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Possible to replace foreground with background?

Dec 4, 2017, 10:00
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Possible to replace foreground with background?
Hello,

I'm new; this is my first message.

I'm new to GIMP, but I'm learning everyday.

My question is:

Is it possible to cut out the foreground of an image and replace the cut out area with a continuation of the background in such a way that the new image looks flawless and continuous?

If the background is just one simple color, this would be easy.

Similarly, if the background is a simple repeating pattern, then this would also be easy.

But what if the background is not simple?

Here's a concrete example of what I mean:

Let's say I take a photo of my friend standing in front of a wooded area with trees and the sky in the background and the green grass at his feet and everything else you would expect to see at the woods.

I can easily cut out my friend's image from the photo.

But is it possible to fill in the empty space where my friend's image was with a continuation of the background in such a way that the resulting image looks as if my friend were never there to begin with?

Thanks.
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Dec 4, 2017, 12:07
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RE: Possible to replace foreground with background?
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This forum has been DEAD for a long time !

Folk have moved to
https://www.gimp-forum.net
Please ask there
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