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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a flakey image blend. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Images I am working with HereUnzip the file and open the Start Images onto GIMP’s workspace.

Notes
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.

Resize Images
Understand Layers
Understand Blend Modes
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).

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To open the two Start Images onto GIMP’s workspace: from Gimps’ top menu choose File then Open - Ctrl then O. Now, from the Open Image dialogue box, navigate to the folder where your Start Images reside, then Ctrl-click to highlight both files - and then click Open.





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Now, from the Flakey Image’s Top Menu, choose Edit and then choose Copy.



3/
Then from the Portrait Image’s Top Menu, choose Edit and then choose Paste as and then choose New Layer - as illustrated below.





Note
It’s safe to Close the original Flakey Image. (Top menu, then File then Close). 
In addition, Maximise the Layered Image by clicking its Top Right Maximise tab. 


 




Tip
Now is a good time to save your Layered Image as a
GIMP XCF File.

4/
Understand Blend Modes
Now, change the Top Layer’s (Flakey Image’s) Blend Mode from Normal to Darken Only - and reduce the Layer’s Opacity to around 90% - as demonstrated below.

          
Note
For personal blends, experiment with different Blend Modes and Layer Opacities.

Overlay Example
I created the following blend by changing the Blend Mode to Overlay. I then Duplicated the Flakey Image’s Layer by right-clicking over it, and then choosing Duplicate Layer from then subsequent drop-down list.

(I Duplicated the Flakey Image’s Layer twice).

          

Eraser Tool Note
Unwanted Flakey Image pixels can be removed using the Eraser Tool. Remember to activate each Flakey Image’s Layer to remove all Flakey Layers’ unwanted pixels.

                      

Tip
You can quickly Resize the Eraser Brush’s Size by tapping the Square (Outer) Bracket Keys.





5/ Flatten Image
When you happy with your work: from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.
 


Sharpen Tip
To create extra impact, apply a
Sharpening Filter of your choice - Filters then Enhance.



6/
Congratulations, your Flakey Blend is complete,
and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As.
 
Now you are more familiar with this technique, you can have lots of fun creating personalised (flakey) photo blends.




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