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Gimp Free Transform

Gimp Free Transform with iWarp

Gimp offers many different functions. Depending on the project, it may also happen that you have to free transform in Gimp. No matter if whole images, single lines or complex structures. Perspective transforming is quick and easy with Gimp. For this, however, it can be quite useful if you practice this a little. And in case of doubt, keep the undo button ready. With this article we would like to show you in more detail how you can transform images in Gimp with iWarp and thus understand how you can use this more precisely for your individual projects. We hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Transform Gimp objects – this is how to do it!

The correct layout is important for such projects in advance. You should always keep the corresponding objects ready for transforming on their own layer. This saves a lot of work with cutting and positioning. If you are well prepared, it is not difficult to distort fonts in perspective in Gimp, for example, and thus create great foreground – background impressions for the viewer. Actually, there is no limit to your creativity by transform images in Gimp. True to the motto: Good is what you make it. In case of doubt, it is always worthwhile to take a look at other websites that are familiar with such work. One of them is GimpUsers, which always presents great projects by users.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Start Gimp
  • Open your image / project
  • Go to “Tools” -> “Transform Tools” -> “Warp Transform” (basically the old iWarp)
  • Select the deformation mode “Move
  • The deformation radius describes the area you are about to work on
    Deformation describes the intensity (here there are no good tips for defaults, because this depends on your object)
  • Now “grab” the point you want to move with the mouse and drag it in the desired direction
  • If you want to bend long surfaces easily, a high radius is recommended.
    In case of errors you can choose the “Remove” mode or click on “Reset” at the bottom
  • The mode “Enlarge” causes the selected point to inflate. “Shrink” mode does the opposite
  • The Rotate mode is self-explanatory
  • In this case we recommend you to watch our video tutorial so that you have an illustrative example
  • Done!

Thus, free transforming images in Gimp is not difficult at all, but it requires a little experience to achieve the desired results with iWarp. But don’t worry – this is almost always the case in image editing. Satisfactory results can only be achieved through trial and error. And practicing has the positive effect that you will be able to do your work faster and faster in the future. Now we wish you a lot of fun with deforming images and all your other projects!

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