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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:41 PM
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Hi,

I have downloaded Gimp 2.6 and would like to make an ebook cover for a book that I am writing. I have created a mock-up in Word. It's not that detailed and includes basically a rectangle, a jpeg and some Word Art.

I'm not that all that familiar with photo editing but have seen a few tutorials. I do know that I need to upload the data one layer at a time. However, I can't resize the working canvas in Gimp to match just a regular 8.5 X 11 page format. Only parts of the mock-up appear 3/4 of a rectangle, for example. Even when I change the dimensions of the canvas layer, what I add is still too large for the canvas.

Furthermore, isn't there supposed to be a layer interface that shows up to show me which layer I am working on? I could probably figure out how to do things if I could get past the first step of simply uploading what I have.

Very frustrating, indeed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers.

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Old September 14th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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I'm pretty sure Word works in A4 its native format, for quality of printing purposes, and at 300dpi.

When you open a new document in GIMP, you'll need to ensure your document is at least A4 sized, which is roughly 2480x3508 pixels. You'll also need to click Advanced Settings and set your dpi to 300.

It should fit, then.

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