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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:43 am

I'm using the Gimp and am trying to import a picture from a google image search onto my sig background. Below is the picture:

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Is there any way to take out the background of that photo so that only the body shows up on my black sig background? Thanks.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:33 am

Hi i use photoshop cs, but i think gimp is pretty much the same so there are two basic ways. The first way is the magic wand tool which outlines a section that has almost the same colour depending on the featherning, you click this button a few times while holding shift. You either try to outline the background or the picture you want. I only use this option if the background is a solid colour already. The next way is the polygonal lasso tool. This is the main way, pretty much you just start off at a point lets say jason bays helmet, and you pretty much connect the dots around his body, bat, etc. and back to his helmet. Once youve done this just press ctrl+c and then ctrl+v on to the background you want. I dunno if this is the same for gimp, maybe someone will post somehting explaining how to do it on gimp. sorry thats all i could help you with.
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:08 pm

Thanks a lot for the help, Photshop is a lot like gimp. Worked fine for me.
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Postby LooseCannon » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:36 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:Hi i use photoshop cs, but i think gimp is pretty much the same so there are two basic ways. The first way is the magic wang tool which outlines a section that has almost the same colour depending on the featherning, you click this button a few times while holding shift. You either try to outline the background or the picture you want. I only use this option if the background is a solid colour already. The next way is the polygonal lasso tool. This is the main way, pretty much you just start off at a point lets say jason bays helmet, and you pretty much connect the dots around his body, bat, etc. and back to his helmet. Once youve done this just press ctrl+c and then ctrl+v on to the background you want. I dunno if this is the same for gimp, maybe someone will post somehting explaining how to do it on gimp. sorry thats all i could help you with.


Damn that's the best typo I've seen in like a long time.....oh and BucsFan I'd be interested in seeing your work.
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:55 pm

Made my first sig, check it out below.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:02 pm

Just a hint, when cutting the players out make sure to zoom in.
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Postby RyanK » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:19 pm

also use the eraser to fine tune around the player
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:20 pm

Also you can get away with a lazy job when you use blending options like inner glow or drop shadow.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:21 pm

ok sorry i meant magic wand. AND please i repeat please do not use the magic wang tool. 8-o :-D
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Postby bucsfan04 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:04 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys, just made another sig which i like better than the first one.

When i hosted it through imageshack.us the letters became fuzzy. Anybody know why this is?
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