Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to use Gimp for beginners - Lesson 1 - Getting around GIMP

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This tutorial was made using Gimp 2.6. If you are running a different version some functions and methods, although slight, may be different. I recommend using the newest version of Gimp. For a tutorial on different Gimp installation options, including installing the newest version on a trial basis without making changes to your current installation, check out the tutorial below.
In this tutorial, I explain how to use gimp for beginners. The first video in the gimp tutorial series will teach you how to use gimp's interface, as well as how to change it.
Lessons Shown In Beginning of Video:
Cool Moving Train Sunset Wallpaper
Selective Colorization (Baseball Player)
Make an image look retro using gimp (girl blowing bubbles)
Make a girl look cold and scary
Make a house look haunted
Related Posts:
3 Tools Every Gimp User Should Know About
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  1. this is great! I cannot seem to find the other tutorials :-) Thanks for your help.

    1. No problem! Try checking the links below this comment box, and also try the blog archive located in the bottom-right sede of my site.

  2. Thanks for the article.. it is very useful for me..

  3. There is NO lesson or video here. There are lessons four, five and six but one and two NOT.


    Gimp tutorial on how to put an image on a coin

  5. Hello,
    All beginner this lesson is very very important and helpful .

  6. All beginner'll be benefit here, 100% .

  7. This is the best site for learning Photoshop.Thanks for your helpful post again


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