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Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby akovia » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:18 am

Ok,
I've never been a public speaker but I bit the bullet since I keep getting asked to do these with sound.

This is going to be a series aimed at helping anyone new to gimp and how to get going from a fresh install. There are plenty of guides on the net for installation so I'll leave that to you.

The series will cover everything from the first opening, setting preferences, installing filters and plugins, and then doing an actual project. I'm sure I'll screw up along the way, so please post here for anything I missed or want more information on. If it's not planned for a future episode of this series, I can address them here.

All videos will be available in HD, so make sure you select HD for playback on youtube. (click the gear icon and select 1080p)

Part 1 Topics:

  • General usage information.
  • Setting up a few key preferences.
  • Partial explanations of menus.
  • Image navigation.
  • Introduction to paint brushes.
  • Short intro to layers.
  • Plugin/Script Folders
  • Plugin Browser

Part 2 Topics:

  • Installing Script Files
  • Installing key plugins
  • Intro to Script-Fu
  • Cover anything missed in part-1 (Edit and View Menu items)
  • Scripts used in Part 2

Part 3 Topics:

  • Create Fanart.tv Background
  • Create Fanart.tv Poster
  • Tools: Crop & Clone
  • Color Tools: Levels & Hue-Saturation
  • Filters: Heal Selection & Sharpen

Part 4A Topics:


Part 4B Topics:

  • Create Fanart.tv HDLogo pt2
  • Tools: Path Tool
  • Filters: Path, Shapes & Bevel Selection
  • Ref: Script Pack

Part 5 Topics:

  • Render Image for use in a HDClearart
  • Tools: Path, Color Erase, Curves & Dodge/Burn
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby bakslash » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Very helpful for a beginner like me. I'm looking forward to further guidance :)

Good job akovia!
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby schimi2k » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:25 pm

great... now i know akovias voice ( lovely ;) )

now with this tutorials from u i will give gimp another try bro... realy realy well done and nice video !
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby Tobby » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:52 am

Wow, the voice of the great akovia. This is going on my blog!! :D
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby akovia » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:08 pm

Part 3 added
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby akovia » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:08 pm

Part 4 added
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby schimi2k » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:20 am

realy great part 3 videos... UUUPPPSS i mean 4 ;)

love it... even for a photoshop user 8-)

EDIT PART 5:
GREAT TECHNIQUE of the Hair-Rendering Buddy !!! looks realy nice and its so easy :)
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby akovia » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:42 pm

schimi2k wrote:EDIT PART 5:
GREAT TECHNIQUE of the Hair-Rendering Buddy !!! looks realy nice and its so easy :)


Thanks Schimi2k! Means a lot coming from a hair master :)

Anyway, Part 5 is done and will most likely conclude this series of tutorials.
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby shevman » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:38 pm

One more user of photoshop, says: NICE Part 5

Woow... Very useful mode: Color Erase in "Paintbrush" :)

Your tutorial: Part 4A reminded me of one operation, this is when you create a text layer, and then choose Text to Path. Thank you for this!
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Re: Gimp from scratch Tutorials

Postby akovia » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:42 pm

shevman wrote:One more user of photoshop, says: NICE Part 5

Woow... Very useful mode: Color Erase in "Paintbrush" :)

Your tutorial: Part 4A reminded me of one operation, this is when you create a text layer, and then choose Text to Path. Thank you for this!


This makes me very happy! :D
I never thought you would find something useful from my tutorials Shevman. Your art is always spectacular. It was worth the time making them to hear that. :)
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