Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping images, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Another key way to manipulate an image is to crop the image. This can change the way…the image looks, the way it feels, the overall orientation of the image, and also correct…some image flaws as well.…In this movie, I am going to be showing you how to crop an image here inside of GIMP using the Crop Tool.…Now, I have already got an image here onscreen,…and this image is one that I've arbitrarily rotated to correct a crooked horizon line…that went across the middle,…and so what I want to do now is crop out the transparent areas that you see around the…image on the outside.…In order to do that, I am going to grab the Crop Tool; it looks like a little X-Acto knife over here.…
And so once I do that, I'm not able to just come out here and start drawing out a crop.…And the easiest way to do this would be to start right up here in the top right,…and I'll just crop something kind of like this.…Draw it out. I'm careful to stay inside the lines of the transparent areas that I don't…want in the photo anymore.…
- 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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