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Aug 5, 2014, 17:42
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I know how to render an image, but I have no idea how to render the center out of something and keep the outer portion. I rendered out a heart, but I want to take the center out and can't figure it out. Please help!
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Aug 5, 2014, 19:11 (This post was last modified: Aug 5, 2014 19:39 by rich2005.)
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RE: Rendering
Give us an indication of what you mean by render and if possible a copy of the image you are working on.

Usually it is about making a selection of an area, then cutting it out. Making the selection can be done in several ways depending on the image (hence the request for the image or a screenshot might do)

It could be simple like this, where the center is one colour
selected using the fuzzy select.
You proabably will need to add an alpha channel to your image Layer -> Transparency -> Add alpha channel. Again it depends what you want to do

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Aug 6, 2014, 02:18
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RE: Rendering
(Aug 5, 2014 19:20)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 5, 2014 19:11)rich2005 Wrote:  Give us an indication of what you mean by render

For them youngsters "render" seems to mean "extracted from background". For the "sig" crowd a "render" (noun) is a character without background.

And for the techy-geeky-3d-model / graphic-artist audience out there, the correct usage of render is to add/create to the image / model.
To can't render something into nothing, that's taking away.

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With that,
Here is another way to delete/extract the color in the middle of the heart to leave you with an outline of the heart:

1. Make a Path path selection around the heart, click-drag for curves. Click on the previous node to correct curves if needed.
Push Enter to create selection when done,you're last node/click doesn't have to connect with the first one, just make sure it lines up with it (see picture).

2. Shrink the selection (Select > Shrink...)
until a line color of the heart is around the selection(looks like marching ants)
The more you shrink the selection, the bolder the outline will be.
3. push delete.

You'll probably get cleaner edges if you create a solid white heart shape just smaller than the heart using the path tool Path then do
Edit > Fill with background color(white)

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Aug 6, 2014, 17:45
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RE: Rendering
And one more for render, a sand and cement coat plastered onto an external wall.

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