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10 Things For New GIMP Users by AMProSoft 10 Things For New GIMP Users by AMProSoft
10 things that new GIMP users might not know but would probably find useful if they did.

If you find any of this information useful I would LOVE a WATCH or at least fav this and leave a comment.

I am planning to make more of these, and I might redo this one if enough people have useful suggestions for how to improve it.

If the text is too small and tough to read, here is a link to the text. [link]
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:icondingheart664:
DingHeart664 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this. I really want to get more familiar with Gimp and use it to it's fullest potential.
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thewolfkin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
i've tried to feather a selection and it never worked. I always have to select feather first... i 'll have to go back and try again because that would be awesome.
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:icondancing-kitten:
Dancing-Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm not even new to GIMP, and I didn't know you could use transformations on selections. I've been just cutting and pasting my selections to turn them into floating layers. ^.^'
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:iconla-tachuela:
La-Tachuela Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. thank YOu.
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconjericam:
JEricaM Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial :D point 7 it's amazing :D I'll try!
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Let me know if you have trouble with it.
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:iconjonnsnow:
JonnSnow Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, and welcome to Gimp Art is Cool. This is a nice tutorial, and would be a welcome addition to Gimp Art is Cools tutorial folder, if we had one. Since we don't, is there a tutorial group that specializes in Gimp tutorials that we might affiliate with?
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
Indeed there is. :iconmastergimpers: is one such group that I know of.
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:iconjonnsnow:
JonnSnow Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconmr-glaceon:
Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been using GIMP extensively for over a year now, and I've pretty much got all this down pat, but when you talked about feathering selections, it oddly helped me realize that I could create a selection inside an ink with the Fuzzy Select tool, and resize the selection by just a bit so the colors will fill snuggly under the ink lines, with no bleeding.

That's going to save me literally hours drawing paths to fill in color bases on cartoon art, and I wouldn't have realized that if it weren't for this tutorial, thanks for helping in an unexpected way. XD
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
Gratitude for all the saved time then.

I love it when one idea leads to another. And that is exactly how I usually do things in my work flow.
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:iconmr-glaceon:
Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's great how it works out like that, and that's pretty much how I learn new stuff too. ^^
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0bsidianFire Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As someone who uses both GIMP and Photoshop, at least half of the things you put up there are why I use GIMP for my own artwork instead of Photoshop. The devil is in the details, and there are several detailed features in GIMP that aren't in Photoshop and predictably, they're the features I use the most.
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
As far as I know all of those actions can be achieved in PS in some way or another. I just hope to spread the information that they can be accomplished in GIMP also and try to make it easy to understand how to accomplish them. GIMP has a lot of great features, but I had difficult finding some of them so I'm trying to pull those ones into the light of day.
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celticpath Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great tutorial! :) I think I'll share this with my dad, because every once in a while he comes to my house asking how to do things in Gimp. lol
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AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Hope he finds it understandable and useful.
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:iconcelticpath:
celticpath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
He was VERY happy to get it! lol I'm pretty sure he'll let me know if he has any trouble with it. :) But I doubt he will, it's a pretty straight-forward tutorial. :)
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AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
:D
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:iconcelticpath:
celticpath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work, Alex. Well-written, easy to understand. I had no idea there was such an active GIMP community here...I guess I never looked. Using the horizontal flip to check for symmetry is something I never thought of...excellent idea. I also didn't know you could feather a selection after creating it.

One minor point on terms: you refer to a picture as having a 400 x 600 resolution. Resolution is how fine-grained the picture is, usually measured in dots per inch (DPI), or pixels per inch (PPI)...which are the same thing, I believe. Resolution is REALLY important when it comes to printing (not so much when you're looking at an image on a computer screen). 600 x 400 is just the picture's size...its dimensions.
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
Yes. I suppose that is confusing wording. I always learned graphics coding with respect to screen resolution [link] . I remember saving up my money to get a VGA monitor with 640-480 screen resolution and that's the trajectory along which I've come to refer to image dimensions as an image's resolution.

Hopefully I'll not lead to the confusion of anyone doing print graphics. If I do an update I'll surely change it.
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JadeofAllTrades Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is informative. I like it. :D Is there anyway you could do a tutorial on layer masks? Because I don't really understand what to do with them, but I know they're useful. :S


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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
I can do you one better than making you wait for all that. I can point you to a good one that someone has already put together.

mastergimpers.deviantart.com/art/Layer-Masking-101-on-Gimp-342299100

Hope that helps. :D
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
I'll try to link that better

[link]
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:iconjadeofalltrades:
JadeofAllTrades Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Thank you. :meow:


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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome.
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Ace60 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
:iconclappingraccoonplz: very well put
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :)
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Glimmertheghostwolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!!!! :D I needed this information!
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Glimmertheghostwolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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AeryonSun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I needed this badly!
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome. Hope it helps.
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:iconaeryonsun:
AeryonSun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I'm sure it would! I am a traditional artist, but I have dabbled in GIMP before and had no clue what was going on lol! I don't think I'll ever change my way of drawing to digital, but I am curious enough about it to give it a go. This will help a lot!
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JonnSnow Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you put your traditional work on line, I'm sure you have noticed a change in quality, colors, values, etc, caused by cameras or scanners. The GIMP's curves tool can help get the digital quality of a scanned work closer to the original look.
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AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Have you ever seen the way that :iconoutsidelogic: does drawings in ballpoint and then just uses GIMP to add highlights and finishes? It's pretty neat.
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AeryonSun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just looked through his gallery. That is pretty neat! It reminds me a bit of the way School House Rocks used to look! I like the effect a lot!
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SJ-Lykana Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks awesome man. Again, lay out is great, it's easy to follow and rather inviting. The content is super useful, and even contains a few things I didn't know so thanks very much :) I think this would be a very valuable resource to all GIMP users and I'm sure many more people will appreciate it as much as me. Thank you :hug: I've just been alerted by hubby that it's officially my bday (just gone midnight here) so enjoy a cyber slice of cake on me :party:
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AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Happy birthday SJ :D All I was able to get for you was this crumby tutorial aome deviantArt love. Enjoy your day with the family. :)
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SJ-Lykana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:party: Nothing wrong with that lol loving your tutorials
Having a great day, thanks :hug:
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:iconamprosoft:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
it at some of my keystrokes. aome is supposed to say "and some"
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:iconsj-lykana:
SJ-Lykana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
And there was me thinking you were inventing your own little language :giggle:
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