Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How To Use Gimp For Beginners Lesson 2 - Under the Hood

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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. This video explains the preferences dialog box and how to install additional brushes into GIMP easily. This topic is frequently glossed over and I felt it was important to explain this early on.
Lessons Shown In Beginning of Video:
Make an image look retro using gimp (girl blowing bubbles)
Make a girl look cold and scary
Make a house look haunted
Add Sun Rays to a Photo
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Wacom Tablet

In my Gimp Tutorials, I frequently use Wacom Tablets. Here is an awesome wacom tablet I recommend using.
A Wacom tablet will enhance your GIMP photo editing experience by offering a pressure-sensitive touch that translates to varying transparency when making brush strokes in GIMP.

Gimp Reference Manual

I highly recommend getting this Gimp book to use as a reference manual in conjunction with my tutorials. This book will explain how the tools I use work. My tutorials will give you practical applications for the tools shown in this book.