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Smoothing out Debian Blue...

Oct 7, 2012, 02:25 (This post was last modified: Oct 7, 2012 02:26 by userzero.)
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Smoothing out Debian Blue...
    Hi All,

I'm new to GIMP and have been trying to edit the above image for my wallpaper. As you can see, there is this rippled effect and I'd like to smooth it out. Can someone please point me in the right direction to do this?

Thanks Much,

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Oct 7, 2012, 08:15 (This post was last modified: Oct 7, 2012 08:17 by rich2005.)
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RE: Smoothing out Debian Blue...
Been scaled up from something smaller perhaps. Try

Duplicate the layer
Working on the top layer
Apply a strong gaussian blur (say) 40 or 50 (still a little banding with 40, try 50)
That also blurs the debian logo so add a layer mask - white full opacity.
Click in the layer mask so you are using it
Paint on the canvas in black over the debian logo, a fuzzy brush if you have one.
That uncovers the original logo on the bottom layer
Export the new image to something png.
http://i.imgur.com/8HeXM.jpg

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