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Foreground Movement Trails
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Foreground Movement Trails GIMP

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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create Foreground Movement Trails. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with HereUnzip the file and open the image 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.

Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

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Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.

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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Now, from the left-side Toolbox, activate the Rectangle Select Tool.



And enter the following settings into the Tool Options Box.



Then drag out a Rectangular Selection Marquee over the area you’d like to blur, as illustrated below.



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From the top menu, choose Filters then choose Blur and then choose Motion Blur. And from the subsequent Motion Blur dialogue box, enter the following settings, or experiment, and then click OK.





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From the top menu, choose Filters then choose Distorts and then choose Waves. And from the subsequent Waves dialogue box, enter the following settings, and then click OK.





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From the top menu, choose Select and then choose None.



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

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Congratulations, your Foreground Movement Blur Conversion is complete,
and it is ready to save
 
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