Learn how to add a new background to an image using Gimp. 1 Open the original image and the new background in Gimp. 2 Open the layers dialog and then click on add an alpha channel. 3 On the original image choose 'Select by color' from the menu and then hit delete. 4 Copy the i ...more
Using Backgrounds for Gimp
Found a great image you want to use for your website or blog, but don't like the background? this tutorial shows you an easy way for you to take any image in the free photo editing software GIMP and edit away the background.
In this tutorial on GIMP, the render-flame tool is looked over in detail. GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image re-touch and edit tool. It not only offers freeform drawing, but can also accompl ...more
This tutorial shows you how to blur backgrounds on portraits or macro type images using GIMP image editing software.
Check out this very basic tutorial on removing backgrounds by cutting out an image in GIMP using the eraser tool and selection tool.
Want to create a quick and easy space backdrop using GIMP? This clip will show you how. Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to enj ...more
Want to design your very own custom YouTube background but lack either the money or desire to buy a full-featured graphic design suite like Adobe Photoshop? You're in luck. This designer's video tutorial will walk you through how to make a YouTube background using the free GIM ...more
Ever wanted to replicate the effect of writing text in a circle or other shape? You can set up a path for your text to follow using the GIMP free image software. This tutorial shows you a straightforward technique to achieve this effect.
Learn the basic layout and functions of GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) a free open source image-editor, and how to work with files. Get started using GIMP - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this video on designyourownweb.com Get started using GIMP - Part 2 of 2. Click ...more
This video shows how to use some basic image editing techniques to replace the face in an image with another face. Part 1 of 2 - How to Replace faces in photos using GIMP. Part 2 of 2 - How to Replace faces in photos using GIMP.
In this great two-part video you'll learn how to change the basic color scheme of the Arjuna X theme on WordPress. The video uses the program GIMP, a free image editing program as an alternative to Photoshop, to help create new images for your header and page. Part 1 of 2 - Ho ...more
People are really into customizing their Youtube channel pages these days. Despite this, most people's Youtube channel backgrounds are poor-quality images, poorly sized, and don't look very appealing. This video will show you how to make cool Youtube background for Youtube cha ...more
The lomograph technique in photography involves letting light bleed into the shot. Fortunately, you don't need expensive camera equipment to get this same effect. You can use the free GIMP software to create a lomo effect on any digital image which includes a lot of sky.
Turn a photograph of a regular person into an image of everyone's favorite muscular green psychopath! Using the hue slider, saturation tool and the Iwarp function, you can distort your picture in GIMP to make it look like a picture of Hulk instead.
Polar panorama has images radiating out from the center of the picture. Starting with a regular panoramic image, this tutorial shows you how to use the free GIMP image editing software to create this 'polar panorama' effect for your next project.
This GIMP curves tutorial should help you remove unwanted color casts from your photos and make you favorite pictures actually evoke the memories of your favorite scenes! This technique is more an art than a science - open up curves and play around with it...it's the best way ...more
GIMP is a useful and versatile graphics editing program. If it's wintertime, Christmas is coming up, or you just want to add snow to your GIMP image, here are two separate layering techniques you can use to create a very realistic snow effect. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a rea ...more
One of the very first Photoshop skills we learned in my tenth grade photojournalism class was cropping the background out of images. I hated it. It was extremely time consuming, and the magnetic lasso tool never seemed to want to cooperate with me. Nearly a decade later, the ...more
This video will introduce you to the basics of creating vector art in GIMP by teaching you to draw using the path tool. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP. Part 2 of 2 - How to Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP.
With Adobe Photoshop on your computer, it's super easy to change or adjust the skin tone of somebody in a digital photo. The process uses some basic selection and color adjustment tools, and it's a fun way to make a friend's face nauseously green or lessen the effects of overl ...more
Minecraft mods (modifications) are additions to the game that change the way you play. They include texture packs, shaders, changes in gameplay, additions and subtractions and everything in between. Some of this information is very basic, other bits might help you along if you ...more
Many people are bored of the typical square-ish icons arranged in a uniform grid on their Android homescreen. I dislike looking at grids of buttons and sometimes I would like to have some really HUGE buttons for the applications that matter the most at any given time. I final ...more
In the mood for a little digital decadence? Learn how to create red velvet drapes using the GIMP image editor. Whether you're new to GIMP or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, includi ...more
Whether you're new to Adobe After Effects or a seasoned digital film professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to isolate moving fore ...more
This tutorial experiments with a current design trend of creating cyber punk backgrounds using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in tandem. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video software tutorial. For more Adobe software tuto ...more
Interested in creating and using custom desktop backgrounds in Mac OS X Snow Leopard? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from MacMost can present a full overview of the process in about x minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ...more
This video will discuss how to implement color changes in Photoshop editing. This step by step approach will tutor the novice Photoshop user how to utilize the various tools and applications to achieve, colorization in photos, swap select and hue, colors and backgrounds of pho ...more
If you can't seem to find any photos of naked people on the internet, don't fret, this how to will show you how to "see through" clothing using some simple techniques with Gimp 2.6 photo editor. Gimp is like Adobe Photoshop without the heavy price tag. Tight, white clothing wo ...more
Gambit is one of the coolest X-Men, and his kinetic energy powers are awesomely powerful. If you want to depict them using special effects in a film, this video will show you how to do it using three free pieces of digital editing software: Monkeyjam GIMP And our old friend ...more
This Mask Pro Photoshop plug-in tutorial shows you how to use Mask Pro to chromakey images in Photoshop. See how to quickly replace green-screen or blue-screen backgrounds and remove any reflected color on your subject using Mask Pro. Chromakey in Mask Pro for Photoshop. Click ...more
Looking to create great special FX for you films using a green screen. Steve from Indy Mogul teaches you how to shoot using a blue screen or a green screen and also how to add in your own digital backgrounds.
Do you believe you can fly? Or at least, believe that you can take pictures where it looks like you or other people are flying? Or at least jumping really high? This video will show you how to take pictures of flying, floating, levitating, or high-jumping people using a digita ...more
Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.
In this Episode, you will learn how to set up a seamless looping particle system. We will be using Trapcode Particular and Starglow to create a stylized holiday snowstorm, but the concepts can be adapted for anything from backgrounds to lower 3rds. Creative Cow is a support c ...more
Simple SDK demonstrates how to add icons to your iPhone applications using XCode. Find your desired app and right click on it to designate that you want to open it with Gimp. Use the rectangle tool to crop the image to a square size. Add text to the image as desired. Then, sca ...more
If you're thinking about getting a piercing, but aren't sure how it will make you look, you can use a program like Photoshop or GIMP to edit in a fake piercing. Start with a photo of yourself, with the area you are considering piercing shown prominently. Then find a picture of ...more
Have you ever wanted to create a background with one of your photos? This video shows you how to use one of your photos to create a photo background using Adobe Photoshop. It will show you how to use the free transform tool, overlay blend modes, hue and saturation, drop shadow ...more
Use LiveType to create professional titles in your Final Cut Express project. Match the properties to those of your Final Cut Express project, add text, choose a font, and format your text using the inspector. The title shows up on the canvas and in the timeline. You can also ...more
Once you've learned to draw sculptural forms in perspective you will naturally want to begin placing several objects within a common space. You would like to draw a background. The trouble is, when drawing in perspective, there is no flat background. It helps to map out the sp ...more
Learn how to create moving or animated backgrounds using Flash.
Need to resize an image in Ubuntu Linux? This video clip shows you how to resize a digital photo using the Ubuntu image editor, GIMP, or the GNU Image Manipulation Program. When using GIMP in the Ubuntu Linux distribution, you can always right-click on an image to bring up a f ...more
This video clip shows you how to crop a selected region from a digital photo using the Ubuntu image editor. The selected region is then used to create a new image. The default image editor for Ubuntu is the GIMP, or GNU Image Manipulation Program. When using GIMP in the Ubuntu ...more
This tutorial teaches you how to make an image look like an LCD screen in GIMP. He is using Gimp version 2.4.4 Copyright 2007
This video editing software tutorial shows you how to remove green screen backgrounds using the chromakey tool in After Effects. Removing backgrounds from footage is a common function in After Effects. It allows you to put your subjects in new scenes, movies, effects and backg ...more
In this little video tutorial, kaje01 demonstrates both the basic edit and advanced techniques for applying the "x-ray" effect using GIMP. Now, what is there to x-ray? Hmm ...more
This is a variation on the Pop Art tutorial, looking specifically at how to make a Che Guevara inspired image using GIMP image editing software.
Add a little animation to your live action shots! This tutorial shows you a few alternative techniques, such as adding in backgrounds using a greenscreen or incorporating light painting into your film. Make sure you shoot at the highest megapixel setting possible.
In this video, you will learn how to make your own custom icons in Windows XP. This will help you customize your desktop and stay organized. Notes: *This only works for non-system icons, so that means you can't apply this for your "MyDocuments", "MyComputer", "Recycle bin" et ...more
If you use GIMP image editing software you may be having trouble using the intelligent scissors tool. There are a few reasons, one being the version of GIMP you are using, and they are all covered in this tutorial. So watch and learn how to solve some of your problems with the ...more
Hulldo teaches you how to give your images a widescreen border using GIMP. Open up a picture and the click new layer. Next go to select - border and make it 3 pixels. Go to tool options and use black for foreground fill. Select none and create a new layer. Go to view and make ...more
Would you like to learn how to create amazing realistic reflections using GIMP? If so then you need to watch this video. Within 4 minutes you will be making amazing reflections. You can find the source files here. Hulldo will walk you through the simple steps of creating text ...more
Learn how to produce Roy Lichenstein style Pop Art from your photographs using GIMP image editing software. This is based on several Photoshop tutorials, but is 'translated' for the Gimp, which doesn't have the 'new adjustment layers' or 'filters-sketch-halftone' options that ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to clean up scanned drawings using Gimp. You will need a scanner, drawing, and Gimp installed to do this. First, open the scanned drawing in Gimp. Next, select Select by Color. Click on an area that should be white and hit ctrl + x. Nex ...more
Stevmay09 will be teaching you how to digitally modify your eye color for free using GIMP. First you need to zoom in on the eyeball then click on the free select tool. Then start on the corner of the eye and make your way around the entire eye. Once you have the area around th ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to change hair color in a photo using GIMP. First, download and install the program. Open it and find the image you want to change. Next, zoom in to get a full view of the hair. Now you should go to the paths tool. Highlight all around ...more
This tutorial covers the very basic functions of using layers in GIMP photo editing software. A good tutorial for GIMP beginners, but if you know Photoshop or other layer based programs, you should skip this one.
This video walks you through how to jailbreak an iPhone 3GS using a Windows operating system. Warning: This tutorial only covers the 3.0 iPhone firmware on the iPhone 3GS. If you are using a different version of the iPhone or a different firmware version, this video is not for ...more
If you are struggling with the paths tool and drawing vector art in GIMP, you can import other people's paths and manipulate them for your purposes! This tutorial will show you how to find sources at DeviantART.com and start using those in GIMP.
Create cool backgrounds and effects using various Photoshop filters and layers.
How to resize photos from your digital camera the easy way, using either online or offline method using a program called GIMP.