Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming a layer, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Another one of the basic functions that you'll want to perform on a layer is a transformation.…Whether it's scaling the object, rotating the object, or simply moving it around.…Transformations are essential to any layer-based workflow, because you're not going to stick…with just what you put down on the canvas initially for very long, and so in this movie,…we are going to explore the various ways that we can transform a layer here inside of GIMP.…The first thing I'm going to do is make sure that I'm working on the text layer that says…LAYERS here in the document, and I'm going to then go up to the Layer menu, and let's…go down to Transform, and we can see all the different options that we have available to us.…
So we have things like Flip Horizontally, Flip Vertically, Rotate 90 degrees clockwise…and counter-clockwise, Rotate 180 degrees, Arbitrary Rotation, and Offset as well. …So I can then go and pick one of these, let's say Flip Horizontally, and it automatically…applies that transformation to the layer. You can undo that with Command+Z or Control+Z…
- 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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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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