Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring essential keyboard shortcuts, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
One of the keys to becoming more productive in any application is learning the keyboard…shortcuts that are associated with that application, and GIMP has a ton of keyboard shortcuts associated with it.…We're lucky, though, because GIMP also does a great job of displaying these keyboard shortcuts…in ways that are really easy to find.…I am going to start just by creating a blank document here, so I'll just go to File > New.…It doesn't matter what size I pick. I just want something open to show you an example of.…And so the first thing I'm going to talk to you about is tool shortcuts.…If you look over here in the Tools panel, when you hover over a tool, every tool has…a keyboard key associated with it inside of GIMP.…
So for instance, the Rectangle Select Tool, if I press the letter R, that selects that.…If I go to the letter E, that's for Ellipse. If go to the letter F, that is for Free Select.…U is for Fuzzy Select. Then we have Shift+O for Select by Color. I for Scissors, and M for…Move; that makes sense.…
- 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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