Always a Dreamer

THE THING


OKAY THIS WAS REALLY HARD TO DO AND IM NOT GOOD AT THINGS

I wanted to do this assignment for two stars for Delia, showing what she would daydream about. I didn’t anticipate it being hard. I was wrong.

I took a photo of a window in VA hall. I downloaded and installed GIMP. I found a picture I liked online. I thought I could just add a transparent layer in GIMP, erase the windowy parts, add my image underneath it. Boom, done.

I started erasing the window. I zoomed in and erased the little crevasses and unpleasant things. However, erasing doesn’t make things transparent, and that sucks. I had to go in and use the GIMP website for help, which actually was very helpful. I selected all white areas, cleared them, and there was my image! …. way too small. I realized I was zoomed out about 800% and my window image was ridiculously huge. I resized both layers, eyeballing until it was close enough.

By this point, I was so fed up that I wasn’t about to learn how to crop. I took a screenshot and cropped from that. It was much easier. And here’s Delia daydreaming about going on sexy noir adventures with hardboiled eggheads.

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