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How to cut or combine paths in GIMP

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How to cut or combine paths in GIMP Kjotvi 21 Jan 02:21
  How to cut or combine paths in GIMP rich404 21 Jan 09:19
   How to cut or combine paths in GIMP rich404 21 Jan 10:37
2019-01-21 02:21:48 UTC (4 months ago)
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How to cut or combine paths in GIMP

I am trying to do a simple clipping math in GIMP, and I need to combine a circular path with a bump out to show part of the image that extends beyond the circular path. In my experience I would either cut the circle or delete a short section of the circle, then link the end points of the "bump-out" to the new end points fo the circular path. Alternatively I could have the "bump-out" overlap the circle, and merge the two.

I can find no "delete path section", "cut path section", or "merge paths" language (or anything similar) anywhere in the GIMP manual. How would I go about accomplishing this?

2019-01-21 09:19:39 UTC (4 months ago)
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How to cut or combine paths in GIMP

I am trying to do a simple clipping math in GIMP, and I need to combine a circular path with a bump out to show part of the image that extends beyond the circular path.

Clipping Path? A nasty PS thing for jpegs? No good trying to apply PS concepts to Gimp. If you have not already seen this worth a look.

http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/How_to_Isolate_an_image_and_create_a_clipping_path_for_text_flow

In my experience I would either cut the circle or delete a short section of the circle, then link the end points of the "bump-out" to the new end points fo the circular path. Alternatively I could have the "bump-out" overlap the circle, and merge the two.

I can find no "delete path section", "cut path section", or "merge paths" language (or anything similar) anywhere in the GIMP manual.

The section is https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-tool-path.html

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would I go about accomplishing this?

In pictures: https://i.imgur.com/ayyAcDw.jpg

Ctrl-Shift-click (Command-Shift maybe for Mac) deletes a control point or a segment between control points

Control points not in the correct place, add as required with Ctrl-click

Gimp is built around plugins and paths are no exception.

Lots here http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-path-tools/files/scripts/ all python plug-ins

and about 5 down ofn-path-edits.py Comes with documentation on use, although for joining control points they have to overlap closely.

screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/hDix8IL.jpg

Still using Gimp 2.8? Time to upgrade to Gimp 2.10 (unless of course unlucky to have a Mac)

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

2019-01-21 10:37:12 UTC (4 months ago)
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How to cut or combine paths in GIMP

Additional to the previous:

To add a mask in Gimp Layer -> Mask -> Add Layer Mask

see: https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-layer-mask-add.html

A few ways but say, using Black (full transparency) then Path-to-selection, fill the selection with white.

Saving as a Gimp .xcf keeps masks, paths, active selections. For an export, png keeps transparency, You can try exporting as a psd, but as-far-as-I-know while you get transparency & a layer mask, that is all. No paths transferred.

rich: www.gimp-forum.net