How to Fade Edges in GIMP

In this video tutorial we will show you how to fade edges in GIMP.


In order to fade edges of an image in GIMP you need to start the program. Go to the “File” menu and choose “Open”. Select the image on your computer and press “Open”.

Select the image

Select the entire image by pressing “Ctrl+A” on the keyboard. Go to the “Select” menu and choose “Rounded Rectangle”.

Round the corners of selection

In the pop-up window set the radius with the slider, and then press “OK”.

Set the radius of the corners of selection

Now we need to slightly reduce the selection area. Right-click on the image, go to “Select” and choose “Shrink”.

Choose Shrink

In the pop-up window set the size to 10 pixels and press “OK”. Right-click on the image, go to “Select” and choose “Feather”.

Choose Feather

In the pop-up window set the size of feather to 10 pixels and press “OK”.

Right-click on the image, go to “Select” and choose “Invert”.

Invert the selection

Right-click on the image go to “Edit” and choose “Clear”.

Fade the edges

Now the edges of your image have been successfully faded.