I am new to gimp and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am wrong in asking this.
How do I create blurry visual effects?
I want to take and manipulate some images of books for a website. I am starting with this image.
I would love to be able to make it look more like what you see here. Is this possible with GIMP? How would I go about it?
I considered asking you for other opinions, other suggestions as to different effects I could apply to the image to make it look more original, but I realized that this was going outside of the scope of solving problems.
Here are more of my very basic approaches in getting some better results.