On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 6:34 AM, JamesGreen <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
> I used Gimp back when it first came out and I use to know my way around it
> pretty well. Not anymore! I just got Gimp 2.6.8 and OMG...it has like 100x the
> feature set of the original! I'm lost and can't make it work. :(
> So, I thought that if I explain what I need to do maybe some of you could
> point me in the right direction.
> I'm trying to create an icon for my guild in an MMO. The icon must be exactly
> 20x20 pixels and no more than 57k bytes total. Easy enough. I want to use the
> head of an digital image I found, cut it out, create a mirror of it, then
> rotate it 45 degrees (so that I can get the largest image of the head as
> possible), and then paste it onto a 200x200 pink (255 R/0 G/ 255B) canvas. I
> will then reduce the image down to 20x20 and import it into the game. The pink
> layer will be transparent in the final in-game product.
> I think I can figure out how to rotate the 2nd, head, layer without
> disturbing the pink layer...But I'm having problems with creating the mirror
> image. Where is the mirror function in the menus? Is there a mirror function
> in Gimp?

You probably want one of the two 'flip' items in Image->Transform menu.
Or if you want to just mirror a single layer, Layer->Transform menu
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