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Gimp Usage Videos

Postby akovia » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:31 am

I finally have my screen-casting working the way I want and decided to do some quick and dirty tutorials on using gimp for some of the more common tasks of creating fanart.
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.
    http://registry.gimp.org/
    http://gimpscripts.com/
    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)
    http://www.gimp.org/
    http://gimpforums.com/
    http://www.gimpchat.com
    http://www.gimptalk.com
    http://www.gimpusers.com
    etc…

*Tip*
The gimp status bar at the bottom might be useful to keep an eye on. It displays a lot of relevant information.
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby akovia » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:45 am

Clearart Render using Path Tool
Gimp 2.8.6
Shortcuts Reference

*Notes*
Just cutting out an image and resizing to be used in a clearart. Should show some techniques on path point placement and manipulation. Did some smoothing and sharpening as well.

Filters/Plugins
G’MIC (Anisotropic Smoothing)
FX Foundry Script Pack (Smart Sharpen)
Refocus Plugin (Smart Sharpen)
Alpha Check (Background Layers)



Scan Cleanup
Gimp 2.8.6
Shortcuts Reference

*Notes*
This video shows how to clean up the moire found on lots of poor scans. It also covers some general techniques to smoothen, sharpen, and adjusting the levels to give the image a little more “Pop”. The Clone Tool is used to fix dust and dirt spots.

Filters/Plugins
G’MIC (Anisotropic Smoothing)
FX Foundry Script Pack (Smart Sharpen)
Refocus Plugin (Smart Sharpen)
Descreen
FFT Fourier Plugin
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby Lordhutt » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:00 pm

Hey akovia,
I just got around to watching the tutorials. Great stuff, VERY helpful.
Thanks for taking the time!!
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby akovia » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:19 pm

Lordhutt wrote:Hey akovia,
I just got around to watching the tutorials. Great stuff, VERY helpful.
Thanks for taking the time!!


Glad to hear someone got someone use out of them. Let me know if you'd like to see anything added. :)
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby hslansky » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:15 pm

It appears that the scan cleanup video by akovia is no longer available for download. Would someone have a copy that they can share or could one of the admins make it available.

Thanks
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby akovia » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:58 pm

hslansky wrote:It appears that the scan cleanup video by akovia is no longer available for download. Would someone have a copy that they can share or could one of the admins make it available.

Thanks


Sorry hslansky, I've been away.
I fixed the link in case you still want to see it.
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Re: Gimp Usage Videos

Postby hslansky » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:30 pm

Akovia,
Welcome back, I hope all is well. You have been missed. Thanks for fixing the link
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