Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom brush, part of GIMP Essential Training.
Creating your own brushes inside of GIMP is actually really fun way to extend your creativity,…and a great way to enhance the artwork that you create inside of GIMP as well.…In this movie, I am going to be exploring how to create your own custom brush, and then how…to load that back into GIMP, so you can then use it in the projects that you might be working on.…So let's say, for instance, that I had this piece of artwork.…It's just some handwriting that I have scribbled down on piece of paper, and I want to turn this into a brush.…Maybe this is the tagline for a photo studio I work at, or maybe this is our watermark, or…our logo, or maybe it's even my signature that I've put down on a piece of paper that I want…to watermark photos with.…
Whatever the case may be, creating your own brush has a wide variety of uses, and it's…very, very easy to do here inside a GIMP as well.…What you want to do is you want to make sure that the brush is exactly a good representation…of what you want your brush to be.…
- 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.
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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