Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with basic selection tools, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
The use of selection tools in any image manipulation program is one of the most essential operations…that you can learn.…In this movie, we're going to be exploring the basic selection tools that are available…to you inside of GIMP.…In this document that I have open here, you're going to see a number of shapes onscreen.…However, these shapes are all merged onto one layer, meaning that I don't have individual…control over them at all, so if I try to click and move, say, this red square, I actually move the entire photo.…I'm going to undo that with Command+Z or Control+Z. So what I want to do here is actually…make a selection around these different shapes, and then turn them into layers, so that I…can then have individual control over each element that I see onscreen.…
In order to do that, I am going to have to use the selection tools that are available…to me inside of GIMP.…The two basic selection tools that you have are this one right here, the rectangular select…tool, or Rectangle Select Tool, and also the Ellipse Select Tool. This allows you to make…
- 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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