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  Drop Shadow Issues
Posted by: RandomTwirler - 12-12-2017, 08:15 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

Hey all, I'm using GIMP 2.8 on a Windows 10 OS. I've been working for several hours on a project, and everything has been fine up until now. I have been working with GIFs, adding text and borders to them, and have run into a snag. On the first GIF I was able to add text, with a drop shadow, and a border. No issue. 

The second GIF, the drop shadow does a weird 'striation/pixelation' effect when I go to duplicate my layers, in order to merge them together for the final product (to ensure every frame contains the effect). I've even gone through the process to merge the layers individually, to see if it would resolve itself...but it did not, even on the Playback.  Huh

Is there any way that I can avoid this layering issue? I didn't seem to have this problem with the first GIF, and I have done nothing different this time around, as far as I can tell.

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  How do you superimpose a red letter "x" or the word "sold" over an image in a photo
Posted by: touchofgoldauplaytor - 12-11-2017, 10:50 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I have gimp 2.8 and I want to be able to put the word "sold" or a large letter "x" over one item in a photo array of photos all on one page. I will be selling items from that one page and I would like to be able to mark the sold ones rather than have to create several photos with only one item per photo. Can someone please tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance.

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  Eye formation
Posted by: grit - 12-11-2017, 07:13 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

I would like to make perfect eye. [Image: Eye.jpg?VikhP_z05uDlNfU85tprMf5VT36zVPe7&itok=Rgh1CxuO]

When I select circle and Render- >Line nova, it renders across all image and not inside the circle only.

How to render line nova inside the circle and how to make lines appear as on eye ?
They are not straight but somewhat wiggle.

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  Does gimp have optical filter imitations?
Posted by: godek - 12-11-2017, 01:56 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (9)

I saw this in this book called mastering filters for photography. I am guessing it is from photoshop. Here is the image below.
I am curious if gimp has anything like this or ufraw does maybe? I tried looking for it but wasn't able to find it as why I am asking here in this forum.
[Image: 24grc4w.jpg]

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  Auto resize layer boundary after moving layer?
Posted by: micha - 12-11-2017, 12:34 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

Hi there,

I'm a little struggling with layer boundaries in gimp. Confused
Maybe it's because I'm more used to photoshop...

If I move a layer, the layer boundary does not contain the whole canvas any more. This seems very odd to me, because I can't fill or draw at the whole canvas anymore. First, I have to resize the boundary manually.

Is there a way to resize the layer boundary automatically after moving the layer? Basically I want the layer boundary allways fit at least the canvas... is this possible?

I'm using gimp 2.8 on windows


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  Scatter brush?
Posted by: grit - 12-10-2017, 01:25 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

How to make shapes appear without  angle tilt  and without  overlap ?

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  Do I Make Graphic Design for Print Size Correctly?
Posted by: TechnicGeek - 12-09-2017, 04:54 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)


I have been designing for not long time and I still feel that I don't connect some dots properly.

I am mainly interested in knowing how to make final design file print compatible.
I want to make sure it will 300 DPI and be in high resolution to be printable.

Here's my workflow:

1. I download free clipart/vector and immediately open it in GIMP
2. I do adjustments, add other elements from other files, add text
3. Before finishing and exporting graphic I set print size to 300 DPI in "Image" > "Print Size"
4. I flatten everything and export into .PNG ready to print

- Do you see any mistake in this process that would make final design not print-ready?
I am concerned about opening .JPG/.PNG graphic elements. Must they be 300 DPI before I even start working with them?

- Does it matter when I set "Print Size" to 300 DPI? Must it be done in the beginning or as long as it's done before
exporting project to final design, it does not matter?

- I often would create new page where I would modify graphic elements and I would not set DPI before I do that.
Is it bad?


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  Half picture when printing on Pixma pro-100
Posted by: xune - 12-09-2017, 02:35 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.9.x - Replies (2)

I get half picture, look at example, when i try printing from Gimp 2.9.6 on windows 10. Anyone who has an idea what to do?


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  What is a Yellow Selection and How to Deselect It?
Posted by: TechnicGeek - 12-09-2017, 12:45 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I have often yellow selection appearing that I want to get rid of because I can't seem to work outside of that selection. So far it appeared when I pasted new later and had to anchor it. The selection still stayed there after anchoring. Another time it appeared was when I resized canvas. New canvas was alpha color and I could not paint it white because I could not work outside of that selection. This is a selection that I am talking about:


Why do I need this selection and how to deselect it?


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  can I make this font effect into its own font?
Posted by: gib65 - 12-08-2017, 09:25 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)


I created the image below in Gimp:

[Image: nuclear powered engine.png]

What I did was I typed out "nuclear powered engine" and then selected the text and stroked it with red.

Now I'm wondering if it's possible to make this into a customized font--that is, a yellow font that is automatically stroked in red (1 pixel thick). Is this possible?


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