Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the stacking order, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Earlier in this chapter I discussed how I look at the Layers panel as being a window…into the document that I'm working on, and inside of that window, I have the ability to…see all the way from the foreground to the background.…I also have the ability within that window to reach in, and grab an object in the background,…and pull it to the front by changing its stacking order, and in this movie, I'm going to explore…exactly how we do that.…So let's say, for instance, that the background layer here, I actually want that to be on…top of these other two layers, so that it's directly behind the text LAYERS.…
In order to do that, I can do it one of two ways. I can just simply take it, grab it, and…move it up in the stacking order, like so.…When I see a black line appear, I drop it wherever I want it to go, and it takes on that position…in the stacking order.…So I've essentially reached back into that window, grabbed the Background layer, and moved…it two places forward, and then let go with my hand.…
- 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.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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