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Caitlinpalomino 01-15-2011 02:46 AM

Question about Gimp?
How do i download Gimp i keep trying but it doesn't work how did other people do it??????

hflmusicislife 01-18-2011 01:07 PM

Hmm... I downloaded it just fine a couple months ago. Is there an error message coming up or something?

Caitlinpalomino 01-18-2011 06:16 PM

nah it just won't finish downloading it starts and then stops and then starts again!!

Caitlinpalomino 01-18-2011 06:29 PM

okay i now have managed to install gimp!!! but i have no idea how to use it!! can anyone help me???

hflmusicislife 01-18-2011 06:35 PM

I can try!! I'm not great, but I know the basics. Is there anything specific you want to learn how to do? Otherwise I can type of 3 or 4 things for you to try :)

Caitlinpalomino 01-18-2011 07:23 PM

well i just want to know a few simple things that you can do to your photos that look good!! if thats alright

Kitmagic 01-18-2011 07:40 PM

I have GIMP and I know the tools for cropping, moving, drawing, making a border, text, and a few other things. The best thing to do is look up exactly what you want to do on google because some things (like just making a border) involve several steps. You can also look up free fonts to download and add to your collection of fonts or patterns.

Hope that helped!

Caitlinpalomino 01-18-2011 07:46 PM

oh okay that sounds smart i will try that thanx heaps!!!

hflmusicislife 01-18-2011 07:56 PM

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I actually just learned how to do this today, but it's how you remove part of a picture. I attatched a before and after picture so you get the idea. But heres what you do:
1. Upload picture
2. Select the "clone tool" (it's toward the bottom of your toolbox)
3. Hold down control and select an area you want to duplicate. (So like if you're taking out a horse and you want to replace it with grass, you'd select a grass area.)
4. Click on the areas you want to replace with what you selected. You just have to play around with it to get it right.
5. Once you've finished, use the smudge tool (also at the bottom) and blend the edges together as needed so it looks real.

hflmusicislife 01-18-2011 08:05 PM

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You can also make the subject of your picture in color, and make the background black/white. You can also make the background sepia/with other colors. Just select what you want instead of "desaturate"
1. Upload photo
2. Go to Layers>Duplicate layer. (Also do control L to pull up the Layers menu)
3. Go to Colors>Desaturate
4. Then, Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel (this makes the top layer clear)
5. Click on the Eraser tool from your toolbox. You can change the brush size by using the Scale option.
7. "Erase" the top layer where you want the color to shine through.
8. If you are done with the picture, you can then go Image>Flatten Image, to merge the two layers. You can then save it. You can also save it when it's double layers, you'll just have to select "export" somewhere along the saving process. Also, make sure you do "save as" not just save because save replaces the original copy of the photo on your computer.

I attatched the same picture above with a really quick version of changing the background. (hense the green around the mane and tail ;) )

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