In this GIMP tutorial, I show you how to crop an image into a circle/round shape which will have transparent corners so that you can use it on thumbnails, social media profile pictures and avatars, etc.
You don't need expensive software like Adobe Photoshop. We use the free GIMP graphics software, version 2.10, the latest in 2020.
To download the latest version of GIMP go to https://www.gimp.org/downloads/
The following are the features used:
- Use Circle Tool or Lasso to draw a circle around the section of the photo you want cropped out (hold Shift or Command button down for perfect circle)
- Layer > Mask > Add Layer Mask > Selection > Add
- Image > Crop to Selection
- File > Export As
- PNG format to give it the transparent corners/background
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Transcript of Video
in this lesson we are going to crop mask
or frame a picture into a circle with
transparent background let's do it
so let's get started let's open up GIMP
and let's drag our picture into the
working area and just say convert this
is really easy you just take the circle
tool lasso and draw a circle around her
press shift if you want the perfect
circle seize shift will make it a
perfect circle if I let go it's not a
perfect circle so I press shift while
I'm holding down the left mouse button
to resize the circle and let's just
position it like that move this circle a
little bit adjust it now that we have
the circle properly positioned let's go
to layer mask add layer mask and this
selection is checked
it's just selection ad okay now we go to
image crop to selection because we don't
need that extra space around it and now
we just need to export it
file export as make sure you select PNG
because that's going to give you the
transparent background it won't work
with JPEG PNG export and click export
again it should be done now let's go
look for the new file and there we have
it this was the original picture and now
we have a circle picture which we can
use as a profile avatar or a testimonial
in a website all kinds of uses to have a
circle these days especially with social
media always having a circle profile
picture and that concludes this video
with my long life fortune and the force
be with you
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