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Gimp Liquid Rescale

Created: Oct 16 2007

Description

Using Gimp liquid rescale plugin to scale an image without aspect ratio constraints and without introducing distortion of the main image features.

Notes

0:10

Let's try the standard scaling.

0:21

The aspect ratio is lost. The balloon looks bloated.

0:38

Let's try the same with Liquid Rescale.

1:23

The balloon is weird, there are still distortions in the features. We need to protect them.

1:31

We need to create a protection layer.

1:39

Let's select the balloon with the Foreground Select tool.

1:56

We draw an approximative selection around the balloon.

2:00

and paint over the foreground object. (note, this is a tool independent from the liquid rescale plugin).

2:12

A few adjustments are still needed.

2:43

Let's mark the balloon in the protection layer. The marking doesn't have to be perfect in this case.

2:50

We use a plain colour to protect the balloon.

3:00

The protection covers the balloon. Let's add other features to protect: the spectators

3:32

We tell the plugin that we have a protection layer.

3:39

This takes a few seconds...

4:29

... and now it's done.

4:34

We can hide the protection layer.

4:37

The balloon shape hasn't been distorted. Space has been taken in less important part of the picture.

4:46

You can not really find scaling artefacts with the naked eye.

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