* Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [Troy Piggins] on Saturday 03 September 2005 04:02 \__
>> * Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [Troy Piggins] on Friday 02 September 2005 06:41 \__
>>>> 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
>> 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.
> __/ 4 minutes earlier [Tony Piggins] added: \__
>> 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
> sophisticated. *smile*
I see what you are saying, but I was hoping it would be something as
easy as the tool "fill with a color gradient", and using the "fg to
transparent" gradient. Instead of fg color it would be fg image, or
something like that.
What I had in mind would be quite complicated doing it one pixel wide at
a time because of the size. Nifty idea though.
I will keep playing with it. At least I am learning heaps as I
And no, there isn't a lightsabre in this image :) That was just a side
thing I thought of ;)
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