Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring blend modes, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
One of the easiest ways to make layers interact with one another is to change something called…a layer mode, which is sometimes also known as a blending mode in other applications.…In GIMP, it's actually very easy to change the layer mode of layers, and that's what I'm…going to be showing you how to do in this movie.…First thing's first; I'm going to disable temporarily the LAYERS text layer here, and I'm going to…make sure I'm working on Window 2, and I'm going to blend Window 2 with Window 1 using…some of the different blend modes, or layer modes that are available to me inside of GIMP.…There are certain groups of layer modes, as you can see when you open this up; there is…a bigger gap in between some of these little listings here, and that indicates a different…grouping of the layer modes.…
And so at the top we've got Normal. Then we've got some that lighten your image; these are…lightening blend modes right here. You've got some darkening blend modes right here. You've…also got some contrast blend modes here, and towards the bottom we've got some color blend modes.…
- 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
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11. Printing and Saving Images
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