How to bend an image using GIMP?
I have searched and searched for this but all I find is something I can't use.
Basically, I'm trying to bend an image without distorting it into a way for it to become unusable.
For the sake of you understanding what I am trying to achieve: If I have a picture of a tube, and I want it to perform a turn, a spiral, etc.
Hopefully some expert will find this and tell me if it is possible at all.
Thanks is advance!
hmm, perhaps I should show you what I mean
Please look at this picture: http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6072/exampletm....
Maybe you didn't understand the picture... I made it.
I wish to bend the train tracks into the new form.
Best results so far with "Cage Transform".
- B KLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes of course it's possible in GIMP to bend images.
There are several methods.
The simplest is probably Filters > Distorts > Curve Bend.
Also in Filters there's Map > Map Object > you can choose from plane, box, sphere, or cylinder.
If you want to swirl an image into a spiral try Filters > Distorts > Whirl and Pinch.
Edit > That's not a bend, it's just a curved shape - you can make curves and curved shapes in GIMP using the paths tool, then turn the path into a selection, then you can fill it. Google for a tutorial like this "GIMP paths tutorial". Have fun!!
Here's an example using a curved path and filling it: http://i.imgur.com/m8os75Y.jpg
Edit 2> Train tracks, I don't see any train tracks.
- ElizabethLv 44 years ago
- 7 years ago
I guess photoshop can help you