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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:29 pm  (#61) 
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This is very rudimentary, but I don't see anything
here, so you decide if this tip is any good or not,
after installing gimp, I Create several Templates.

File\Create Template
Pretty simple, pretty useful
_T_= transparent background

1920x1080_T_WDHDTV my desktop
1280X800_T_notebook brothers desktop
1080x1080_T_HDTV
1024x1024_T_clipbrd or gmic
512x512_T_gmic
256x256_T_L-thumb
50x50_T_DA
8x8_T_snap
1x1_T_mem-min


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 Post subject: dcraw for Gimp.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:31 pm  (#62) 
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I know there's a tips and tricks thread some place around here but I'll be damned if I can find it.
Anyway, not sure if this has been mentioned before but I just found a way to enable Gimp to open RAW files without running them through a separate photo editor first. It's pretty straight forward, just install gimp-dcraw, I did it via synaptic on LM16, and them Gimp will open the RAW files for whichever folder they are saved in.
Just though I'd mention it. :)
btw, running Gimp 2.8.8 and Linux Mint 16.

Edit: someone found it for me, cheers for moving this.

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 Post subject: Resizing tiny images for re-use
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:53 pm  (#63) 
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Not a tutorial, just a hint inspired by an off-line question.

if your image is tiny (say 300x300 and not copyrighted)

step resize to as big as you can handle

gblur the unsharp as many times as needed

smudge, heal and touch up as needed

color enhance

when happy, step resize down to the required size.

Generally produces an exceptable result but tweaking and experementing may be required.

Hope it helps

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 Post subject: Color-Hex Info
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:52 pm  (#64) 
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For helpful color information.
1. Go to DuckDuckGo.
2. Enter color hex notation (e.g., #268bd2).
3. Select the Info link.

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Alternative, ColorHexa.



Bonus tip from, http://wiki.gimp.org/index.php/Users:Tips.
Users:Tips wrote:
Foreground/Background colors in color buttons

Many of GIMP's plugins/tools require you to choose a color using a color button. In most cases, right clicking the color button will show a menu from which you can pick one of "Foreground Color", "Background Color", "Black", "White".

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 Post subject: Color Selector (Palette tab)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:56 pm  (#65) 
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This "tip" is really just to share a dumb (i.e., erroneous) assumption I've been making for about a decade.

The right-most tab in GIMP's color chooser dialog shows a small assortment of useful colors. By default it shows the primary colors plus some simple combinations thereof (e.g., CMY), as well as various shades of gray.

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I always thought these colors were hard coded, making the tab of limited utility. Turns out I was wrong and the set of colors shown in that tab is the currently active palette. When GIMP starts, the active palette is set to be the "Default" palette; switch to a different palette and you will have a different set of colors from which to choose.

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:25 pm  (#66) 
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One can move a text layer while editing it by holding down the ALT key and dragging (simple, I know, but I only just discovered this).

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:27 pm  (#67) 
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Using Fuzzy Select tool (magic wand) or Color Select tool
and adding to selection by Shift-LMB clicking, usually produces a mess with
marching ants regions, when at some point you're no longer sure which
parts of image are selected and which are not (happened to me very often :hehe ).

There is a more perceivable way to view your selection while using Magic Wand or
color select tools - the Selection editor (Selection>Selection editor) - where white areas
is your current selection.

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 Post subject: YouTube keyboard shortcuts when watching tutorials
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:29 pm  (#68) 
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Handy YouTube keyboard shortcuts when watching tutorials.

Left / Right arrow => Jump back / ahead 5 seconds in the current video
Home / End ======> Seek to the beginning / last seconds of the video
Spacebar ========> Play / Pause
Numbers 1 to 9 ===> Seek to the 10% to 90% of the video (not the keypad)
Number 0 ========> Seek to the beginning of the video (not the keypad)
Up / Down arrow => Increase / Decrease volume 5%

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:45 pm  (#69) 
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Dragging a layer's thumbnail preview and dropping it on the New Layer :new button will create the new layer having the same size and location. There will be no dialog popping up and the new layer will be filled using the same Layer Fill Type as was used when last the New Layer command was run.

For example, to place a colored layer as a backdrop to a text layer, you could drag-n-drop the text layer onto the New Layer :new button, then click the Move Down :movedn button.

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:19 pm  (#70) 
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Thats cool Saulgoode, that would cut out a few steps.

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