Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the distortion filters, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
Applying special effects or distorting photos is one of the most fun things to do with a…photo in any image editing application, and in GIMP, there's no shortage of special effects,…or distorting filters.…And so that's what we are going to be covering in this movie.…If you go up to the Filters menu, and go down to Distorts, you are going to see a big…list of distortion filters, and some of my favorites are going to be something like the Apply Lens.…The Apply Lens allows you to apply almost like a fisheye effect, and you may have to…launch this in its own special window; just go down to your dock, or your Start menu, pick…that up, and then you can say to keep the original surroundings, or set the surroundings to a…background color if you wanted to.…
In this case, I am going to keep the originals, and you can also change the Lens refraction…amount, so maybe push that up to like 1.7, hit OK, and it creates this really interesting…fisheye, almost bubble-like effect right there in the middle of the photo. Pretty neat.…
- 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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