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-How to Create a Blend on GIMP Without Having to Use the Same Background!-
Hey(: My names Makena, &I'm going to show you a simple way on how to create blends on GIMP without having to use the same background (i.e. you don't have to use photo shoot pictures, per say.)
HERE ARE THE 2 IMAGES I WILL BE USING;
THE STEPS;; NOTE; If your images are not the same size, it's ok, I will explain how to adjust them in this tutorial as well.
1. Open up GIMP.
2. Go to File>Open.
3. Find 2 pictures you would like to use for the blend. (Remember, they can be totally different backgrounds if you want.)
4. Hold down 'ctrl' button to select the 2 images at once.
5. Press 'Open'. The pictures should open up in 2 separate windows.
6. Open up the layers menu if you haven't yet. (ctrl+L)
7. Go to one of the pictures, and press 'ctrl' and the letter 'c' at the same time.
8. Go to the other picture, and press 'ctrl' and the letter 'v' at the same time. Now there should be one of the pictures on top of the other.
9. Click on the 'New Layer' button. (Layer>New Layer) ;;
(NOTE; IF YOUR IMAGES AREN'T THE SAME SIZE, AND YOU CAN SEE BLACK/GREY CHECKERS IN THE BACKGROUND, GO TO THE SCALE TOOL (), AND AJUST THE IMAGE SO THAT THERE IS NO BLACK/GREY CHECKERS. THEN CLICK 'SCALE'.) 12. Right click on the 'Pasted Layer' in the Layers manual. Once you've done that, click on 'Add Layer Mask'. A window will pop up. Make sure the bullet is at 'White (full opacity)'. Click 'Add'. ;;
TIP; The more your gradient line goes out, the more fadded it will look.
14. Once you have your blend to your liking, right click on 'Pasted Layer' in the layers Manual. Once you've done that, click 'Flatten Image'. ;;
And there you have it! A blend! (: There are extra things you can do in the next post, so before you save your image, you can check out the extra things..but if not, then here's how to save your blend;
15. To save your blend, go to File>Save As
16. Put in whatever you want to name your blend, then but .jpg
17. A window may pop up that says something about Exporting your image. If it does pop up (it doesn't all the time), then click 'Export'.
18. Another window will pop up. Put the quality to 100. Then click 'Save'.
Congrats! You made a blend! (:
If you have any questions, or problems/complications, please PM me.
&don't forget to look at the next post for extra things you can add to your blend. (:
EXTRAS. These are some additional things you can add on to your blend. (Textures&Borders)
TEXTURES. STEPS; 1. Go to google images, or photobucket.com & search 'textures' in the search bar. 2. Once you find a texture you like, copy it. 3. Go back to GIMP (where your blend will already be opened). Press 'ctrl' and the letter V at the same time. your texture should be on top of your blend. 4. Use the scale tool () to adjust the dimensions. It doesn't matter if you don't put it to the exact measurments of the blend, because it will just scale it to the blend after anyways. 5. Once you've done that, press 'Scale'. 6. If you haven't already, open up your layers menu (ctrl+L) 8. Make sure 'Floating Selection (Pasted Layer)' is selected in your layers menu. 9. Use the 'Opacity' dial to fade it. There are also many other options you can use in the 'Mode'. (i.e. screen, overlay, dissolve, etc.) which is also in your layers menu. 10. Once you have it to your liking, go to Layer>Anchor Layer (The Layer thing is at the top where File, Edit, View, Image, etc. is. NOT in the layers menu.) 11. Voila! You have a texture. (: If you don't want to learn how to put a boarder on, then save it. (Saving instructions are in the first post)
*Add any text if you want to.
1. Open your blend on GIMP if it's not opened yet.
2. Open up your layers menu if it's not opened yet. (ctrl+L)
3. Go to your layers menu, right click on the 'Background' layer, and click on 'Alpha to Selection'. Once you click on that, there should be little "ants" going around your blend.
4. Now go to Edit>Stroke Selection
5. A window will pop up. Make sure your line width is set at 2.0
6. Click 'Stroke'
7. And you have a border! I may not look like it, but you do. Don't worry if the "ants" are still around your image, it doesn't matter.
8. Save your blend. (Saving instructions are in the first post).
*Add any text if you want to.
Last edited by gymnastics519; 04-03-2011 at 08:50 PM..
Re: -How to Create a Blend on GIMP Without Having to Use the Same Background!-
Great job! It looks so cool!
Thanks so much(:
As for the texture, I think it's also good for your first one! Just make sure the original texture isn't that blurry so you can come out with an even better results the next time. (:
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