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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a Quilted Embossed Background. 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 top menu, choose Filters then choose Distorts and then choose Mosaic. And from the subsequent Mosaic dialogue box, enter the following settings, and then click OK.

Note
For personal results, it’s important to experiment with the settings.





Note
If the quilted edges look a little rough, you can smooth them by applying a low - Radius 1.0 - Gaussian Blur to your image. (Top menu, then Filters then Blur then Gaussian Blur).
 
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Congratulations, your Embossed Quilted Background is complete,
and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export. Save Images Tutorial.

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