Need Help Cuting
I need help cutting out pics. You guys know how in paint when you box around a picture you can choose if you want to remove the white around the pic, how do you do that in Gimp?
Last edited by TheVGKing; 01-06-2008 at 06:07 PM.
About a hour or so a go, I've never used GIMP (or Paint for the matter), but just downloaded it/and had a quick play... not a bad pain program consodering it's FREE, although not as good as Photoshop obviously.
Anyway... GIMP does have a lot of the features of Photoshop.. namely a magic wand, and layer masks... so here's how you can mask out an image.
1. In pic 1, you'll see I've loaded up Mario which has a white background. To get rid of bg, in the left menu select the fourth tool (Fuzzy Select Tool) which I've circled in Green just in case you can't see it! LOL
2. Now, click the white area you don't want and all will be highlighted. You Could just delete this for you final image --- "BUT" I wouldn't do this. Should you delete part of the pic you don't want, you've shot it especially if you can't undo.
What you want is to add a Layer Mask. (Pic 2) On the right panel, right click on layer of mario and a pull-down menu appears... select "Add Layer Mask"
3. (Pic 3) A pop-up window will appear. Since you've already got a SELECTION (white area), click on Selection, and check the Invert mask box, since you are going to Mask Mario and not the other way around. Click on Add...
4. (Pic 4) Hey Presto, you have Mario without the white background.
Obviously, you might want to mask out objects where the background is not a single colour. You can use the Fuzzy Select again, but hold the SHIFT or ALT to Add or Subtract from the selection. Or After you have the layer-mask, select the layer-mask and when you draw with black, it with "remove" stuff, and draw with white and it will draw stuff back. So, you can get a big black brush, and do a rough "removal" around your image, then Zoom in, and using a smaller brush (reduce hardness too) to remove in finer detail.. if you make a mistake, just draw in white.
Anyway... hope this helps.
Originally Posted by MARKER
This makes life so much easier. Thank You. i was using a crappy site to do all of mine. lol