I was just playing with The GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, following this tutorial on using layers. The result isn’t too bad, is it?
Notice how there is a texture of stacked rocks slightly over the horse’s face and also over the background. Not bad for free software. My ultimate goal is to figure out how to take the background header for this blog, and substitute an image into the blue “window”. Stay tuned for this eventual development.
The horse, by the way, lives in my ‘neigh’bourhood, at Mu Dan Yuan in North Beijing. He seems happy, despite the long face.