- The Lasso selection tool
- Feather a selection
- The Move tool
- Move a selection
- Move a layer
- The Layers palette
- Floating Selection
- New Layer
- Merge Down
- and Flatten Image
1. Use the Lasso selection tool to draw a border surrounding the area to be repaired.
2. Feather the edge of the selection by at least 10 pixels, Select - Feather...
3. The selection needs to be dragged to a patch of good grass. Click the Move tool's icon then click the Selection icon so the move affects the selection only ...
... then drag the selection to a patch of good grass that will be placed over the bad patch.
4. Usethe keyboard shortcuts Control-C to copy that patch of good grass, then immediately Control-V to paste it as a Floating Layer on top of itself.
5. Use the Move tool again, but this time with the Layer icon chosen for Affect ...
6. Now, put the Floating Selection on a new layer of its own. In the Layers palette, be sure the Floating Selection is active, then click the New layer icon in the bottom left corner ...
8. Repeat this process to repair the other bad spots, then flatten the image, Image - Flatten Image, and save your work.
I haven't had much time for writing tutorials recently, but I've wanted to share this for some time. I hope you learn something you can use.
This is likely the last tutorial I'll write until I get GIMP 2.4 and learn about it.