Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking layers together, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Although in most cases you're going to want to edit and transform your layers independently…of one another, and that's essentially why layers are created to begin with, because…you want individual control over all the elements in your composition,…chances are you're going to want to move and transform a few objects together, or at the…same time during the course of your use of this program. And so from time to time, you…may find that you need to actually link certain objects together.…So in this movie, I'm going to explore how we can link objects together here inside of GIMP.…
So I've got my Layers panel open here, and you'll notice to the left-hand side of the…layers, there is this little box, and as you hover over it, you can see that the little…box pops up on each individual layer.…If you click inside of that little box, it enables a small chain link, and as it goes…up, it starts connecting all of the layers together.…What this means is if I were to select any of these layers now, and then move them, you…
- 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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