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setting bleed lueque 29 Sep 19:04
  setting bleed rich404 30 Sep 10:24
   setting bleed lueque 30 Sep 14:37
2020-09-29 19:04:45 UTC (25 days ago)
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hello!
I am setting up a document to print 8.5x11 inches with .125" bleed on all sides. I have added the extra size to my document, but cannot tell on the ruler where the .125" mark would be. How can I see this? also, I have gimp installed on my surface 7. even with making my icons within gimp set to enormous, everything from my tools, to the rulers to my dialog boxes are still so, so small. is there a remedy for this? (I'm usually using photoshop but could not afford the subscriptions, so I'm getting adjusted to gimp) any insights would be appreciated!
thank you

rich404
2020-09-30 10:24:02 UTC (24 days ago)

setting bleed

hello!
I am setting up a document to print 8.5x11 inches with .125" bleed on all sides. I have added the extra size to my document, but cannot tell on the ruler where the .125" mark would be. How can I see this? also, I have gimp installed on my surface 7. even with making my icons within gimp set to enormous, everything from my tools, to the rulers to my dialog boxes are still so, so small. is there a remedy for this? (I'm usually using photoshop but could not afford the subscriptions, so I'm getting adjusted to gimp)
any insights would be appreciated!
thank you

Gimp is of course, a raster editor and works in pixels, as usual no mention of actual size, however setting guides up for a bleed margin.

Make a rectangular selection, any size, any position

Into the tool options, set units to inches and enter position .125 / .125 then size 8.5 / 11.0 and the selection re-sizes

Use Image -> Guides -> New Guides from Selection

Turn off the selection Select -> None

example: https://i.imgur.com/bO3BRsO.mp4

You can make a 'safe' area the same way with appropriate values.

Save your work as a Gimp .xcf, that retains guides / selections / masks etc. as information in the xcf file. Export to send to the printing company.

Using a high resolution display? Nothing you can do from Gimp. There are Windows settings as a work around.

see: https://www.reddit.com/r/GIMP/comments/fj571f/microscopic_user_interface_elements/

I do wish ex-PS users would stop whinging about, "can't afford PS anymore", complain to Ad*be or give a little donation to Gimp. All volunteers, every little helps.

2020-09-30 14:37:39 UTC (24 days ago)
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setting bleed

Gimp is of course, a raster editor and works in pixels, as usual no mention of actual size, however setting guides up for a bleed margin.

Make a rectangular selection, any size, any position

Into the tool options, set units to inches and enter position .125 / .125 then size 8.5 / 11.0 and the selection re-sizes

Use Image -> Guides -> New Guides from Selection

Turn off the selection Select -> None

example: https://i.imgur.com/bO3BRsO.mp4

You can make a 'safe' area the same way with appropriate values.

Save your work as a Gimp .xcf, that retains guides / selections / masks etc. as information in the xcf file. Export to send to the printing company.

Using a high resolution display? Nothing you can do from Gimp. There are Windows settings as a work around.

see: https://www.reddit.com/r/GIMP/comments/fj571f/microscopic_user_interface_elements/

I do wish ex-PS users would stop whinging about, "can't afford PS anymore", complain to Ad*be or give a little donation to Gimp. All volunteers, every little helps.

Thank you very much, Rich!