Professional Photo Editing


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Photoshop Alternative Software is a versatile graphic manipulation package and can easily cope with simple tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can also be used for advanced functions such as an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer or an image format converter.

The software also allows its functionality to be extended via freely available plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. It also has scripting interface which allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Award Winning Tutorials DVD It doesn’t matter if you are a Complete Novice or Seasoned PRO. This easy to follow tutorial DVD with over 80 tutorials will have you designing Amazing Graphics & Editing Photos in no time…

Key Features of Photo Editing Software

* Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
* Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
* Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
* Supports custom brushes and patterns

* Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
* Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time

Advanced Manipulation
* Full alpha channel support
* Layers and channels
* Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
* Editable text layers
* Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
* Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
* Foreground extraction tool
* Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
* Transformable paths, transformable selections.
* Quickmask to paint a selection.

* A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
* Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
* Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
* Over 100 plug-ins already available

* Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
* MNG support
* Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
* Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
* Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

File Handling
* File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
* Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
* SVG path import/export

+Many Other Features

Sample of Lessons from Video Tutorials

Episode 110: Some new Paths (2)

01:00 Switch to HD
02:30 Ubuntu script for Wacom Tablets
03:45 Book review: Akkana Peck:
10:30 Path tool: Design mode
11:00 Adding nodes and moving them
12:30 Close a path
12:50 Add a second component to the path
13:45 Expanding a path
14:30 Selecting nodes and moving them together
15:00 Delete a node
15:30 Move a component
15:50 Tweak a segment
16:15 Move a segment
17:40 Interlude: Ambigrams by Seth (Video) and John Pazdan (Music: Solistice)
21:45 Edit mode with paths
22:15 Adding nodes
22:30 Pulling out handles
23:30 Removing handles and segemnts
24:40 Joining components of the path
25:10 Straightening out the curve at the node
26:30 Read the documentation at
27:50 What does Akkane Peck write about the path tool?
29:40 iTunes help needed

Episode 111: All Ducks in a Row!

00:19 Welcome
00:25 The new mobile feed
03:17 The Align tool
03:49 Create some layers to try the tool on
06:00 Moving layers using the move tool
06:40 Centering a layer using the align tool
08:00 Aligning layers to each other
08:50 Distributing layers
09:30 Selecting layers using the rubber-band select
11:00 Summary
13:19 Reminder about the mobile feed
14:46 The End

Episode 112: Two Candles

00:19 Welcome to episode 112
00:26 A reminder of how it all started
01:25 Advertisements?!
01:58 Thanks for the support
03:20 Ivo and AutoZine in Amsterdam
06:05 The original photo for manipulation
09:10 Examining the colours in the image
11:00 Make a desaturated layer and give it a layer mask
11:38 Paint on the layer mask to reveal particular areas
13:45 Moving the letters – a challenge for the viewers
16:29 A previous episode on selective sharpening
17:40 Cropping the image
20:40 Curves adjustment
21:20 Duplicate the layer and add a layer mask
21:45 Apply the edge detect filter to the layer mask
22:45 Select everything we don’t want sharpened
25:00 Tweak the layer mask
25:40 Sharpen the layer
30:28 The End

Episode 113: Access Control

00:23 Thank You’s to the person who fixed ITunes (sorry, I could not quite get the name) and Phillipe for the new Intro.
01:00 Introduction? Rolf talks about an idea that involves access methods and further classification within this portfolio.
02:35 Further clarification of his idea, showing locks and alternate access and control.
05:30 To support his ideas Rolf refers to Jeff Curto podcasts about project planning and the History of Photography.
08:05 Back to the collection of images. Redefine parameters and cull unwanted or unrelated images.
11:00 Re-assess the parameters / crop / access, etc.
15:00 Invitation to comment on this work in progress and close.

Episode 114: Secrets of a Portaloo!

00:20 The Book Challenge
05:20 A Photo Book as the target for “Access Control”
07:50 Scribus for making PDF files
10:00 Photobooks to look at
10:35 Editing an image for the book
11:15 Blown out pixelss
11:45 RAW to the rescue with UFRaw
16:28 Comparing JPEG and UFRaw output
18:50 Correcting a colour cast in UFRaw
20:45 Straightening the image
23:00 Cropping the image
26:50 Improving contrast with a layer in overlay mode and a mask
33:20 Crooping more
35:00 What’s left to do

Episode 115: Jahshaka and a GAP
Episode 116:_Color I_nfo?

00:20 The feed for small players
01:55 A new camera
04:10 The Color Info Menu
04:20 The histogram
04:25 Stats
05:50 Log or Linear
07:50 Value and RGB
09:30 Border average
14:30 Color cube analysis
15:05 Smooth palette
16:55 Challenge reminder

Episode 117:Digital GND?

00:00 Hello and invitation to OGG camp at Wolverhampton
01:50 Luigi (MTG member) asks about the GND (Graduated Neutral Density) Filter. Rolf explains the construction of a real filter.
03:00 Introduce RayAdagio’s photo of of a beach scene and points to the different exposures to better show beach and sky.
03:45 Rolf introduces a layermask and explains the purpose of white and black in the mask. He creates a crude layermask to show both sky and beach to their best advantage.
05:10 Starts to introduce the gradient or blend tool.
05.57 Shows further workings of the gradient tool.
08:15 Back to the original beach scene. Tries different gradients in the layermask to get a reasonable fit. Explains the use of the control key to limit angles to 15 degrees. (easy way to draw perpendiculars or normals to a horizontal)
10:30 Rolf talks about the perfect layermask but concedes that it is time consuming.
11:10 Discusses the possibility and merits of a script or plugin with a GUI.
13:15 Rolf alters the gradient layermask with manual painting to follow the contour of the dunes.
15:15 show the finished mask with painted corrections.
16:10 Reminder of the challenge and goodbye.

Episode 118: Looking in the Crystal Ball at GIMP 2.8

Episode 119: Get your Palette!

Episode 120: Two funny Accents in one Show!

Episode 121: Transparent Transformations and Getting Rich with GIMP

03:00 Grabbing images from the web
04:30 Elipse select tool
05:00 Copy and paste between images
05:30 Shrink (scale) a layer
07:25 Blurring with a layer mask and the blend tool
09:45 Copy and paste between images
10:35 Don’t work on the layer mask
11:25 Move the layer
11:55 Scale the layer
14:10 Rotate the layer
15:30 Revealing parts of a layer with a mask
17:30 Cropping to a square
18:20 Scale the image
18:40 Exporting to png
19:45 The GOOGLE logo in GIMP
22:10 Analysis

Episode 122: Pimp my Photo! (1)

03:30 Kevin’s image
04:00 Bracketing
05:30 Darkening parts of the image with curves and layer mask
06:30 Combining different images from the bracketed shots
09:00 image composition
10:00 Spray paint
10:10 Notes in a separate layer
12:00 jd24w9’s image
12:00 Combining background and foreground from different shots
12:50 Don’t merge your layers – keep them!
13:45 Better use a different shot for the sky – fake but easier
14:25 Ted’s image
14:40 Tab toggles the toolbox on and off the screen
15:00 Divide the image in several parts and process them differently
16:30 Overlay Mode for enhancing brickwork
17:15 Making a surreal sky with multiply mode
18:45 Gimpel’s image
20:00 Threshold tool for black and white
21:15 painting over the image
22:00 Wrapping up
22:35 Server problems and PCN

Episode 123: Pimp my Photo! (2)

00:50 Threshold tool revisited
02:40 Ityker’s image
04:00 Selective decolorisation
05:00 Layer mask for selective decolorisation
05:00 Layer mask shortcuts
06:00 Duotone
08:45 Sample points
10:00 Preventing tonal change of the colorisation layer
11:10 Sharpening layer
12:50 Fake view cam cassete shadow
14:30 Mathias’ image
15:50 Image sources
17:00 Layers for ressources
18:40 Combining different exposures
19:25 Healing spots and bra straps
20:30 Layers for sculpting the hair
22:40 The sky – overlay mode
23:50 The sign
24:00 Layer groups
25:00 Dodge and burn on a layer in soft light mode
26:00 Unsharp mask for enhancing local and global contrast
27:20 The John Arnold Style Vignette(R) 😉
Episode 124: PS Translation Service

00:28 Welcome to from John Arnold
01:05 Welcome to Meet The Gimp from Rolf
02:30 Back to John
02:50 – a curves layer
05:10 – a layer mask
08:20 Back to Rolf
09:00 The original photo
09:20 Make a layer with increased saturation
10:40 Add a gradient layer in soft light mode to alter the sky
12:10 New layer from visible
13:25 Add a layer mask and edit it
15:25 The problem with destructive editing
15:55 But it’s not that big a problem
18:20 New segment – time for lessons
19:55 How film works
24:00 How a sensor works
27:00 Feedback please
28:14 The End

Episode 125: Crop it! But how?

00:24 Welcome
00:35 Discussion on the forum
01:47 Image of a leaf
02:30 35mm format aspect ratio
04:15 Image of rivets
05:12 Rotate the image
06:40 Crop based on including the wanted features
08:40 Image on a foggy morning
09:08 Adding guides by percent
10:00 Where 4 by 3 aspect ratio comes from
11:00 Examine the image
12:00 Crop to a fixed aspect ratio
12:40 Cropping guide-lines
15:15 How to crop to fit a paper size
16:27 Set canvas size
18:00 Add a background layer
19:00 Add colour and contrast strips
20:20 How to fit image to a specific print aspect ratio
23:20 Digital photography – ISO settings
29:05 Why noise increases with ISO
31:35 Why the web-site goes slowly sometimes
33:05 Donations for 2010 please
34:40 The End

Episode 126: Quick Karmic Frames

00:20 Greetings and Jeff Curto at lenswork
02:30 Using a white frame and text
03:10 Cropping an image
05:50 Getting a square crop
06:20 Eyes out of focus – no problem here
07:10 G’MIC plugin and frames

Episode 127: Octave Sharpening

00:30 Torrent for the first 100 shows
02:10 Grandfatherclock tutorial in writing at
03:10 Help for Norman
04:00 Google Wave
04:40 Octave sharpening
06:20 TAB hides the dialogs
06:50 Octave sharpening in action
08:00 50% Zoom for sharpening
08:10 Sharpen the 4 layers
11:20 setting the opacity
12:00 Looking at the result
13:15 Layer group workaround
14:30 Recap
17:10 Forum
17:00 Fund raising

Episode 128: Beam it up, F-SPOT!
Episode 129: Octave Sharpening Python Plugin
Episode 130: Getting the Bugs out

01:10 Octave Math Plugin
02:10 Number types in Python
06:00 Making a test case
06:30 Finding the wrong layer mode
08:00 Running into a wall and thinking around it
09:40 Isolate the bug
12:40 Cleaning up the code
14:40 Colour halos wit Normal Mode sharpening
16:40 When to use Octave sharpening
17:10 Basics of Photography – Depth of Field and Bokeh
19:00 Image creation with a lens
21:00 Circle of Confusion
22:30 Depth of Field
25:00 Apperture and DoF
28:30 DoF and sensor size
29:00 Dofmaster
30:00 Focal length and DoF

Episode 131: Automatic?

00:20 Starting 2010 – thanks and a guy selling GIMP
04:30 New Forum policy
05:40 New Focus Ring Episode
07:00 Exporting an image from F-Spot to GIMP
07:20 The Histogram shows underexposure
08:00 Exploring /Colors/Auto
09:15 Equalize, stretch contrast, stretch HSV
11:50 Color Enhance
12:50 The manual curves approach
15:30 Unsharp Maks (USM) for getting details in snow
17:00 Selection with layer mask
19:00 Basics: Apperture numbers explained

Episode 132: Cinelerra in Japan!
Episode 133: The Power of a Book
Episode 134: Dynamic Range Therrory

02:04 Orders of Magnitude
04:00 How much light is in a scene? (Dynamic range ramp up)
06:00 There is no black and white
06:30 Dynamic range of a scene
06:50 Dynamic range of LCD and prints
08:50 Dynamic range of the camera
09:50 Exposure = slide the dynamic range
11:05 Post processing by the camera
12:15 RAW -> GIMP -> print
13:00 Slides and egatives in analog photography
15:05 A source at Adobe(R)
15:15 8 Bits – a problem (sometimes)
17:10 Why is it possible to make images? Because our eyes are no camera and our brain no computer.

Episode 135: Darktable

04:10 Darktable
04:50 Overview of interface
05:30 The lighttable
06:20 Zooming
08:00 Selections
08:20 Tagging
09:00 The Darkroom
09:30 Profiles needed
10:50 Exposure
11:40 Reset
12:50 Curves
14:00 Clipping / cropping
14:40 Sharpening
16:10 More plugins
16:30 Lens correction
17:30 Colour correction
18:30 Monochrome
20:00 Equalizer
21:00 History
22:10 The Verdict

Episode 136: Shrinking a Bass Player

01:48 Find a crop / crop tool and aspect ratio
03:00 What has to be in?
06:00 Cloning out a disturbance
08:20 Make a copy and add an alpha channel
08:40 Curves tool to change contrast
09:45 Dodge and burn to give more light to the bass
14:00 Second approach
14:15 Give names to layers
15:00 Curves again
16:15 Make a Duotone
17:00 Adding two layers with layer masks
18:30 Chose colours
20:00 Fine tuning with the opacity slider
20:30 Instructions for experiments
22:40 Scaling down
25:00 Correcting scaling artefacts
27:00 Better scaling down in steps
29:30 Why is it better?

Episode 137: A Trip to Hamburg

00:20 A trip to Hamburg – Podcast Promo Jeff Curto
02:30 Where I wanted to shoot
03:50 Using F-Spot for grading images
04:30 Setting the date range
04:40 Going through the images
18:30 What were my criteria?
19:40 Discarding a lot
21:00 Second walk through the images
21:15 Fullscreen mode in F-Spot
21:45 Selecting images for more doing work on them
23:00 How to shoot good images – not like me.
24:15 Podcast Promo for the “World Technology Podcast”
25:00 Train ride home

Episode 138: A mixed Bag
Episode 139: Flight Cancelled!

00:20 Greetings and looking for a flat in Berlin
03:30 Content aware Fill in Photoshop –
04:20 HTML5 graphics program
05:30 Train Station image and motion blurr
08:10 Baggage claimage area shot
08:50 Intentions of the image
09:40 Straighten the image
11:30 Finding a crop
14:30 First try: enhance contrast and colours
16:00 Using curves for reducing contrast
21:40 Selective sharpening
24:00 Function of a layer mask
25:00 Denoise the layer mask
26:30 Sharpen the top layer
31:00 Saving as XCF for further work

Episode 140: Double Deck Bus License

00:20 My trip to England
02:00 My photographic output – the image to process
03:20 Bill’s workflow guide
03:50 Copy the original layer
04:30 Perspective correction
05:15 Rotate (two attempts)
10:00 Crop, inside out
12:30 Cloning and healing
14:30 Contrast correction with a curve
15:05 Dodge and burn
19:00 Scaling
22:20 Sharpening and flattening the image
24:00 Saving for the Web
24:20 Scaling discussed
26:30 How to license the workflow guide
27:30 Creative Commons License
32:45 Creative Commons for images

Episode 141: The Fourth Colour (Microsode 1)

00:27 Microsodes
01:25 3 nubers for red, green, blue – and one for opacity / transparency
02:40 opacity in the layer dialogue
02:50 the checkerboard
03:10 opacity in paint tools
04:30 two modes of the erase tool – alpha channel of a layer
05:40 lock opacity
06:20 making straight lines
07:40 layer masks

Episode 142: Waterfront

03:25 Subscribe to the RSS feed
04:35 flattr
06:30 An image from the Europahafen
08:15 Goal: Enhance the contrast between old and new
08:25 Rotation correction
10:15 Saving as XCF
10:45 Cropping
11:25 Fixing the aspect ratio
13:15 Duplicating the layer before tweaking the colours
14:05 Adjusting the curve to get more contrast
15:35 Desaturationg parts of the image with a layer in saturation mode
20:00 Adding sepia colour
22:20 Colour layer mode

Episode 143: One Window and Round Prints

00:20 Berlin and you
01:45 Single window mode demo
06:00 Printing on CD/DVDs
06:50 Defining the media size in Turbo Print
08:20 Defining a new image template
11:30 Starting a new image from the template
12:20 A layer with guide lines
16:15 New layer(s) for content
16:50 Inserting a source image
17:40 Scaling down of the new layer
20:00 A gradient background
21:00 Blending the layers with a mask
24:20 Adding text
25:50 Printing
28:50 Recap and more background about units

Episode 144: Greek Scripts
Episode 145: Pictures at an Exhibition
Episode 146: Ripping Apart a PDF
Episode 147: The Looming Tower

00:20 New sound stuff
03:30 Rena Church asks for help
04:25 The image to tackle
05:30 The plan
05:55 Rotate
07:10 Guide lines in GIMP 2.7 – workaround for beta
07:50 Crop
11:20 Duplicate the layer for backup
11:30 Changing the mood with curves
14:40 Second approach – Monochrome with GEGL c2g
18:00 Adding a vignette
19:30 Finetuning with opacity of layers
21:45 2 images – 1 XCF
22:05 Exporting

Episode 148: A Shot at Shotwell

00:25 Welcome from Rolf
00:38 Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
01:29 Welcome to Shotwell – getting images into Shotwell
02:30 Import from Folder
03:40 Sidebar
05:20 Tagging images
07:30 Menus
08:20 Publishing on the web
08:45 Show in file manager – open file location
09:25 Preferences
10:20 Editing an image
12:50 Rating an image
14:25 Rating and filtering in the browser view
15:50 Full screen mode
17:05 Integration with Gimp
19:30 Does Shotwell understand .xcf files?
20:45 Summary
23:01 The end

Episode 149: Lens Flares Ahead!

00:20 Greetings, Flattr
01:45 Lens flares
02:20 Origin of lens flares
12:10 Avoid lens flare with a lens hood and lens coating
13:05 “Digital” lenses
14:20 Solution: subtract light
16:00 Curves to correct the contrast
19:45 Subtracting light from the flare
19:45 How much light was added in the flare?
22:00 Sample points
23:05 Docking a dialogue
23:30 Mixing the correction colour
27:25 Correcting the second flare
33:00 Recap
35:15 A quick crop
36:30 Why layers?

Episode 150: Saturate!

00:24 Welcome to Episode 150 – using on-canvas text editing
02:00 Episode 150 has had a problematic birth
02:40 Gimp 2.7.2
05:25 Cage transform tool
07:25 Access Control project re-visited
08:45 First save the image as an XCF
09:38 Duplicate layer and add an alpha channel
10:26 Curves adjustment to add “pop”
12:50 Create a Layer Group to enhance the lock
14:18 Use Intelligent Scissors to select the lock
18:52 Selectively adjust saturation using a layer in saturation mode
25:00 Selective sharpening using edge detection on a layer mask
32:47 The End

Episode 151: #150 reloaded!

00:25 Welcome – a re-think of Episode 150
01:27 Re-cap of what happend in Episode 150
02:10 Make a new layer group for saturation control
02:44 Add a new layer to the group using new from visible
03:43 Add a new layer in soft-light mode
03:58 Paint on the soft-light layer to adjust the saturation
04:48 Checking the new method
10:20 Try out Gimp 2.7
11:20 Flattr and the server costs
14:05 The End

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