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Problem with texture overlay

Mar 24, 2011, 15:31
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Problem with texture overlay
I am trying to do a simple overlay by drag-n-dropping a jpeg image over the design I'm making. The problem is that my design is 1024x1024 and the jpeg is 800x600. When I drag the overlay image into my design it only takes up 800x600 of the image, where I want it to cover the whole design. Scaling it up doesn't work because when I use the scale tool the outline stays the same. It only adds the texture to 800x600 dimensions.

I'm trying to figure this out, but I'm pretty new with GIMP (and graphic design for that matter). I'm sure it's something simple that I overlooked or just don't know about.

Anyway, thanks.
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Mar 24, 2011, 17:32
Post: #2
RE: Problem with texture overlay
Open the 1024x1024 background image.

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Open the 800x600 jpeg. (As a separate window, not as layers)

Make a 600x600 selection on it, crop.

Image > Crop to Selection

Resize the cropped jpeg to 1024x1024.

Image > Scale Image

Select the layer, and copy it.

Ctrl + A
Ctrl + C

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Go to the background image and paste as a new layer.

Edit > Paste as > New Layer
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Mar 24, 2011, 18:42 (This post was last modified: Mar 24, 2011 18:43 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Problem with texture overlay
(Mar 24, 2011 15:31)jo3b0b Wrote:  I am trying to do a simple overlay by drag-n-dropping a jpeg image over the design I'm making. The problem is that my design is 1024x1024 and the jpeg is 800x600. When I drag the overlay image into my design it only takes up 800x600 of the image, where I want it to cover the whole design. Scaling it up doesn't work because when I use the scale tool the outline stays the same. It only adds the texture to 800x600 dimensions.

I'm trying to figure this out, but I'm pretty new with GIMP (and graphic design for that matter). I'm sure it's something simple that I overlooked or just don't know about.

Anyway, thanks.
Don't use the scale tool for this, use <Image>/Layer/scale. Since you are not talking about scale handles on the layer, there is some likelihood that it is not acting on the layer but on the selection which could be the full image at that point (if the Scale dialog says 1024x1024 by defaut, that would confirm it).

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Mar 24, 2011, 19:20
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RE: Problem with texture overlay
That's much simpler. Thanks.

On my Windows GIMP, the menu location is:

Layer > Scale Layer
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Mar 24, 2011, 20:38
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RE: Problem with texture overlay
<Image> is the notation for the image menu bar, so we are talking about the same spot Smile

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Mar 27, 2011, 05:58
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RE: Problem with texture overlay
Once again, thanks guys for the responses. I followed Tardigrade's above for cropping and whatnot. That worked for what I wanted to do.

Slowly but surely I will amass a strong understand this mighty program called GIMP.
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