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squeeze part of logo

Sep 30, 2014, 07:09
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squeeze part of logo
Hi,

I would like to have less space between the 2 parts of the "M" in the attached logo. But I do not want to effect the rest of the logo. Can I cut it and put it back together so to speak? Not sure how to do it as I am new to gimp. thanks
.xcf  morhorse logo 1.xcf (Size: 1.08 MB / Downloads: 20)
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Sep 30, 2014, 08:14 (This post was last modified: Sep 30, 2014 08:14 by rich2005.)
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RE: squeeze part of logo
First thing change the mode from greyscale to RGB Image menu -> Mode -> RGB

Then on the morehorse logo layer.
Remove the white background Colors -> Color to Alpha The default is white.
That gets you to here. http://i.imgur.com/FByw2h2.png
With a guide in case I need a baseline to work with

Now you can make a selection. Use the free select tool.
You need to go between the legs of the A and a suitable point on the 'tail'
something like this http://i.imgur.com/DEigk5r.jpg

Now if you use Edit -> Cut to cut the selection followd by Edit -> Paste to paste back in as a floating layer
Move that floating layer, using the move tool, Keyboard arrows will nudge along, it is a large image so it looks slow.

Gets to here http://i.imgur.com/mkY9ncl.jpg

Anchor that floating layer down, do any small repair (erase) on the tail, put a white layer under.

http://i.imgur.com/IOQjrS8.jpg

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Sep 30, 2014, 22:43
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RE: squeeze part of logo
(Sep 30, 2014 08:15)ofnuts Wrote:  Your just need to "lift" the branches, cover them with white on the source image, and then before put them back in a new position... So, just a matter of doing a rough selection around them, copy/paste, "Layer>To New layer", paint over the original ones with white, and move the layer with the copied ones, then merge down.

You guys are amazing , 2 great ideas, I will try them. thanks
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