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GIMP - comprehensive tutorial I can download?


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cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
28 Feb 2021 8:54AM
Being a poor pensioner (aren't most of us) I have found this amazing FREE photo editing software but am really struggling to understand how it works.
Yesterday I managed to do exactly what I wanted to, to "fill" a Bahtinov mask I was making, worked a treat.
Today, what ever image I "open" I just get checkered pattern, no image.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong, did exactly the same as I did yesterday 😩

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chavender Avatar
chavender Plus
12 578 2 France
28 Feb 2021 9:29AM
I found This very helpful.
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cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
28 Feb 2021 12:40PM
Thanks for that, I'll have a listen.
pixel_Painter Avatar
28 Feb 2021 10:06PM
I use youtube for tutorials on photography, you may find what you need there.
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cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
3 Mar 2021 9:20AM
Thanks chavender, I'll work through it. I'm trying to separate a Bahtinov mask I generated on line which downloads as a .svg file and GIMP is the only program I have that will open it.
When does open it it appears as a "tablecloth" with the mask faintly showing through. What I need to do is remove the tablecloth!.
I'll get there, at 82 I'm a tenacious old bugger!!😎😎
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chavender Plus
12 578 2 France
3 Mar 2021 9:36AM
It may be simpler to convert it to another file format (png, jpg etc).
This will show you how (gimp is at the end).
Hope this helps.
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cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
3 Mar 2021 12:45PM
Thanks chavender. I have got Pixillion which converts anything to anything so been doing that but I really want to get my head round GIMP as it is a useful stacking tool for my astrophotography images.

Someone suggested Inkscape as a tool for processing .svg files directly. It does work very well I think. I managed to do what I needed to do to the .svg file and have saved it as a .tif which I can now print out.
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