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Posted 9/12/08
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Posted 10/22/08
How do you the fading design using GIMP ?
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Posted 10/22/08

Chirstina_33 wrote:

How do you the fading design using GIMP ?


Well, there is more than one way to do it, but here is one way to fade out a picture. This tutorial that I found is only a partial fade out, but using this method you could fade out more if you chose to. This one is a relatively simple tutorial but I hope it helps you in some way.

Gimp fade out effect
23/11/07 16:12 Filed in: Gimp

Gimp fade out effect example


Requirements
For this tutorial I'm assuming that you're able to

* crop images
* add layer masks
* make selections
* apply filters


Step 1: Crop to area of interest

The first step is to crop the image down to the area of interest.

Don't crop too much since the blur removes parts of the outer image.





Step 2: Add layer mask

In the second step we add a layer mask by right-clicking on the layer, then clicking "Add layer mask".

In the "Add layer mask" dialog that appears, select White (full opacity) and click "OK"







Step 3: Highlight fade-out edge area

Select the area around the edge that you want to fade out.

The select tool you use will depend on the area (for example the rectangle select for a rectangular or square area).

In our case we use the lasso select tool to highlight an area along the bottom and right edges.



Step 4: Hide fade-out edge area

Fill the selected area with black.

Since we're working on the layer mask this means the selected area will be colored transparent, effectively hiding (not removing!) the fade-out edge area.





Step 5: Blur the layer mask

Deselect the selection (Ctrl+Shift+A). Then goto "Filters" -> "Blur" -> "Gaussian Blur".

In the dialog that appears, select 20 pixels as the horizontal and vertical blur radius. Leave the Blur Method as "IIR".

Since we're still working on the layer mask the filter will apply only to the layer mask, blurring the fade-out edge area.



That's it!

Posted 10/23/08

Angel_Of_Tenderness wrote:


Chirstina_33 wrote:

How do you the fading design using GIMP ?


Well, there is more than one way to do it, but here is one way to fade out a picture. This tutorial that I found is only a partial fade out, but using this method you could fade out more if you chose to. This one is a relatively simple tutorial but I hope it helps you in some way.

Gimp fade out effect
23/11/07 16:12 Filed in: Gimp

Gimp fade out effect example


Requirements
For this tutorial I'm assuming that you're able to

* crop images
* add layer masks
* make selections
* apply filters


Step 1: Crop to area of interest

The first step is to crop the image down to the area of interest.

Don't crop too much since the blur removes parts of the outer image.





Step 2: Add layer mask

In the second step we add a layer mask by right-clicking on the layer, then clicking "Add layer mask".

In the "Add layer mask" dialog that appears, select White (full opacity) and click "OK"







Step 3: Highlight fade-out edge area

Select the area around the edge that you want to fade out.

The select tool you use will depend on the area (for example the rectangle select for a rectangular or square area).

In our case we use the lasso select tool to highlight an area along the bottom and right edges.



Step 4: Hide fade-out edge area

Fill the selected area with black.

Since we're working on the layer mask this means the selected area will be colored transparent, effectively hiding (not removing!) the fade-out edge area.





Step 5: Blur the layer mask

Deselect the selection (Ctrl+Shift+A). Then goto "Filters" -> "Blur" -> "Gaussian Blur".

In the dialog that appears, select 20 pixels as the horizontal and vertical blur radius. Leave the Blur Method as "IIR".

Since we're still working on the layer mask the filter will apply only to the layer mask, blurring the fade-out edge area.



That's it!



Ok,another question ....
Do you know how to change the background of a pic ?
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Posted 10/23/08


Well for any program you have to do that by rendering. And there just happens to be a link to a video tutorial that gives a quick how to on rendering using gimp in the avatar questions and tutorial requests thread.

click here

Once you render what you want to keep, then you can change the background and do anything else you want to your picture for what you want. Rendering does take patience and great care, if you want to render correctly and efficiently without messing up.
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