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Placing yourself around the world in GIMP

Post#1 by trandoductin » 08 Oct 2016, 17:50

In this simple tutorial, we'll put an image of a person(you) in any place around the world (like a famous landmark).
I'll be using an image of me and a scaled down image of The Great Wall of China
1. Open image of your a person (you) in GIMP (menu "File", then "Open", then browse to image and select image, then click "Open").
travel_the_world_01_me.png # (280.18 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
2. Open image of a famous landmark (or anywhere) around the world.
travel_the_world_02_great_wall_of_china.png # (1.09 MiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
3. Click on image of person. Click "Free Select Tool".
travel_the_world_03_click_Free_Select_Tool.png # (38.36 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
4. Click around (outline) of the person, returning to the first point to close the shape up. While clicking points, you can zoom-in/out by holding Ctrl key and scroll your mouse to place the points more accurately. If you placed the point in the wrong place you can just hover over a point, a circle will show up and you can drag this point to the right place and then continue until you close up the shape you want.
travel_the_world_04_click_around_area_and_return_to_the_starting_point.png # (166.26 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
5. Ctrl-C to copy the selected shape. Click on famous landmark image, then Ctrl-V to Paste it in there as a floating selection.
travel_the_world_05_ctrl_c_then_ctrl_v_on_great_wall_image_to_get_floating_selection.png # (528.36 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
6. Right-Click floating selection (in Layers Window) and select "To New Layer".
travel_the_world_06_right_click_To_New_Layer.png # (147.91 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
7. Now we scale the person up/down to a decent size. Click the "Scale Tool".
travel_the_world_07_click_Scale_Tool.png # (37.9 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
8. Click on person (pasted on landmark). You'll see person shown with like a cage with lots of lines like a grid with Control areas on the corners and sides.
travel_the_world_08_click_on_image_of_me.png # (543.75 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
9. Click and drag a corner to scale up/down. Hold Ctrl key (on Windows) while dragging to keep aspect ratio (as to not make the person look shortened/lengthened).
travel_the_world_09_click_and_drag_a_corner_to_scale_ctrl_to_keep_aspect_ratio.png # (543.63 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
10. Let go the mouse button when you're happy with the size of person on landmark and then click the "Scale" button in the floating "Scale" Window.
travel_the_world_10_click_Scale_when_done.png # (267.26 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
11. Now we move the person to where we want. Click on the "Move Tool".
travel_the_world_11_click_Move_Tool.png # (493.42 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
12. Click and drag the person (on landmark) to a location that we like.
travel_the_world_12_click_and_drag_to_move_layer.png # (477.34 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
13. Now, we can save the result as .xcf file (menu "File", then "Save As...") to work with later. Or we can export (menu "File", then "Export As...") result as an image file (a .png or .jpg).
travel_the_world_13_result_now_save_file.png # (1009.87 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
Here's a showcase of what we've successfully created. We took an image of a person (you) and placed them anywhere (in this case The Great Wall of China) around the world.
travel_the_world_14_showcase.png # (482.04 KiB) Viewed 995 times (Watermarked | Thumbnail)
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