I'm been working of my loved one's picture. Wel it's really simple. I wanted the background of that person to be blurred. Making the picture shot on a professional camera, of course simulates that the photographer is a professional. Second one, repairing the face using the healing tool, which I learned here http://preview.tinyurl.com/3dohvv ... I don't want to use it. I wanted to use a glowy effect, I don't like the SoftGlow Effect in GIMP because it just makes the picture white, and I think it also reduces the saturation of the picture. Is there some other glows of GIMP? By the way I became interested in GIMP because it's like Photoshop, but I think easier to use. And It's not bloated like Photoshop. Please help me, I am more interested in editing pictures, not creating an art in GIMP.