Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying a layer mask, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Once you have a layer mask in place on your images here inside of GIMP, you may find the…need to refine those selections,…and so in this movie, I am going to show you how to modify a layer mask, so that you can…either add or subtract things away from your layer mask that you're working with.…Now, in this case, the layer mask is actually pretty good on this dog, but I might actually…want to try and get rid of some of this darker area that goes around the outside of his face.…And so in order to do that, I need to modify the layer mask. So, in order to do that,…I am going to zoom out just a little bit on the do that,…and so in order to do that, I will just press the Minus key.…
And I want to take a look at all the area around there.…So maybe right around here, along the back, and just different areas where I want to get…rid of some of that area where it feathered into the dark background, right? That's what…I want to get rid of to make it a little bit more natural for him to be on this white background.…
- 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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