Category Archives: Graphics

GIMP – cutting out an object, fuzzy edges (or not fuzzy)

  1. Open image
  2. Right click the layer and Add Alpha Channel
  3. Get the Tools->Selection->Free Select lasso tool and click round the edge (just inside) of the object.
  4. Select->Feather (and an amount for feathering)
  5. Select->Invert (causes the background to be selected)
  6. Select->Clear

For a hard edged outline, instead of feathering the outline can be clicked round using the Select->Scissors tool and carefully clicking all round adding/moving the points as required.