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How to look thinner in gimp

Updated March 23, 2017

GIMP is a freeware graphics program that many people are choosing over expensive professional applications like Photoshop or Paintshop Pro. GIMP has the tools you need to perform a number of graphics jobs. One of the most common tasks you might have to do in GIMP is to retouch a face in a photo to make the person look thinner.

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  1. Load the photo that you want to edit onto your computer.

  2. Start the GIMP application. Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue, locate and open the photo you loaded.

  3. Select "Filters" from the menu and choose "Distorts." From the options, choose "IWarp." In the dialogue, adjust the "Deform Radius" to the feature you want to alter, such as the chin. Use the tool to push the feature inward to make the person appear thinner.

  4. Continue using the tool in the preview to adjust the features. Save your work.

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About the Author

Carol Adams has been writing since 2009. She writes about graphics, 3D and video software for various websites. Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Arts in liberal arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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