Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and deleting layers, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
The process for creating and deleting layers is one of the more basic functions that you…can perform here inside of GIMP, but it's also one of the most useful, because as you…continue to create things inside of GIMP, you need to know how to create layers, and…you also need to know how to get rid of the ones you don't want anymore.…So, in order to create a layer here inside of GIMP, it's actually pretty simple, and there's…a ton of different ways to do it.…All you have to do if you have something on your Clipboard is just paste a new item into…your GIMP document; that becomes a layer. If you create some text, that becomes a layer.…If you create a new layer from the Layers panel, that is a new layer on top of all the…rest of layers you're working on. So there are multiple ways to do this. Let me show…you some of the easier ones to do.…
So if I wanted to create a brand new layer on top of all the layers I have here in the…Layers panel, I just select the topmost layer, go down to the bottom, and here's this button…
- 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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