Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Free Select tool, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
In addition to the basic rectangle and elliptical selection tools, you also have access to something…called the Free Select Tool inside of GIMP.…The Free Select Tool allows you to make selections based upon a freely drawn region that you…create with your mouse, and also by using polygonal lines as well. So if you hover over this…tool, it looks like a little lasso, and in other applications, like Photoshop, it may be…referred to as the Lasso tool, but in GIMP, it's actually called the Free Select Tool,…and you can see that it allows you select a hand drawn region with free and polygonal segments.…
And so what that means is basically you can come out here, once you select the tool, you…can come out here, and you can just draw freehanded selections around in your document. Once…you get back to your original spot, you'll see a little yellow dot indicating you are…about to close the selection. You can release your mouse, and then the selection follows…wherever you just drew.…The cool thing about this tool is it's actually two tools in one. So if I go to Select, and…
- 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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