Using Backgrounds for Gimp

How To : Remove the background from images using 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.

How To : Create a simple outer-space background in GIMP

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

How To : Design a YouTube channel background in GIMP

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

How To : Make your text follow a path when using GIMP

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.

How To : Get started using GIMP

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

How To : Replace faces in photos using GIMP

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.

How To : Make Youtube channel backgrounds using Photoshop

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

How To : Improve night shots using curves in GIMP

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

How To : Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP

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.

How To : Change Skin Tone in Photoshop

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

How To : Rotoscope with Roto Brush in After Effects CS5

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

How To : Change your desktop background in Mac OS X 10.6

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

How To : Edit image color in Photoshop

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

How To : See Through Clothes with Gimp 2.6

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

How To : Make the Gambit X-Men glowing card special effect

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

How To : Chromakey in Mask Pro for Photoshop

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

How To : Shoot on a green screen

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.

How To : Draw anime/manga backgrounds

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.

How To : Add icons to your apps using Xcode

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

How To : Create a photo background in Photoshop

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

How To : Use LiveType to create titles in Final Cut Express

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

How To : Begin drawing backgrounds

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

How To : Resize a digital photo with GIMP in Ubuntu Linux

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

How To : Crop a digital photo with GIMP in Ubuntu Linux

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

How To : Chromakey in After Effects

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

How To : Make custom icons in Windows XP

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

How To : Use the intelligent scissors in GIMP

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

How To : Give your images a widescreen border in GIMP

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

How To : Create realistic reflections in GIMP

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

How To : Create Roy Lichenstein style Pop Art in GIMP

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

How To : Digitally modify your eye color for free with GIMP

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

How To : Change your hair color with the GIMP image editor

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

How To : Use the basics of layers in GIMP

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.

How To : Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS on Windows!

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

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