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  1. Learn the Gimp Interface in Half an Hour

    Posted by kasrak on Mar 27, 2007

    A tutorial for absolute beginners who are just starting out with the GIMP. Covers how to change the interface, modify your docks and basic operations.

  2. Baby Steps with the GIMP

    Posted by kasrak on Feb 15, 2007

    A tutorial that gets you on your feet with the GIMP by guiding step-by-step through the process of building a web banner.

  3. Using the Scissor Tool

    Posted by kasrak on Jan 19, 2007

    The scissor tool (selects shapes from images) can be a confusing tool at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's great for extracting objects from your photos.

  4. How Layer Masks Work

    Posted by kasrak on Jan 9, 2007

    A tutorial that introduces you to GIMP's layer masks.

  5. Basic Shiny Orb

    Posted by kasrak on Jan 6, 2007

    How to make a shiny, orange orb. It's shiny!

  6. A Basics Tutorial

    Posted by kasrak on Jan 6, 2007

    A tutorial that covers many basic operations in the GIMP which creating a floating text logo.

  7. Drawing Shapes with the Paths Tool

    Posted by kasrak on Jan 4, 2007

    The Path Tool (replacing the old Bezier Selection tool) can be used in many creative ways. Maybe the best thing in it is the smooth, beautiful curves it produces. But you can also use paths to create different polygonal shapes if you don't 'pull out the handles'.

  8. How to Create Straight Lines

    Posted by kasrak on Dec 28, 2006

    This tutorial shows you how you can do straight lines with the 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.

  9. An Introduction to Quickmask

    Posted by kasrak on Dec 28, 2006

    This tutorial introduces you to the QuickMask feature in GIMP by demonstrating how it can be used to create vignette effects. QuickMask is a convenient way to modify selections using pixel-changing tools such as the paintbrush, eraser, or any plug-in filter. It lets you make very precise adjustments to your selections.

  10. Beginning with Paths

    Posted by kasrak on Dec 28, 2006

    Bezier selection is a powerful tool in The Gimp. The rectangle- and ellipse-selections are not very flexible if you happen to need something more special. And since many of us gimpers don't have a graphics tablet, it's not so easy to make the mouse pointer move the way you want. Bezier selection fixes the problem by using smooth mathematical curves instead your own shaky mouse trail.

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