Name: [071] Horst Jens
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Description: Hi, my name is Horst JENS, living in Vienna, Austria. I teach children how to program open source games (mostly using python / pygame): My own python game book project can be found at For more videos, check out my youtub ...

graphic: tranparent background with GIMP (English) [ID:491] (1/1)

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This videos shows how to edit a graphic with the open-source program GIMP to change the graphic's background color to transparent. The video shows how to use the clipboard and some selection tools of GIMP.

The video was recorded on Ubuntu Linux.

License: Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike (BY NC SA)

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14. anonymous Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:08

useful, easy to follow. thanks

13. anonymous Sat, 03 Oct 2009 14:11

Hello Horst,

thank you for the video about the transparency around an image. This saved me time.

~ Guenther

I never knew how to do this. It will certainly help me in my projects. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge.

11. anonymous Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:19

In gimp, Create Text on transparent background - then "place" or import into pagemaker 6.5, place on top of photo, can see photo thru letters.

nice. Under the filter menu, there is a color to alpha that makes a solid background color transparent, but you technique is more flexible for mixed background like from an actual photo.

9. anonymous Sat, 01 Aug 2009 09:32

It's very great

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7. anonymous Wed, 06 May 2009 09:52

This is really helpful, Thanks fpr making the video.

6. anonymous Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:33

This is helpful. Background control is not obvious

5. anonymous Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:10

i wants to speak English batter

Cool; this is a fun video to follow along with. I downloaded the GIMP, it's a nice tool. Thanks Horst this was a fun video!

2. anonymous Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:00


Я - начинающий брейкдансер. Хочу изучить новые фигуры брейкданса.

Где и как это можно сделать, сколько будет стоить?

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