Crop tool in Gimp... (For Torie)

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Crop tool in Gimp... (For Torie)
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:30pm
Torie, Here is the crop tool in Gimp.
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To use it, have your photo open, then click the crop tool. Then drag and click again and it will crop out anything outside of the box you have drawn. You can change the options for cropping too. You can crop just one layer, or the whole project you are working on. It will depend on if you have the box, "current layer only" checked.

You can set a specific size for the crop box, instead of having to drag and draw your own box. Just click "fixed" and change the drop down to "size", and put in whatever size box you want. For example, 200x200. Those are pretty much the only options I've played around with when cropping something. I really don't know what all the other stuff means. :0) Hope this helps.
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Registered: 04-13-2010
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 9:30am
oh great! thanks, I'll definitely be playing around with that tonight or tomorrow!!!


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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 11:23pm
Liz wrote a tutorial for masks... http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Tips-Tutorials/Using-photomasks-in-GIMP/m-p/83942140

If you have any questions just ask! :-)

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Thank you Dedi and Kelly for my
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Registered: 04-13-2010
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 10:00pm
hmm, so I'm playing around with it. I did actually use this before however I didn't know there was an option to select current layer only - thanks ladies. Now I can crop out stuff I don't want.

So I was trying to figure out how to make different shapes. I have no idea how to use masks, I've tried but I have to find one of the tutorials I guess!

But I did use the eraser function to sorta shape it out ;)

I'm working on my first one with a pic, we'll see how it turns out!!!


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Registered: 04-13-2010
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 9:11pm
thanks! I can't wait to get a little time to play with this!!


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Registered: 02-16-2008
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 7:03pm

In addition, you can crop just the current layer you're on and not the whole image by clicking the box next to "Crop current layer only."

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:40pm

Thanks for posting this, Olivia. I've added it into the Gimp tut list. :)