How to make picture frame, ornament, pattern with transparent background (without background) in Gimp for the cover in InDesign

Surely everyone who created the cover art (for books in InDesign), the question arose in the design of the cover: How to insert a frame, ornament, drop cap, that was not visible background, and was seen only one pattern?
Actually it is not difficult, and I want to show how to make frame by setting the transparency using the program Gimp (similar to Photoshop — a freeware program) with a simple example pattern.

Как сделать рамку, орнамент, узор с прозрачным фоном (без фона) в Gimp для обложки в ИнДизайн

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1. First, download the program Gimp pattern file using the command File -> Open. Select the image using the Crop tool (as a knife) that there is only one ornament and double-click on the screen to crop.

2. So to our pattern you can apply transparency settings, perform edit -> Cut -> Paste -> Paste as new layer.

3. To be exact you can select the background color, you can apply Colors -> Levels and then drag the triangles by modifying the luminance and saturation, while the colors turn out much more natural than using the command hue-Saturation.

4. Then select the background using the Selection tool by color (this is done in order with a single click to delete the entire background one color, including in the intervals between the elements of a pattern). Before deleting the background, it is desirable to put in the settings a threshold of around 35.5%. Then press Delete to remove background.

5. You can change the color of the frame with team Color-Toning

6. When I export a pattern in a file with the extension .png. To do this, perform the command File -> Export as -> Click on + plus to select in the drop-down menu the type of file (PNG Image).

7. Go to InDesign, place the pattern on the cover with the command File-Place, reduce and adjust to the desired size using the command Object -> Fitting -> in the Content frame size.

8. Now for the beauty of the copied pattern and reflected vertically with the command Object -> Transform -> Rotate 180 and enjoy the result!

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