Create realistic stickers out of any cutout images with Gimp.

Last night when I was shorting out my childhood memory box I found a bag of our(me and my younger brother) collection of anime stickers, tattoos, trump cards, and other stuff. From there I got this idea for creating a tutorial on Stickers. I don't know whether you will be able to stick them on your Fridge or Room wall but for your desktop, blog or website they can be a beautiful eye-candy. As it is a beginner level tutorial you don't need to have a great knowledge of Gimp functionality just basic computer handling knowledge and you are good to go. For learning there's a lot of things like Path Selection, Stroke Path, Grow Selection,   So let's get started with our tutorial....

Some Examples of the results we can achieve...

Image cutout(of any image, actually could be yours too. Just try to be a little precise when making cutout.). Mine are from HERE and HERE.
Gimp 2.6 or better.

Step 1: Open your cutout with Gimp image Editor.

Step 2: Now select the cutout image borders like in the figure below.

Step 3: Now open Select>>Grow and increase the pixel value to "6".

Now press "OK".

Step 4: Now press Select>>To Path and then Select>>From Path. (path selection provide a better selection of borders)

Step 5: Now open Edit>>Stroke Path and increase the line width to 15px. Set the line style as shown in the figure below and press "Stroke".(Note: Set the foreground color to #ffffff)

Result of above action is as shown below:

And that's it our sticker is ready to be used. You can apply shadow on this sticker if you want by going to Filters>>Light and Shadow>>Drop Shadow and apply with default settings.

Hope you like it...Enjoy and please don't forget to comment and share if you like it.

POSTED BY Pushkar Gaur

9 Responses to : Create realistic stickers out of any cutout images with Gimp.

  1. Anonymous says:

    How do you make it sticky?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know it's a noob question but how do you do step 2?

  3. Oh it's very easy. Choose the fuzzy select tool from toolbox and click on the transparent area of the image. This will select the cutout from outside. You can use ctrl+i to invert the selection. I hope this will help.
    But if no, don't hesitate and re-ask i'm ready to help.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why not use Alpha to Selection? Also, is there a reason you stroke the selection rather than filling the selection on a lower layer? That way, you could easily change the color of the outline. Not that this is a long, complicated process, just saying.


  5. Many thanks for sharing this ones, really looks realistic. Wanna try create one. :D

  6. Anonymous says:

    Need a little help here... wanted to make a sticker pack for Telegram Messenger...
    Instructions are:
    The image file should be in PNG format with a transparent layer and must fit into a 512x512 square (one of the sides must be 512px and the other 512px or less).

    The sticker should use white stroke and shadow.

    Please send me detailed instructions on how to achieve this.

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