GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source image editing program, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence. It can be used for editing. Add {{User gimp}} to your user page to add the above userbox and place yourself in this category. Pages in category “GIMP users”. More recent additions, More. To assemble two (or more) images, simply create a new, transparent image of the required size, then open the images you want to add as layers and arrange.

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Now the entire speech bubble including the stalk will have the blinking dashed line around it. Right-click on the image to access the menus.

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They do what it says on the tin. Draw an oval around the text, making sure to leave enough white space so the text isn’t crowded. You can also view and edit the channels separately, making changes to a single color while viewing the full-color image in your image window. If the plugin is a filter, test it.

Layers in the GIMP are a powerful tool allowing you to do many things. Windows includes ZIP support by default. Views Read Latest draft Edit View history. The Decompose tool will decompose a colour image into a series of grey scale layers. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. The Crop tool can be used to crop gimpp clip the image, working on all layers of the image both visible and invisible. If you clone from a partially transparent source, the effect is weighted by the opacity of the source.

You can hide them by clicking on the arrow next to the tool name and deselecting Show Button Bar. If you wish, a comment of your choosing can be set for the image, such as the wikiibook settings, or a synopsis of how the image was made. By default, activating any tool will have the effect of showing its options under the toolbox.


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Thus, you can use as many brushstrokes as you like, and they will all mesh smoothly with one another. You shouldn’t usually go above 95, as the size grows significantly for no noticeable quality gain. Right-click and select Delete. The Alignment mode sets how the source position is offset from each brush stroke. Colour of the text, default is black. You may have to adjust the length setting so as not to “overblur”.

The first one will move the layer that you select and the second one will always move the active layer. This dialogue is opened when you click with the text tool on the image window.

Renders the text bimp smoother edges and curves. When this option is not enabled, all areas of the same colour in the rough selection will be selected. Even though the program’s layout updates instantly.

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On the right, you see the picture of a flower with a coherent noise pattern on it. This part of the process will involve painting out a section of the current layer, so if gomp the same layer your text is on, you’ll lose it.

Of course, GIMP plugins are not limited to file loading. To assemble two or more images, simply create a new, transparent image of the required size, then open the images you want to add as layers and arrange them as desired.

Free selection tool also called ‘Lasso’ let’s you create a selection by drawing it free-hand with the pointer and holding down the left mouse button, of course. The options in this section allow you to control.


This tool can be used to simulate setting a white point. In this mode, the first click you make when painting sets the offset between the source origin and the cloned result, and all subsequent brushstrokes use the same offset.


Clicking on either will bring the colour editor dialogue. In most situations, luckily, these features do little more than just make your workflow a tad easier, thus there might just be a different way to achieve the same results. This will allow you to draw the several ellipses necessary to create a thought bubble without cancelling the selection each time you click away from it.

Changing these will change the overall subjective quality of the image. You can clone from any layer of any image, by clicking on the image display, with the Ctrl key held down, while the layer is active as shown in the Layers dialog.

It reverses the gradient direction. Python plugins also require gimp-python. The lower this value is the more compression you’ll attain, at a cost to visual quality. Ctrl – puts the tool into straight line mode angles constrained to 15 degree incrementsalso click on the endpoint creates a horizontal guide. This must be done in the original, not the copy, because duplicating an image does not duplicate the Undo history.

In this mode, each brushstroke is treated separately. A slider appears after enabling this option.

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It updates in real-time as you change the settings. Striking effects may be obtained by recombining channels in a different model or order than they were decomposed in. If you want to change the offset, you can do this by switching to non-aligned mode, painting one stroke, wikiblok switching back to aligned mode. Text and background should never have the same brightness even if they’re different colours, since it makes it harder for the eye to distinguish between them.

My images aren’t perfectly aligned.