This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Fuzzy Border Script to fade a photograph’s edges. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
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.
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
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).
Now, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Decor and then choose Fuzzy Border. And from the subsequent Script-Fu Fuzzy Border dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.
Add Shadow Marked Example
Blur Border Unmarked Example
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.
Congratulations, your Fuzzy Border Conversion is complete, and is ready to Optimise and Save.
Wendi E. M. Scarth. Top of Page.