Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a layer mask, part of GIMP Essential Training.
Alright, so in the previous movie, we talked about what a layer mask is, and why it's a good thing.…In this movie, I'm going to be explaining how to create a layer mask here inside of GIMP.…And so basically what I've got here is I've got a picture of the dog on top of this red…background, and what I want to do is silhouette the dog onto this background.…In order to do that, I'm going to use a combination of tools, the first of which is going to be…the Fuzzy Select Tool.…If you're not up to speed on the Fuzzy Select Tool, you can go back in this chapter, and watch the movie on that.…And so what I'm going to do is I'm going to make sure I've got Feathered edges set up;…a Radius of 10 pixels, Threshold of 15, and I'm simply going to click out here in the…black area around the dog to make sure it's selected.…
You want to make sure you're working on the Dog Mask layer as well, otherwise this is not going to work.…And so once I have that done, I want to invert that selection, so I'm going to go to Select > Invert,…
- 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
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith 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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