GIMP Tutorial 1- Basic Photo Editing With GIMP - Tutorial+1-+Basic+Photo+Editing... · GIMP Tutorial 1 ‐ Basic Photo Editing This tutorial will cover • Rotating images • Flipping images • Red‐eye removal • Cropping

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  • GIMPTutorial1BasicPhotoEditing

    Thistutorialwillcover

    Rotatingimages Flippingimages Redeyeremoval Cropping Resizing

    Getstarted

    OpenGimpfromthelinkonyourdesktop(orfromtheWindowsProgramMenu)

    Ifyouareathome,startbydownloadingGIMPfromgimpwin.sourceforge.net.Onceyouvedownloadedtheprogram,openandinstallit.

    BEFOREYOUBEGINTHISTUTORIAL,DOWNLOADANYIMAGEFROMhttp://www.geekphilosopher.comANDSAVEITTOYOURH:DRIVE.YOUCANDOTHISBYRIGHTCLICKINGONTHEIMAGEANDSELECTINGSAVEIMAGEAS

    YOUWILLALSONEEDTODOWNLOADANEXAMPLEREDEYEIMAGEASWELL.YOUMAYBRINGINANEXAMPLEORYOUCANSEARCHGOOGLEIMAGES(http://www.google.com/images)FORREDEYEEXAMPLE.

    OpenoneoftheseimagesinGimpandfollowalong.

  • Openyourimage

    Toopenanimage,clickthe"File"menu,thenclick"Open".Browseyourcomputerfortheimageyouwanttoedit,thendoubleclicktoopenit.

    Rotatinganimage

    Rotatinganimageisverysimple.Clickthe"Image"menu,"Transform",thenclick"Rotate90clockwise","Rotate90counterclockwise"or"Rotate180".

  • Flippinganimage

    Flippinganimageisalsoverysimple.Fromthe"Image"menu,clickeither"FlipHorizontally"or"FlipVertically".

    Redeyeremoval

    Toremoveredeyefromyourphotosofpeople,choosethe"RectangleSelect"tool,thendragaboxovertheeyes.

  • Next,clickthe"Filters"menu,then"Enhance",then"RedEyeRemoval".

    Adjustthe"Threshold"settinguntiltheredeyehasbeenremoved.Ahigherthresholdleveloffersbetterredeyereduction,butmightaffectthecolourofotherpartsoftheimage.

    Whenyouarehappywiththeresults,click"OK"tomakethechangestoyourimage.

  • Croppingimages

    Ifyouwanttocropyourimageandchopunwantedpartsfromtheedges,selectthe"RectangleSelect"toolagain.Dragaboxoverthepartsoftheimageyouwanttokeep.

    Tocropyourimagetotheselectedarea,clickthe"Image"menuthenclick"CroptoSelection".

    Theimagewillnowbecroppedtothesizeoftheareayouselected.

  • Resizingimages

    BeforeyouuploadyourphotostotheInternet,Ihighlyrecommendyouresizethemfirst.Smallerimagestakealotlesstimetoupload,savingyoufromsittingaroundtwiddlingyourthumbs.

    Toresizeyourimage,clickthe"Image"menu,thenclick"ScaleImage...".

    Iwouldpersonallyrecommendthatyouresizeyourimagestoamaximumof800pixelswideand600pixelstallforlandscapeimages,and600pixelswideby800pixelstallforportraitimages.

    Click"Scale"tomaketheresizingchangestoyourimage.

  • ASSIGNMENT

    Downloadanimagefromhttp://www.geekphilosopher.comorbringinapersonalpictureandperformthefollowingoperationsonit:

    1. Rotatetheimage90degreesclockwise,then

    2. Fliptheimagevertically,then

    3. Croptheimage,then

    4. Scaletheimageto600pixelswide,then

    5. Usingthetexttool(youllhavetofigurethisoneout),addyournamesoitcanberead,then

    6. Printtheimagetothecolorlaserandhanditin.

    Itshouldlooksomethinglikethis(butwithadifferentpicture):