On your original image layer, go to "Filters > Enhance > Heal-Selection"
  • -- Options: All around, sample from: (depends on what the surrounding is like, try "all around" first then "above below", "sides"
    Filling order: usally "random" rare cases you will need to change this (again goes back to surrounding texture & if your result looks good)

If you want a .gif or short picture tutorial, let me know & I can get one up tonight. Smile

Hey that would be great. and where do you get the rysenthesizer plug-in filter from? I would like to see the tutorial. I am wanting to learn as much as I can on GIMP.

Thanks again, J.
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Nov 19, 2013, 06:09 (This post was last modified: Nov 19, 2013 08:06 by iForStyle007.)
Post: #4
RE: Making a part of the image transparent
(Nov 18, 2013 22:30)JasonG Wrote:  
(Nov 18, 2013 20:55)iForStyle007 Wrote:  ...

If you want a .gif or short picture tutorial, let me know & I can get one up tonight. Smile

Hey that would be great. and where do you get the rysenthesizer plug-in filter from? I would like to see the tutorial. I am wanting to learn as much as I can on GIMP.

Thanks again, J.

OK ^_^ I'll make a short .gif animation for the clone tool. I recommend trying this first as the clone tool is built in. For the resynthesizer plugin, there is one already read below, check the video & the gimp.registry link with the plugin while you wait.

Our friend on here rich made a great tutorial of how to install & use the resynthesizer plugin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hC1DVhyn...e=youtu.be

referenced post: http://gimpforums.com/thread-how-do-i-ge...6#pid14976

You can ignore the links to the plugin in that post,
Unless you have an operating system other than linux or windows (then you might need them)
The plugin from this page works on gimp 2.8.6 for windows xp & 8.
http://registry.gimp.org/node/27986

Also, there are plenty of resources on this forum for the resynthesizer plugin, just search it on the top-right of the forums "search".
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Nov 19, 2013, 08:10 (This post was last modified: Nov 19, 2013 09:23 by iForStyle007.)
Post: #5
RE: Making a part of the image transparent
clone tool result
(click to view animation)
   

Ok, I'll make a couple screenshots to show you the results you'll get if you can get with the resynthesizer "heal-selection" plugin to install/work.
Using the same above image in my example.

"Heal-selection" result:

(COMING REAL SOON! will update this post)
1
   
Make a selection Freeselect around the first person, click to add points.
(you'll want to heal-select each person or cluster of people separately, processes faster and will have better results with background)
2
   
Once you have the filter/plugin installed, go to "Filters > Enhance > Heal Selection"
- The settings for this image are Sample from: Sides
(You may have to experiment with "Sample From:" and "Filing order" to get it just right)

3
   
You'll notice it didn't fill in the railing . You can Ellipseselect elipseselect or free select Freeselect (with free select you will get better resulst as you can shape the railing. Select where you want the missing railing to be)
4
   
Then go back to "Filters > Enhance > Heal Selection"
-Change the option "Filing order" to Filing order: Inwards towards center.
-click ok
5
End result after putting the layer underneath(see clone animation above) and turning down the opacity of your original image.
   
(click any/all pictures for more detail)

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Nov 19, 2013, 08:55 (This post was last modified: Nov 19, 2013 08:58 by rich2005.)
Post: #6
RE: Making a part of the image transparent
You can try the attached resynthesizer plugins, they were extracted from the Partha build of Gimp - http://www.partha.com - which comes with more plugins that you will ever need preinstalled.

Same installation procedure but use the appropriate version, 32bit or 64bit, depending on your Windows OS. 'resynthesizer.exe & resynthesizer-gui.exe go in your .\gimp-2.8\plug-ins. Any of the python 'something.py' plugins that you want go there as well.

The version in gimp-registry is a 32 bit version from Samj, nothing wrong with it.

Even if you do not use resynthesizer / heal-selection on the current project, worth having for the future.


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