__/ [Troy Piggins] on Saturday 03 September 2005 04:02 \__
> * Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Troy Piggins] on Friday 02 September 2005 06:41 \__
>>> Apologies if I don't use the correct terms - I am a very new user to
>>> I would like to create a banner type logo on my home page, and was
>>> thinking about blending(?) two (or maybe more) photos together. I'd
>>> like a close up, say, of the my head/face on one corner, then that
>>> gets transparent over another background image, say, a landscape of a
>> "the my head/face" indicates that you felt it was too egoistic and
>> changed the phrasing. *wink*
> Hehe. Far from it - you should see my rough head. Too many meat pies :-/
>> o Open the face in one window
>> o Open the background in another window
>> o Hover with the mouse over the face, right-click (right-handed mouse
>> o Layers -> Layers, Channels and Paths (GIMP 1.2.x)
>> o Reduce the opacity value as much as you desire
>> o copy the face image (CTRL+C)
>> o Paste the selection in the background image (CTRL+V)
> Thanks. That opacity is a cool thing indeed. I think somewhere in
> between your post here and Joal's followup, I am getting there.
> See my followup to Joal - my last paragraph. I think I explained better
> there the end result I want.
> Thanks again.
__/ 4 minutes earlier [Tony Piggins] added: \__
> It certainly helped me get started. Just need to figure out how to move
> that pasted selection.
> Also, by "blending" I think I meant (in gimp terminology) to use a
> gradient from the pasted selection to the background image. So imagine
> my (handsome :-/ ) face on the left side of image, pasted there as we did
> above, then from the right side of my image there is a gradient from the
> foreground image to the background image. I tried gradient with color
> erase mode and it almost looked like what I wanted, but the foreground
> image didn't completely disappear to nothing over the background.
In that case, you want to apply transparency that varies from left-to-right
or vice versa.
o Take the face image
o Zoom in (tap +) until it fits display (for convenience)
o Make selection of a vertical line (1-pixel wide) in the image
o (*) Change opacity value of the selection
o Move to next vertical line, repeating (*) with a different opacity value
o At the end, copy and paste image onto the background.
I hope the image you are dealing with is small enough to make this
practical. If it is large, come back and I'll come up with something more
Hope it helps,
PS - In that site banner, are you holding a lightsabre by any chance? I
suspect it may not help business, unless you are in showbiz.
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