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Time to ask the experts

May 1, 2012, 00:59
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Time to ask the experts
Hello Everybody,

Today I downloaded GIMP and was unsuccessful in completing the most modest of tasks, though I spent the day watching Youtube tutorials and playing with the program. I am a blues singer trying to develop my website (bluesevolution.com) and the front page has a slider which will accommodate photographs. The task I have been trying to accomplish is to add the photograph of a blues musician to a background. The same background and dimensions would be used on each picture, which I will then upload to my website server. I'm sure (after watching some of the things that can be accomplished with this software) that this task must be very simple.

If it is appropriate, I hope I can hire someone in the group to perform this task on one of the artists and give me a sort of step by step walk through of how to do it. I have about 100 such pictures that need to be made and so I can't afford to pay someone to do all of them, but if you can do one and then write me with the instructions, then I can do the rest myself. I will pay whatever seems fair. I'm a blues singer, not an artist.

Yes!
Quinn
P.S. Since I am unfamiliar with this group but noticed that I can add an attachment, I have attempted to add an attachment of the two photographs I am speaking of. I don't know if I was successful but let's put a positive spin on it.
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May 1, 2012, 22:40
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RE: Time to ask the experts
Typically you:
- open the background image
- Use "File/Open as layers" to load the picture of the musician above the background.

Easier said that done, though, because the success of this kind of things is how the top layer blends into the one below.

It seems that with the Albert King picture you tried to have a blend between the picture an the background of the web page. This was a good start but since you didn't save the picture in a format that supports transparency it didn't work as you expected. You have to save the file in PNG format for this (see here for some background information).

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