Photomontage with Gimp

Without the need to draw anything, we can make this free software a tool of choice for graphics of a website. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation) is an open source graphics editor that is a good alternative to Photoshop, although of a more laborious use.
Once mastered the use of this software, it becomes very useful for Web graphics.

How to give a blurred contour to an image.

Fuzzy border is often used in banners of websites.

How to superimpose an image into another.

Make your own advertisement pictures.

Merging two images with a fading effect.

Use a layer mask to build an awesome picture.

Transparent fuzzy border

Transparent fuzzy border and incrustation.

The transparency to a blurred border allows to merge one or several images in another.

Removing objects on a photo.

No need for Photoshop to suppress objects and rebuild the background automatically.

Creating a text and image logo.

Alpha to logo filters allow to make automatically fancy logos.

Clipping tutorial.

Learning to retrieve an object from an image for use in another.

Erasing the background of an image

Erasing the background of an image.

In some case filling the background with transparency is simpler than clipping an object.

Gimp can be of great service to a webmaster or developer. But mastering it takes time. If you spend two hours to study each question with one session per day, you should have acquired after a week what is required to make the graphics of a site with GIMP. You need to know:

The tutorial of the software is sufficient to learn all that is necessary but perhaps lacking details. To go further and apply this knowledge to build graphical components of a site, you have to use extra tutorials made by users like above...

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