Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video What are paths?, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
In this chapter, we are going to be talking about paths inside of GIMP, and I want to…take a moment and explain to you exactly what a path is.…And so in other applications, you may have heard these things referred to as vector paths,…and the same holds true inside of GIMP. They are vector-based, which means they are made…up of mathematical formulas, as opposed to pixels, and can be scaled and transformed infinitely without penalty.…The difference between a path in GIMP versus something like Photoshop is the fact that…paths in GIMP exist merely as paths. There is no way to convert them to something like…a vector shape, or something like that.…
So you use paths as a method for making selections. You also use them as a method for creating…shapes that you can then fill with a color by creating layers.…But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the anatomy of a path, so let's take a look here.…I have got this document open, and inside of this document, there are four paths that I've…based upon some selections that I've made, and also some things that I've drawn.…
- 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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