GIMP photo retouching


There’s a whole book of it, Klaus Goelk­er’s illus­trat­ed [amazonify]1933952032::text::::GIMP 2 for Photog­ra­phers: Image Edit­ing with Open Source Soft­ware[/amazonify]. Here’s a col­lec­tion of online GIMP tutori­als, arti­cles and sites for retouch­ing and improv­ing dig­i­tal photographs.

The OSP Wiki is a wik­i­fied col­lec­tion of tutori­als on open source photog­ra­phy. [flickr group] [”>tutori­als]

torials/ReducingCCDNoise/”>reducing CCD noise (should be always done to reduce noise in images, esp. indoor and low-light shots)

torials/CosmeticRetouch/”>cosmetic retouch­ing [torials/”>more]”>retouch­ing por­traits (using the “heal­ing” tool to fix skin tones and blem­ish­es)

[amazonify]1933952032:right[/amazonify]”>post-processing an image with curves, giv­ing a “glow­ing” effect, soft­en­ing the light (good for por­traits & peo­ple shots)

“air­brush a pret­ty girl” tutor­i­al on smooth­ing skin, remov­ing blem­ish­es, using blurs and chang­ing col­ors [”>archive]

torials/SampleToning/”>sampling toned images (make your dig­i­tal images look like great b/w film or with sepia tones)

torials/BlurOverlays/”>gaussian blur over­lays

See the Gimp users group on Flickr.

[ad]”>Outline of dig­i­tal photog­ra­phy tech­niques.

A Photographer’s Guide to Image Siz­ing

Snatchi­fy” a photo image.

A high-pass fil­ter torials/Sketch_Effect/”>sketch effect (turn a photo of a per­son or object into a draw­ing)

torials/Perlotine/”>Using Perl-O-Tine to slice and cut an image for putting in a web lay­out.

Use photos to make tex­tured image back­grounds.

First published on March 8th, 2009 at 1:23 pm (EST) and last modified on March 8th, 2009 at 4:46 pm (EST).

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