Tag: Gimp

Foreground to Background Blur with Gimp

I had cut the background out of an image, with the person in the foreground, and wanted a background that mimicked the SLR view of a low f-stop, where the foreground is sharp but background is blurred.

To do this in Gimp is interesting. I found an image with a very sharp background.
Here are the steps:

Remove background from an image with Gimp and Masking

This skill is useful as you can take pics of your friends and place them in different places that they have never been! There are a couple of tricks to make your work easier and results look better. I’ve written some notes to accompany this video, but there’s also 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Import the image, add transparency
Once you import an image it will not have transparency. For this you will need to highlight the layer, colors-> transparency -> add alpha channel. You will notice that the layer name goes from bold to not bold. Duplicate the layer, just in case of a mistake.