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23 April 2015 @ 02:02 pm
How do you re-stick the Tool Options menu to the toolbox? I work at the library only (no computer at home), and it reboots itself and solves my problem every time I get a new session. But in the mean time I get stuck with a loose menu that hides and gets itself behind the toolbox.  I think I am trying to click and drag something on the menu, maybe widen it, but it detaches itself and gets behind the toolbox.
I'm sure the best answer is "don't do that", but there are a lot of distractions here and it just seems to keep happening.
tool options

Also the program sometimes shuts down when I am trying to copy to a new GIMP document from on I'm working on. This might be the library not updating every time GIMP puts out an update, and there is a way around it by copying to  IE Paint from the current GIMP doc, then copying from Paint to new GIMP doc, but a little time consuming.

04 December 2014 @ 03:16 pm
Hello, I just started using GIMP last night and while I've made a few animated GIF's and they've worked correctly, any time I try to make an animated GIF now, all I do is run into problems with any images I use. I use GIMP 2.8 by the way.

When I go to open layers and add the multiple images I want, they now look like this:

I'll show you an example:

What am I doing wrong and how do I fix this? This happens not just when I use GIF's with couples in it, but now when I do single people, too. Please and thanks for any help.

PS: I don't know what to tag this, so please excuse there being no tags.
03 June 2014 @ 08:30 am
So I learned how to make meme font. My method is:

* Write what I want in black white ImpactCondensed.
* Add a few pixels to the Layer Boundary size.
* Alpha to Selection to outline the text.
* Grow the selection by 2-3 pixels.
* Fill the selection with black.

I want to macro this, because it's painfully time-consuming. I can barely understand the walls of text my Google results present me.

Can someone explain/make the macro for me, please?
20 December 2013 @ 05:47 pm
So one of the comms I'm still in here on LJ is holding a banner contest and while I want to join in, my only skills are in making icons and the fact that it requires text on it too makes it hard for me because I've never been able to master text worth anything on GIMP (let's put it this way, most icons I've ever put text on gets few, if any, votes DX).

In particular, text tutorials would help out A LOT, as would anything that deals with borders or just working on a space larger than 100x100. I especially want tutorials that use anime, manga, or JRPG images because most text tutorials I find use live action and that doesn't often translate well into drawn styles. XP
15 September 2013 @ 11:43 am

Looking for a place to show of your GIMP skillz and have a little fun celebrating your favorite TV shows? Head over to tv_universe and join the craziness. And ask for Team Dish!
04 September 2013 @ 05:06 pm
Dear comm members,
I am very new to the art side of things, I haven't even posted anything on lj yet. But I'd like to; I'm currently working on a prompt for the SPN fandom. Unfortunately, my muses ran rampant and now I'm a little stuck with gimp. So I'd love to talk to someone about their experiences with creating gifs there. Specifically, is there any way to avoid the mode switch to 'indexed' from RGB? Because that just about slaughters the whole thing (which you experienced people probably were already aware of but I wasn't). Grayscales are fine quality wise, but I'd love to keep it colored.
Also, I'm currently at 100+ layers for the background alone - the muses, I'm telling you - and that makes the .xcf file huge and veeery slow to work with. Not only do I still need to tweak the whole thing to smooth it out, but I also need to add the actual foreground sequence with the characters so now I'm thinking about doing that in a second file and merging both of them in the end, probably by creating a new layergroup for every single background layer. Has anyone done that kind of thing before or knows the problems I'm talking about? I'm sure there must be easier ways to do this, so any advice would be highly appreciated.

Dear mods, I have no idea about tagging this or if this is even the right place to ask these things so I'm sorry for all mistakes I probably made.
23 September 2012 @ 12:12 am

I have a question :)

Is it possible to achieve this effect in GIMP:
Cartoon-like wallpaper. If yes, can you tell me how?
I will be grateful for any help!
30 October 2012 @ 09:12 pm
I'm going to be stepping away from LJ permanently and I don't want to leave this community hanging. Who would like to take it over? Comments are screened.
23 August 2012 @ 10:47 pm
I am having trouble making an animated .gif. I have Gimp 2.8.

I go to file --> open as layers and open the screenshots I will be using. After I playback what the animation is going to look like, I then go to file --> save as but it will not let me save it as a gif. It tells me to go to file --> export which I do. When I go to save it as a .gif, I tick the boxes as animation and loop forever. After that it still doesn't work. Could someone explain what I'm doing wrong?
06 June 2012 @ 07:05 am
Hi there!

Apologies if this has been posted before. I looked, but its seven AM after an all nighter so I probably missed something.

Either way, if you could point me to tutorials with step by step images/text for how to use Layer Masks to remove a person from a detailed background that would be great! I've already looked at the ones over at the gimp'ed website and googled it pretty heavily. I'd really like to learn how to use these on the gimp - they look dead useful!