Welcome back to part two of four in our Gimpshop 101 series. Today’s video builds on part one, and shows you how to use the most common photo manipulation tools available to you in Gimpshop. Make sure you follow along with your own copy of the software! Our studies show that students are far more successful with the program when they follow along actively instead of just watching the video and nodding along.
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Welcome! We’re glad that you’ve decided to take your Gimpshop education seriously. This is the first video in a series of four that will walk you through all the ins an outs of Gimpshop and get you ready to make whatever you can imagine. This video covers selections, one of the most useful and flexible skills you can develop in Gimpshop.
Have you ever come across the perfect tutorial for what you’re trying to do in Gimpshop, only to find that the tutorial was written for Photoshop instead? It can be a really frustrating experience. We here at Gimpshop feel that your image editing software shouldn’t slow you down; it should be as easy to use as possible so you can spend more time doing what you set out to do. To that end, here is a Gimpshop to Photoshop dictionary of sorts that should help you translate the commands so you can stop worrying about software and get back to creating.
Photoshop – Gimpshop
The first thing that you should do when you start Gimpshop is navigate to Windows>Single Window Mode. This simple change will make a world of difference in the Gimpshop user interface, more closely approximating the look and feel of Adobe Photoshop.
This tutorial will show you exactly how to make an awesome signature image using Gimpshop’s built in photo editing features. Use it as a signature in forums, as a Facebook or Google+ cover image, or for anything else you can think of. As always, the only limit is your imagination.
Ever want to create incredible photo illustrations, or just edit your friends into ridiculous situations? This tutorial will walk you through how to make a flaming hand effect, and is a great introduction to photo manipulation principles.
Ever need to resize a picture but can’t find the right tool? Paint is a nightmare to use, and Photoshop is almost $700! Look no further than Gimpshop; it’s totally free.
This tutorial will walk you through all the steps of resizing a photo in Gimpshop.
Removing and inserting people into photographs is one of the most fundamental photo manipulation skills that you need to know. This tutorial will walk you through every step of the process. Whether you need to remove a stranger or insert in your uncle who missed the family reunion, we’ve got you covered.
Filling text with an image (or images) is a powerful graphic effect that will really make your work pop. This tutorial will take you through every step of the process.
This one is for the more advanced users. A lot of illustrations have been popping up lately with the same heavy grunge or emo effects, and people have been requesting a tutorial on how to replicate that same grunge effect in their own images. Well, look no further. This tutorial will walk you through the process. Keep in mind that this is intended for more advanced users, and skips over a few steps that might not be obvious to beginners.
If you do any web design work, or create graphics for software, this tutorial is for you. One of the most fundamental things that you come across in those media is loading bars and sliders of all kinds. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a dynamic and professional looking loading bar of your very own.