Gimp Questions With C & C.

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  1. MGriff240

    MGriff240 TPF Noob!

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    So I finally got Gimp to download correctly on my MacBook, so I've been playing around with it. I just want to know what the basic "touch-up" controls that everyone uses are. I've been using the color-balance, brightness-contrast, and curves options. Anything I'm missing?

    Here's a few pics that I edited using it.

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    3. (Yes, I know that's slightly out of focus. :p)
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  2. Proteus617

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    Viewing the histogram while playing with the levels tool is a good way to figure out what's going on. Start investigating layers and masks.
     
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    Sharpness.

    Also I like the first one, but did you Post Process the blurred background? It looks fake.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It's very handy if you can learn to use the selection tools to do local edits, rather than relying on editing globally.
     
  5. Sirashley

    Sirashley TPF Noob!

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    If you click on the link in my sig, the second blog post has a quick Gimp video tutorial that I did which covers the very basics, and ironically, is editing a photo of a bird in a tree... Really all you are missing is running an Unsharpen mask...

    Almost forgot, the C&C, I really like the composition of the first one, I think it works well, its a good shot.. In the second one, if you used auto focus, it looks like it grabbed the feeder because the bird is out of focus... The third one, well, I kinda like the effect, but the composition is lacking in my opinion. I'm no pro, so take it for what its worth... Which isn't very much... :lmao:
     
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  6. myvinyl333

    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for your post, I am trying my hand @ Gimp as well...this helps:thumbup:jorge
     

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