GIMP, the first time


Well I am finally stating with a custom background image for for my header… I’ve had the idea for a few weeks but have been procrastinating. I finally decided to get on with it this morning.

A few hours later, with a slight interruption to shovel more snow, I had the above result. Right now this is good but you can be assured I’ll be making adjustments as I learn more about GIMP.

I have a mini Linux distro I use that is kept on an 8Gb thumb drive which includes GIMP, so I booted to Linux and started fooling around. I knew I wanted to use the Opera logo as a cursor, but had no idea how to make it transparent and overlay it on my image. After a couple of You-Tube tutorials and many false answers I “figured it out” and the above is the result. (Learning GIMP, something else for the To-Do List.)

The only photo editors I usually use are IrfanView and XnView. Both are great for many things (especially batch manipulation) but for creating layered images and manipulating them, I could not find a way to do what I wanted, so I figured I’d try GIMP.

I’ll give myself a pat on the shoulder for that.



A place where I can write about my hobbies, interests, current events, b%tch and complain and even post a few fotos I’ve taken. I’ve been taking photographs for, well let’s just say it’s a long time, perhaps it’s time I published a few…
Currently I am looking into taking some courses in creative writing and perhaps drawing. Also I’m studying more and more about computers, especially security issues, helping friends with computer problems (file restoration, virus/malware/spyware cleaning and investigating different flavours of Linux.