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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby ElmSparks30289 » February 22nd, 2013, 3:16 pm

Feeewww!Thanks, you guys!

Here's my somewhat failure that took me an hour:
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Riverfirebolt » February 22nd, 2013, 7:05 pm

Thanks for doing this Deanie but I am stuck already.

So can anyone help me out? I have followed your instructions Deanie and got my two images which I want to blend together and now cannot select which layer I want to work on or figure out how to change the order of the layers, in the other program I used you could just drag the layers in the toolbox to rearrange them or you could select the option to move layer up or down or to top or to bottom...I can't find any way of doing that with GIMP...I know there must be a way to do this. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby RoseFirebolt77 » February 22nd, 2013, 7:33 pm

River, when you first open up GIMP, you should have 3 windows. The left is your toolbox, the middle is your project, and the right is your layers box. It sounds like you are missing your layers box. To open it, you can press Ctrl+L or you can go to Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Layers. Once this window is open, you should be able to select layers to work on and click and drag them to change their order like you described. Just let us know if this doesn't fix your problem. ;)
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Riddle7052 » February 22nd, 2013, 7:50 pm

when i try erasing, it just turns white where i erase. how do you get the other layer to shine through?
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Heartrose » February 23rd, 2013, 2:00 am

Georgia, I had this problem you need to set the layer so it is transparent. I am not really sure but I clicked the layers option across the top, then transparency and then add alpha channel. This seemed to work.

So this is my second attempt...

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still not 100% happy as I think the bit in the middle is a bit bright, and I don't think the colours blend properly but it is so much better than anything I could do with my other one...so thank you again Deanie and everyone else learning GIMP to help us with these.
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Riddle7052 » February 23rd, 2013, 2:04 am

Thanks so much Heartrose! I'll try that and see if it works
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Riv » February 23rd, 2013, 9:26 am

Yes, Georgia, I constantly had that problem as well with GIMP. I had a slightly other way to do it than Heart, though, and it might have been a more difficult/longer one xD I simple erased a small part of the picture that I wanted to erase, then used the Magic Wand tool to select the white area, then went to Color -> Color to Alpha and simply clicked OK in the pop-up window. After that I had no problems erasing stuff and it simply went transparent. But I guess Heart's method is easier, so you can use that. ;)
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby Riddle7052 » February 23rd, 2013, 9:30 am

I'll have to try both of these and see which works best. Deanie also told me a way to do it, so I'll have plenty of options to choose from.
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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby deaniebeanie » February 23rd, 2013, 9:48 am

Oh wow Heart, that is really awesome! Especially since it's only your second try :O I personally think that the middle image is alright, but Riv and I are whipping up a tutorial for adjusting colors on a layer that isn't the Brightness and Contrast tool (a tool that both of us rarely use).

Elm, the erasing around Riddle is a little rough, but it's definitely not a failure. :]

Georgia - Be sure to tell us which one works best for you, and don't forget to post your final image :]

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Re: GIMP Tutorial 1: Simple Blending

Postby ElmSparks30289 » February 23rd, 2013, 9:50 am

xD. Yeah, I thought it looked rough, too. But it was my first try, so that's a start :lol:
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