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GIMP – Fun With the Rectangle Select Tool

The Rectangle Select Tool in GIMP is a lot more powerful than it first appears.

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GIMP Layers – Mode & Opacity

The next part of this tutorial covers Mode & Opacity.  These two options combine to provide a decent amount of simple, yet powerful layer manipulation in GIMP.

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An Introduction to Layers in GIMP – The Interface

When working on any project in GIMP larger than a few simple tasks, layers become vital to keeping one’s sanity.  For starters, layers allow for quick changes and easy edits.  The more comfortable you are with layers, the more you will find that they are useful.  Through this multipart tutorial, I plan to share as much as I can about the power of using layers.  This first part is a fairly basic one to get everyone comfortable with the basic use of layers.  Even though it is called “The Interface”, I don’t plan on going too deep until later parts of the tutorial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Selective Coloring With GIMP

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Sometimes you would like to make one part of an image stand out from the rest. In this case, I’ve turned the image into a black and white photo, with the exception of the bottom of the ski that is being held up in the air.

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GIMP – Using Color Balance

We are going to start this with another photo from that same set as the last one. This time, we are going to use the Color Balance tool to brighten the reds and eliminate the turquoise in the photo.

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GIMP – Using Colorize

Lets suppose that after a trip skiing, you realize that a few of the photos didn’t turn out as you had hoped.  You can’t just go back and take the photo again easily, so you’ll have to clean it up a bit.  In this case, I’m pretty sure that the white balance was off on my camera.  This caused many of my photos to turn out with a turquoise tint to them.

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Tilt-shift camera lens effect – In GIMP!

I recently ran across a how-to on producing a Tilt-shift camera lens effect in Photoshop. While reading it, I decided to redo the tutorial for those people who use, or want to use GIMP.
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GIMP – What do you want to learn?

So far, I’ve put together two tutorials based on the most common tasks that I perform using GIMP. Now it’s your turn. I want to make more GIMP tutorials, but I’d like to make them for what you, the reader, are interested in learning. I’d also like to know what you think of the first two tutorials. Would you like to see more screenshots? Videos? Explanations? Express your thoughts in the comments below.

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GIMP – Using the Path Tool

In the last tutorial, I covered the basics of cropping an image for the web. This tutorial assumes that you know what was covered in the previous one.

When preparing a picture for the web, often you don’t want to include the background. In the last tutorial, the background of my desk was quite obvious. Lets use the path tool to remove it.
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GIMP – Image Cropping for Web

After talking to some people, I’ve decided to write up some tutorials for using GIMP. At work, I use Ubuntu, so Photoshop isn’t really an option, but I need a way to prepare photos of products for our website. For many products, I not only crop down the photo to show just the product, but I also remove the background from around the product using the path tool. This first post will just focus on cropping down an image and preparing it for a website.

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