Graphics - Quick Tips

Posted on 05-04-2019 by Nadir Latif

Following are some quick tips related to Graphics:

Adding transparent background to images using GIMP

To make the background of an image transparent using GIMP:

  • First open the image using GIMP
  • Click on Layers -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel
  • Click on Tools -> Selection Tools -> Fuzzy Select
  • Click on the part of the image that should be transparent. This will highlight a section of the image. Next press delete. This will make the selected portion of the image transparent
  • After that click on File -> Export As. Next save the image
Drawing rectangles in an image using GIMP

To make the background of an image transparent using GIMP:

  • Go to Windows -> Dockable Dialogs -> Colors, then select a color
  • Next go to Tools -> Selection Tools -> Rectangle Select. Next select the rectangular area
  • Next go to Edit -> Stroke Selection. After that press Enter.

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