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Gimp editing tips

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Simon Butler, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Simon Butler

    Simon Butler Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys I was hoping that maybe the advanced users on here may be able to help both me and some of the other noobs by providing a brief explanation on what each tool does and perhaps the best way/place to use it, maybe even with diagrams to illustrate your explanation.

    I would like to be able to use this program more to enable me to enter into the fun and the competitions that are based around using this tool as I don't have a copy of adobe and this being free it's friendly on the pocket.

    Examples of how to do things like select a certain item in a pic, the best way to cut it out to paste on a background, layering and any other tips you think will be useful.

    Looking forward to your tips/ideas guys and thank you in advance :)
     
  2. Bla

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    Well I've never used Gimp before, but I suppose the best way of learning how to use it is to actually just start using it? Just find the picture you want to edit, think of what and how you want to edit it and google for a tutorial. For example, if you want to change an object's colour, just google for "gimp change object colour" and follow one of the tutorials on it. At least, that's how I learnt to use Photoshop. I find it quite tedious to go over all the options and learn what each of them does.

    Btw, if you scroll down this forum, there's a thread on how to get Photoshop CS2 for free. ;)
     
  3. SynTroller

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    Just check on youtube for a thing you want to do like how to make stickman move etc. or how to make stars shiny use a lot of layers and just do fun!
     
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    I used GIMP when playing a game called Toribash and I used to make custom textures.

    It's not too complicated of a program and I would also suggest the best way to get to know the program is to use it.
    By no means am I a pro at it, but I like to think I'm proficient.
     
  5. JasonG

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    I gave away a copy of Photoshop CS6 a while back. I really should have sold it... :(

    I could do a thread on some good ways to use GIMP tools; I used it a fair bit for my £1k Gaming System entry. I'll compare them with the Photoshop equivalent. Might take some time but I'll include some pics 'n stuff.

    I guess the easiest way is to just 'mess around' in the program. But it's helpful to know what each tool is used for generally.
     

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