On 10/18/2016 04:38 PM, Jan Kandziora wrote:
> Am 18.10.2016 um 22:22 schrieb Joseph A Nagy Jr:
>> Does anyone know of a good source for random camouflage patterns
>> for use in GIMP? I'm looking to make a firearms related image and
>> am wanting to use a camouflage background for the entire image.
> Camouflage patterns aren't random. See
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_camouflage_patterns

This is exactly the kind of thing the resynthesizer plugin does best.  I
don't recall if it's a stock part of the GIMP installation or has to be
obtained via a separate package.  If you don't have a menu item for Heal
Transparency as indicated below, check your package manager or the GIMP
plugin registry.

First, find or make a camo pattern that suits you.  The example below
was made from an image from wikimedia (see quote above), scaled down to
300x300 pixels to get quicker results.  The process:

1)  Open your sample camoflage image in the GIMP, save as XCF.

2)  Do Image > Canvas Size, and set it to the size you need your
finished background to be, with the existing layer centered.

3)  Do Layer > New Layer.  Select the sample layer, do control+c to copy
it, select the transparent layer, do control+v to paste the copied
layer, and click the "anchor" icon in the layers dialog to merge the
pasted copy into the transparent layer.

4)  Do Filters > Enhance > Heal Transparency.  If the "outward from
center" option is not already selected, select it.  In the sample below,
the 50px sample radius (default) worked quite well.  Hit OK and go make
a cup of coffee or something - this is a very complex and therefore
rather slow filter.  When you come back, you should like what you see.




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