Episode 031: A double face and more selections

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Today I have two videos made by viewers of “Meet the Gimp!”.

Torsten Kunkel made a video about the image on the left side. He had two passport images of a person taken 40 years apart. One with age 17, the other now. And he combined them in one image, showing what changes and what stays constant.

I added some tips about an easier way to paint the dividing line and about ways to further improve this image.

Michael Schönitzer sent in the scond video. He shows how to fit a selection around an object on a uniform background. Of course I had to try it too.

You’ll her a lot of rumbling noises. I have new microphone stands and forgot to isolate them acoustically from the desktop. Too much clutter…. Sorry.

You can find the files used by Torsten here on the Download Page.

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6 thoughts on “Episode 031: A double face and more selections

  1. Indeed, nice tutorial on the face composition. It is remarkable to see how steady the main features of a face are, even though the face seems to change considerably over time. I think I begin to understand how face recognition works.

    Thanks, Serge

  2. Hi,

    I came to this idea by reading a short note in the magazine GEO. In the USA there is a exhibition showing such images made by photo-collages.
    Because I was starting to work with gimp, I though “hey could be an idea” :)
    I made compare-images from all members of the family and I can really say to you: This is stuff for hours of discussion.

    Oh, Rolf? You meantioned in your vidcast you would made the skin-color the same in both images, could you do a short video of how to do so? The only idea I have on this would be repainting the skin, but it looks…. well…. not so gut after this :)

    Thanks to Rolf for publishing this!

    Torsten

  3. Torsten, I’ll tackle that with the Channel Mixer in episode 33. 32 will cover basic monochrome conversion, basically the stuff you did with your layer in black on top of the image.

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