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GIMP: In The Hands Of An Artist

Due to busy schedule, the GIMP drawing technique I was documenting is on hold for now. However, if you happened to wonder what an artist (which I am not) could do using GIMP to manipulate graphics, please check out AmyStephen’s blog about GIMP. Please click the image below to see what’s waiting for you.


Screenshot from website

An inspiration for those who want to use GIMP!


Filed under: GIMP, Graphics, Open Source Community, ,

GIMP’s Saving File – The Tip of the Day!

tip-of-day.pngLevel: Beginner

Today’s GIMP Tip of the day is so far the easiest tip to understand and a very important one. The tip is about saving an image. It reads, Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Beginners, GIMP, Graphics, , ,

Permission To Use

pin.pngAfter watching the YouTube video couple of times, my brain circuitry responded graciously. Its effect fired up the musical inclination that is dying in my subconscious mind. Oh! yes, I found an inspiration. I found a perfect reason to pick up the guitar, start practicing and at the same time blogged what I had been learning each week. How convenient was that?

Every week since I first saw the video, I posted the finger positions I already mastered by using the Print Screen key  and then used GIMP’s (FREE Graphic Manipulation Program) paste as new command. I also did some editing to the images, like cropping, adding text, filters and saving file as GIF, PNG, JPEG and XCF GIMP’s own format and some other simple tasks just to familiarize myself with GIMP.

The learning experience is what I called “three birds in one stone or something similar “. –blogging, Gimping and practicing the guitar. It was almost perfect when suddenly, I felt something dreadful. I felt something that was not right. Darn you ethical- religious -self-righteous- God fearing-God loving- law abiding – tax paying- jail fearing- spammer hating- newbie- wannabe- frigging- SELF! Yes, you had forced me to make things right. So I visited the website and wrote asking their permission.


Hope to hear from you guys!

Updated: 1/09

Silence means either or…

Filed under: Ethics, GIMP, Graphics, Self-Help, YouTube

GIMP — The First Encounter

Objective: In this exercise I describe the process how GIMP got into my PC.
Allotted time: It depends how fast you read.
Level of Experience: Beginner.

Let the learning experience begins. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Beginners, GIMP, Graphics, Hobbies, Thoughts

GIMP’s Tip of the day! – Saves my day?

While working on an image using GIMP, the first thing I noticed was the (100ms) at the end of the layer’s name, like the one below.

gimp 100

I really wonder what those numbers are. I didn’t even bother to search for an answer. I just want to finish what I have in mind – to put shadow.

With those numbers present:
I can use the tools particularly the eraser (my favorite) but not the Filter – Shadow (another favorite) was grayed out and all the other sub-menu entries.

Course of Action: Closed the program and open a bitmap that can be edited.

Another Day Came: Launched GIMP and read the tip of the day.

Tip of the day!Tip: Not all effects can be applied to all kinds of images.
This is indicated by a grayed-out menu-entry.
You may need to change the image mode to RGB (Image→Mode→RGB), add an alpha-channel (Layer→Transparency→Add Alpha Channel) or flatten it (Image→Flatten Image).

Could that be the answer?


Filed under: Graphics, Technology

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