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Searching for python scri...
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  Portal Functions?
Posted by: Chaplain Mark - Yesterday, 09:01 PM - Forum: Gimp-Forum.net - Replies (1)

Would someone kindly explain to this gimp forum newbie the purpose and functions of the Portal?

I hate asking newbie questions, but it's how I learn, Y'all....!!   Big Grin

Thanks in advance...

Chaplain Mark

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  PS NIK filters for Windows Gimp 2.8
Posted by: rich2005 - Yesterday, 04:40 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (1)

Another post asked about using the PhotoShop NIK collection of filters with Gimp and was a bit baffled about the necessary modifications to the shellout.py plugin.

The easiest way by far is install the Gimp 2.9 development from http://www.partha.com It has pre-configured 'launchers' for each filter. Unfortunately these do not work with the regular Gimp 2.8.x so a quick modification to shellout.py attached. To avoid any confusion it is called NIKshell.py

First though you need the monster 450 MB NIK collection installer.

1. Go to https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ and click on download.
2. You need to enter an email address, where they send a down load link. It can be a disposable email address, it is try-and-see what works.


3. With Nikcollection installer and NIKshell.py downloaded, Run the Nikcollection installer. Choose language.
4. Just continue


5. The usual license agreement that nobody ever reads
6. The important bit, accept the default Destination folder. The NIKshell.py script is setup for there.


7. Almost at the end, nothing to do here, Click on Install.


The NIKshell.py plugin This is a regular Gimp plugin. Unzip it. Put it in your Gimp profile, usually:

Start Gimp, open an image, bottom of the Filters menu is NIKshell, which opens a dialogue. Choose a filter and ok

[Image: kICOVE5.jpg]

Looks like this, these are monsters and might run a little slow. When complete a "Save" takes you back to Gimp.

[Image: iE3tarX.jpg]

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  What is the best font and color combination to write on this?
Posted by: JediMaster362 - Yesterday, 04:21 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

Hi. I am wondering what would be the best font and color combination to use for adding text onto this image. I am in the middle of making a video for YouTube, and I would appreciate a little assistance with this, as I never know how to make the text stand out on images like this.

Thanks in advance.

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  What the Right Way to Color-Fill Fonts as Objects?
Posted by: TechnicGeek - Yesterday, 10:37 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I found a good font in online editing program, exported as raster, opened in GIMP and decided to change color.
Used bucket-fill and upon closer zoom, it has edges which are not smooth, more like pixelated a little:


What would be the correct way of doing that without losing quality?


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  Thinning out lines?
Posted by: awow27 - 01-22-2018, 07:48 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

Hi everyone! I'm fairly new to gimp.

So, I want to make the lines of this diamond render thinner than they are.

[Image: cRFRJyQ.png]

I'm planning to use it as a border for another image, so really the thinnest line possible would be great. I've tried using the eraser, but it ends up being uneven. I've also tried just using different selection tools so I could cut it, but I can't find one that will select it in the shape I need (ie not in a horizontal rectangle/circle).

Any help would be greatly appreciated Big Grin

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  Guillotine Script for all layers
Posted by: mwaxman1 - 01-22-2018, 05:46 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I have downloaded a deck of playing cards that has been printed to 151 pdf files, each with 9 cards printed in a 3x3 grid.  I need to separate each card on all of the PDFs into separate images, so I can send each individual card image to a card deck printer.  I have gotten as far as combining all pdf files into a single PNG, with each 3x3 page as a separate layer.  I have setup guillotine and/or web slice to pull apart the pictures correctly on the first layer.  Is it possible to script either of these so they cut the same 3x3 grid out of all 151 layers and save each individual card as a seaparate .jpg?

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  Searching for python script islands to layers
Posted by: mich_lloid - 01-22-2018, 03:10 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (18)

Hi, I'm searching for a plugin that converts a layer's non-transparent items/islands to multiple layers with each layer an item/island.
Please help, I am non-programmer and tried very simple python script but am very novice.
Actions/steps should be:
1. make sure tranparency is already mask layer, else make mask layer with right-click Layer > "Add Layer Mask..." > "Layer's alpha channel"

2. make duplicate of current layer as backup named temp_layer.

3. select temp_layer

4. go to every pixel in every row in temp_layer, if pixel's transparency is 0 (mask layer pixel is black) than do nothing
if transparency is not 0 (mask layer pixel is not black) select "fuzzy select tool" on position of that pixel with settings "Threshhold" at 254.9 and checked off "antialiasing", "feather edges", "select transparent areas" and "sample merged".

5. duplicate temp_layer and call it item### or island### for example island001.

6. crop to selection in island001 layer (Layer > Crop to Selection).

7. go back to temp_layer and make selection fully transparent in mask layer by filling selection with black color

8. update temp_layer and repeat from step 3 or 4 to 8 untill there are no more islands in temp layer and temp layer is fully transparent (mask layer is fully black).

As I said I'm no programmer so I hope someone will make this or point me to script that already does this, I haven't found one on the internet, only for photoshop but I don't have photoshop.
Here's link for photoshop version: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/...yers-batch

Thanks in advance

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  bigger preview hack ?
Posted by: Espermaschine - 01-22-2018, 01:19 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (7)

I played around with a few more obscure filters in Gimp (Sinus and GIMPressionist).
They all have tiny previews....

There was a kind of hack years ago, that could be installed to get bigger previews but they stopped working in later versions of Gimp.


Theres also a guy here, who claims that the gtkrc can be hacked to get bigger previews:

So, is there a way for windows ?

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  more about floating layers
Posted by: Espermaschine - 01-21-2018, 03:03 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (12)

In this thread i learned about moving selections with a floating layer:

Today i found a link to a polish forum on my blog.

The problem was about a user trying to make a diagonal grid and one of my blog entries was given as the solution.

You use the Grid filter on a bigger transparent layer, then rotate to get diagonal stripes.
So in my example the canvas is 800x400px, but the grid layer is 1200x1200px.

Next, user was working with a layermask to non destructively "erase" some areas but whenever the layer is moved, the mask moves with it.

This is actually one of the features i'd like to see in Gimp. In PS you have a chain between mask and layer and unlinking it, lets you move them seperately.

One user gave the solution of using the Offset Dialogue (CTRL + Shift + O), which works on layer and layermask.
When i try to use the Float trick, only the visible pixels get selected.

So why can Offset move pixels outside the canvas area, but Select All cant ?


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  How to get these effects
Posted by: cheesecakevonmuffin - 01-21-2018, 10:48 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

Hi, I would like to know how to make these water colour effects? 
I've tried several brushes and even tweaked my own brush settings and used filters and I still didn't get the way I want it to.
Pls help

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