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Not sure what I did and I want to recreate

Jun 4, 2014, 22:22
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Not sure what I did and I want to recreate
Hello,

I'm a GIMP newbie and I was making a logo for a website I am designing and had a happy accident; however, I cannot tell you how I did so. Long story short is that I need to recreate said accident. What I am referring to is the fade, possibly blurring of the main circle. The way that it becomes lighter as you get to the outside edge. Any insight on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

[Image: boomnobackground1.png]

Thanks!!!
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Jun 4, 2014, 23:40 (This post was last modified: Jun 4, 2014 23:44 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Not sure what I did and I want to recreate
Hi notamerryman and welcome,

Looks like you have used Feathering of a Selection.

For example....
On a new transparent layer, create a circular selection with the Ellipse tool.
Then Bucket Fill the selection with black.
Then create a smaller circular selection for the center.
Edit->Clear
Now, Layer->Transparency->Alpha to Selection.
Select->Invert
Select->Feather 100 (or whatever amount you require)
Edit->Clear
If you have feathered too much or not enough then Ctrl-Z (undo) twice and try a different amount.
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Jun 5, 2014, 06:47
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RE: Not sure what I did and I want to recreate
when i try to open the image in another tab, i get a password request
in your post the image is displayed as broken

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Jun 5, 2014, 13:36
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RE: Not sure what I did and I want to recreate
Fluffybunny2 thank you so much, I followed your steps and that was exactly what I was looking for!!!

Esper, hmmm, not sure why that is happening, Fluffybunny2 was able to see the picture and replied with the answer I was looking for. Thank you for trying to provide some insight as well.
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Jun 9, 2014, 11:15
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RE: Not sure what I did and I want to recreate
(Jun 5, 2014 06:47)Esper Wrote:  when i try to open the image in another tab, i get a password request
in your post the image is displayed as broken

I think this is his/her logo at the top of the page, just for reference as it seems they've solved their problem now

I get a "Page not found" but I can still see the logo atop, very cool Smile
http://vinylroundup.com/wp-content/uploa...round1.png
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Jun 9, 2014, 12:45 (This post was last modified: Jun 9, 2014 12:58 by Esper.)
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you could also use a gradient from black to transparent with a radial shape

or gaussian blur a circle filled with black

possible tweak the colour to transparency ratio with an alpha-curve

http://gimp-science-labs.blogspot.de/201...w-you.html

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