Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a drop shadow, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
One of the things that everybody wants to know how to do inside of GIMP is create a…drop shadow effect. That adds depth, and adds a really cool bit of perspective to any photo…or any project that you might be working on.…And so in this movie, I am going to walk you through how to create a drop shadow.…It's actually using one of the filters called Light and Shadows.…And so what we are going to do basically is we are going to take this photograph that…we have here, and we are going to turn it into sort of like a Polaroid image that's floating…inside of this document.…And so I have got this image here, and what I am going to do is just simply resize it a…little bit. And so in order to do that, what I am going to do is grab the Scale Tool, and…I'll just go ahead and sort of shrink it down.…
And you will notice as I am shrinking it down that these are not linked together right here;…just link those together.…That way everything changes in conjunction with one another, and I'll hit Scale.…There we go. Then I'll grab my Move 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.
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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