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In GIMP, how do I apply the Gradient Tool to just one part of a picture?

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DON'T use the Blur/Sharpen tool in this post. When I click the Gradient Tool in GIMP, a new separate window pops up! But this isn't what I want! As an exercise, I merely need to apply the Gradient Tool to blend one part of the picture — see the red line beneath. I picked this picture because there are two glaring brazen clear cut boundaries to blend — the boundary between

  1. my black hat vs. sky.

  2. sky vs. water

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  1. Use the selection tool to choose the area you want the gradient to be in. For simplicity I'm using a rectangular selection, but you can use whatever fancy shape you like

Screen shot of GIMP window with the selection tool active

  1. Select the gradient tool and drag a line in the direction you want your gradient to be

Screen shot of GIMP window with a gradient applied

  1. Adjust the colours by clicking on the start/stop points of the gradient line. You'll see this little dialogue and if you click on the colour you can use the colour picker to select a colour which matches the surrounding colours

Screen shot of GIMP dialogue for the gradient endpoints

  1. Enjoy the result :)

Photo with gradient applied

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