Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting images with Curves, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
There will come a time as you're working on images inside of GIMP, or any other image editing…application, that you're ready to graduate from the basic image adjustment tools, like…levels, because you want that fine level of control over your image, and all of the different aspects of it.…So, when you are ready to graduate, you want to move up to something like curves.…Curves gives you an unbelievable amount of control over the entire spectrum of colors…in your image, and it allows you to adjust the tonality, and look and feel of your image…in ways you probably never thought possible.…
However, most people shy away from the curves dialog box, because when they open it up, they…simply don't know what to do with it, and nobody really explains it that writes this…software. They don't give you any type of dialog boxes that say, hey, this is how this thing works.…You just open it up, and you are supposed to know how to do it.…Unfortunately, it's not that easy to figure out.…So in this movie, hopefully by the end, you'll have a better understanding of this tool,…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
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1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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