Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to use Gimp for Beginners - Lesson 4 - Adjusting Colors and Exposure

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In this tutorial, I explain how to use gimp for beginners. This video explains how to adjust the exposure of a photo using gimp, and also explains how to make changes to the color of a photo including color correction using gimp.
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.
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.
Free eBook - Principles of Photo Editing
A Powerful Way of Editing Black and White Photos.
The Benefits of Shooting in RAW
<<<Lesson 3 - Layers and Selections


  1. Best videos I've found for beginning to learn about gimp!! Thanks so much.

  2. Adjusting Colors and Exposure are valuable work . Love this post .

  3. Keep continue sharing such helpful post with us, Please .

  4. Why i cant download this video even at so sad... i really wish to learn..

  5. Always got the best from your website. Thank you for your lovely post again. It helped me a lot. Thanks


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