Using photomasks in GIMP

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Using photomasks in GIMP
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Sun, 05-10-2009 - 6:36pm
To use a mask in Gimp (Use the same technique to cut a picture with a brush):



1. Open your image and do whatever edits you want to use.

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2. Open your mask. (If using a brush, stamp it on a transparent layer and skip to step 4)

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3. Resize your mask. Right click the mask layer in your layer palette and choose "Scale layer." Make it the same size as your photo.

step 3


4. Position the mask over the part of the photo you want to show.

step 4


5. Right click your mask layer in your layer palette and choose alpha to selection.

step 5


6. Click your photo layer, then ctrl-c to copy the selection.


7. Ctrl-v to paste the selection, then anchor the new layer to make it show.

step 7


8. Click the eye next to your original photo turn that layer off. Also turn off the mask layer.

step 8



Here's your finished product!

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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 3:23am

Thanks, Liz! :o)

  



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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 9:04am
You're welcome, Anne!
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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 9:15am

Just to let you know, because it was Ruby who posted the Gimp tut list, I can't edit this in but I hope to get it in soon! :o)

  



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Registered: 05-31-2004
Fri, 08-07-2009 - 4:31pm

Where did you get the heart mask?

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Fri, 08-07-2009 - 5:04pm

It was Liz who had the heart mask. Let me post to her and hopefully she'll remember where she got it. :o)

  



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Fri, 08-07-2009 - 5:04pm

Liz, can you answer post 5 in this thread, please? :o)

  



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Fri, 08-07-2009 - 9:36pm

I found it on this site: http://www.digiscrapbooking.ch/shop/.

It was free when I got it, but I'm not sure if it still is. It was made by tinette. Her blog link is: http://tinettedesins.blogspot.com/. It may be in the freebies section. Both sites are in French.

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Edited 8/7/2009 9:40 pm ET by cavenyee
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Sat, 08-08-2009 - 4:35am

Thanks, Liz. :o)

  



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Sat, 08-08-2009 - 8:22am

Thanks! :)

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Sat, 08-08-2009 - 6:07pm
I have it saved to My Pictures, and then when GIMP is open, go to File-->open-->My Pictures.
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