View Full Version : useful hints for gimp ?
07-10-2012, 06:48 PM
well first, thanks to those that have help me out so far, im learning how to use gimp to make sigs. trying to get better at it. so was wondering what are some useful ways to remove say some white in the back from an image so that it blends with the rest of the sig. for example if i had a ghost recon logo but the picture has a white background box surrounding it. thanks in advance
07-10-2012, 09:35 PM
What I do to remove white backgrounds or any background I don't want from an image, is... I usually will use the 'free select' or 'fuzzy select' tool. Once I have the image surrounded that I want to keep (sometimes I up the zoom to 200% to get really accurate), I go to Select > Feather> and Feather it at 5.0px. Then I go to Select > Invert > and then just press the Delete key and it will remove the background =D When you feather the edges ( I prefer 5.0 px but you can play around with that) it helps blend the edges.
Also, before you remove a background, make sure you add an Alpha Channel to the layer you are working on =D I know it kind of sounds confusing but let me know if you need me to take screen shots or help you out any =D
07-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Gonna have to give that a try when I get some free time, Ty fatal
07-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Here's a link that I found and have been using ever since I started messing around with GIMP for signatures/avatars and renders:
07-11-2012, 09:11 PM
Here's a link to my photobucket folder that I use for all images that I render. Feel free to use any of them that you want, I'm constantly adding images to it daily.
07-11-2012, 10:34 PM