How to make a great banner with content-aware resizing
I just got chiefdom of my tribe and it was lacking a banner so I hung one.
I took this image : http://i.imgur.com/8o0IM0F.jpg
And in one fell swoop, transformed it into what you see on top of /t/quebec
Looks pretty, no?
Here's a video that explains the magic : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NcIJXTlugc (watch it, it's really amazing).
And here's how you do it:
- Get The Gimp
- Get the Liquid Rescale Plugin and install it
- Open your image in The Gimp
- Enter the Liquid Rescaling dialog (it's in the Layer menu)
- Punch in a new dimension
- If necessary, manually pick things that ought to be removed / preserved
- Click the button
- Export as JPEG
And that's it.