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Replacing sky in Gimp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geartos, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. geartos

    geartos New Member

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    Could somebody PLEASE help with describing how to change the sky of a photo in Gimp - I have spent almost two months trying to figure it out, with no luck. I have searched the internet, and have tried every video on youtube that claims to show you how to do such a thing, but not one of those videos actually works. Could somebody please clearly explain, step by step, how to change a sky from an existing photo, and swapping it with the sky from, say, a downloaded photo? I would greatly appreciate your help..

    Many thanks..

    Geartos
     
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    It depends on the sky color and foreground color. Can you attach an example image of the sky you want removed?
     
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    I just tried uploading the photo but it won't do it due to it's size
     
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    how to do such a thing, but not one of those videos actually works. Could somebody please clearly explain, step by step, how to change a sky from an existing photo, and swapping it with the sky from, say, a downloaded photo? I would greatly appreciate your help..
     
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    In this video you can see in step by step all that process -
     
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    :wilber:It is possible to show the part of the image you want to put to the original one. There should be two layers: the original picture and the sky image. Right click the layer then add a layer mask to the original, sky picture or both. Painting on the layer masks with black/white makes the part transparent (hidden) or shown. Use the paths tool :path: to create nodes and make a selection and help fill the layer mask with the shape of the part to be modified. For a clear outcome of opacity, use varying sizes of brush :paintbrush: with soft or sharp edges to the layer mask. Take note that it matters which layer is on top and bottom.:)
     
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