Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Intelligent Scissors, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
The final selection tool that we are going to be talking about in this chapter is something…called intelligent scissors,…and this is an interesting tool, because it requires no skill, and there's no real set…up for it at all. You just click it, and start using it,…and pretty much hope for the best.…In most cases, it works okay. There are times when it gets a little bit out of control,…but you can go in, and sort of re-educate it as you go around it as well.…Basically what the intelligent scissors are -- and you can find them right here; they look…like little scissors --…it tells you that it allows you select shapes using intelligent edge fitting technology.…
Basically what it's going to do is look for contrast between the object you are selecting…around, and the objects around it, and attempt to auto-fit the selection around a certain object.…Now, what object it chooses to select is pretty much based on its own preference, especially …if you're working in a busy scene.…Now, in this scene we have here, we've got this little jumping guy, and he's pretty much black-and-white, right?…
- 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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