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Blur / darken a selection as a new layer?

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Blur / darken a selection as a new layer? S.Bob 29 Jan 16:04
  Blur / darken a selection as a new layer? Liam R E Quin 29 Jan 21:53
S.Bob
2020-01-29 16:04:33 UTC (8 months ago)

Blur / darken a selection as a new layer?

Hi All;

I wan to select a rectangle on an image, and do the following:

- make the selection a new layer so I can easily move it around and resize it if needed

- add a border to the selection

- blur / darken the background of the selection

- add text to the selection

I know I can add the text as a new layer, not sure how to properly do the other items, thoughts?

Thanks in advance

Liam R E Quin
2020-01-29 21:53:58 UTC (8 months ago)

Blur / darken a selection as a new layer?

On Wed, 2020-01-29 at 09:04 -0700, S.Bob wrote:

Hi All;

I wan to select a rectangle on an image, and do the following:

- make the selection a new layer so I can easily move it around and resize it if needed

copy (or copy visible if more than one layer is involved), then paste in place, then press the newlayer button in the layers dialogue.

- add a border to the selection

select->border and fill wit pink :)

- blur / darken the background of the selection

gaussian blur, and curves

- add text to the selection

text will be a new layer over the rectangle group.

I know I can add the text as a new layer, not sure how to properly do
the other items, thoughts?

There isn't really a "properly" - it's what works for you.

The best book of GIMP tutorials i've seen is "The Artist's Guide to GIMP" but i think that's for gimp 2.8, so might not work perfectly.

slave liam

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