GIMP: Remove text from background


Question

Im completely new to image editing, so excuse my immaturity... I have the following image:enter image description here

I want to remove the writing on the blackboard and replace it with something different, keeping the original texture/smudges of the blackboard. What is the most efficient way for this in Gimp. I've tried for the last two hours and am becoming very angry because I can't get anything to work. Thanks for your help in advance.

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6/30/2015 4:10:00 AM

Accepted Answer

One way of doing it is to use the clone tool(Clone tool). This tool basically lets you choose a source to copy from, then use it like a brush to paint the source over the destination.

To select a source, press Ctrl+Left Click with the cursor over the source, then you can begin drawing over the destination.

In this case, you have to make sure that the source is a part of the blackboard without text and looks similar to the part with text that you want to cover. and just draw normally over the text, adjusting the source when the image starts to look odd.

Using the clone tool

Result: Result

I didn't do the whole image but this should give you an idea of how to achieve this.

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6/30/2015 7:49:00 AM

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