These videos are targeted more towards the intermediate user with a basic understanding of graphics software, though I'm sure that beginners could probably pick up something useful as well.
There are some caveats though which I will explain here.
- 1. No Audio
I'm not really keen on blabbering away through a tutorial so I've opted for silence. I found a great little utility that will display all my keyboard/mouse presses on screen so all of my actions can be re-created.
- 2. Shortcuts
I use shortcuts extensively and will continue to in these tutorials to keep the time shorter. As I do have a lot of custom shortcuts, I will also post an edited version of my menurc file which will show all of my shortcuts with all the empty commands pruned out. This can be a reference to decipher any command I use.
*Note* Do Not use this file in place of your own.
*Note 2* If this file changes, I will post a new one with the corresponding tutorial.
- 3. Content
I will only be covering the techniques that I’m currently comfortable with. (ie..No Hair)
I am still working on my anime collection and haven’t moved on to photos yet. When I do, and am comfortable with the results, I will be more than happy to do a tutorial on hair.
- 4. Photoshop Users
I really believe that the techniques used here should translate ok to Photoshop. If you can break down what’s being done, you should be able to figure out how to do it in Photoshop as it is more robust than gimp.
- 5. Filters & Plugins
Using gimp to the fullest means pimping it out with some of the vast resources available. If you see me using a filter/plugin that you don’t have, you should be able to decipher what it is from either popup window for it, or from the menurc file. Then it’s just a matter of tracking it down.
- 6. Gimp Help
This isn’t a support forum for gimp. If you have a question related to the tutorial I’ll be more than happy to do my best to answer it, but general gimp usage questions should be directed to a more appropriate forum. (There are TONS)
The gimp status bar at the bottom might be useful to keep an eye on. It displays a lot of relevant information.