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Straight Line Tutorial. Text and images Copyright (C) 2002 Seth Burgess and may not be used without permission of the author.

Straight Line Tutorial

Intention This tutorial shows you how you can do straight lines with GIMP, using a feature called the Shift Key. Straight lines are a convenient way to make things that aren't so terribly affected by the imprecision of a mouse or tablet, and to take advantage of the power of a computer to make things look neat and orderly. This tutorial doesn't use Straight Lines for complex tasks; its intended to show how you can use it to create quick and easy line effects.

Step 1 The invention called the typewriter introduced the Shift Key. Step 2 First, create a new image. Step 3 Then click on the paintbrush. Step 4 After you click the paintbrush tool, you can click the image. Step 5 After you have a starting point, and have held down the Shift Key, you'll see a line like above if you're running GIMP version 1.2.x or later. Final See how the line is drawn on top of the preview? Examples. Red Eye Removal. Text and images Copyright (C) 2002 Carol Spears and may not be used without permission of the author.

Red Eye Removal

Editor's note: since this tutorial was written, the Red Eye Removal plug-in has been included in the default GIMP package (see Filters -> Enhance -> Red Eye Removal). This tutorial is still useful if you want to do things by hand. Intention. Bezier Selections. Borders On Selections. Text and images Copyright (C) 2002 Francisco Bustamante Hempe and may not be used without permission of the author.

Borders On Selections

Intention Since GIMP is an image manipulation program and not a painting program it doesn't include tools to draw shapes like squares and circles. However this doesn't mean you can't paint them, in fact there are some interesting options regarding this subject when it comes to GIMP. The solution is to use the selection stroking capabilities of GIMP. This option can be accesed on the image menu (right button click on the image), by going to <Image> Edit -> Stroke Selection. Step 1 Before doing that however we need to make a selection with the shape we want. Step 2 Use the selection tools to create a selection with the desired shape. Step 3 After you have the selection, choose a brush from the brush selection dialog. Step 4 When all the options are selected you can click on <Image> Edit -> Stroke. Step 5 When all the options are selected you can finally click on OK.

Examples. The Basics Tutorial. Text and images Copyright (C) 2002 Jens Lautenbacher and may not be used without permission of the author.

The Basics Tutorial

Intention On this page, the first section of our ever growing (?) Collection of tutorials, I will demonstrate the basic operation you will need to perform over and over again in your life as a computer artist: Generate isolated parts of a picture and combine them with a random background. GIMPLite Quickies. Text and images Copyright (C) 2004 Carol Spears and may not be used without permission of the author.

GIMPLite Quickies

Intention So, you have GIMP installed on your computer, you need to make a quick change to an image for some project, but don't want to learn about computer graphics right now in order to get the image changed. Totally understandable. GIMP is a powerful image manipulator with many options and tools. However, it is quick and somewhat intuitive (after a time) for the small jobs as well. A couple of words about the images used here. All you should need to know to start here is how to find your image and open it. Change the Size of an Image (Scale) Problem: you have a huge image and you want to put it nicely for viewing on a web page. The first thing that you might notice is that GIMP opens the image at a logical size for viewing. The other thing to look at in the titlebar is the mode. Image entry in the menu and the sub menu from the screenshot should reveal itself.

Make jpegs Smaller.