Thanks Carol, Mark and Malcolm.
I've been experimenting with all the suggested methods
and getting various results. As far as making it trasnparent
(how, when, why), I could use some advice. :)
On Tuesday 02 November 2004 02:31, you wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 01:54:19AM -0500, Tom wrote:
> > Thanks Eric. Here it is.
> > On Tuesday 02 November 2004 00:14, Eric Pierce wrote:
> > > There are a billion different ways to do what you're talking about.
> > > But it really comes down to the quality/properties of the image you
> > > have.
> > >
> > > Show us what you have.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 01:13:21AM -0500, Tom wrote:
> > > > (new to gimp)
> you are not the only one new to gimp ....
> > > > I would like to change the background color of a photo,
> > > > (preferably with a gradient or shadow effect)
> > > > but it's a single layer (jpg). I tried to 'select by color'
> > > > and replace it, but the edges of the object in the foreground
> > > > turn out jagged and looks bad. I also tried to invert the
> > > > selection and cut and paste it into a new image file, but it looks
> > > > just as bad.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas would be appreciated.
> sounds like you are handling the image fine, you just need to take a few
> more steps with it. because the background is almost all of the same
> color, selecting by color or contiguous color areas is the quickest.
> (that is what you did). additionally, under the Selection menu is
> "Feather". this option takes away the jaggies.
> you figured out how to make it transparent?
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