GIMP 2.10 Layer Mask Tutorial

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19-05-2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a shark in a light bulb using GIMP layer masks.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Download free stock images
  • Add a guideline in GIMP
  • Rotate an image in GIMP
  • Create new layers
  • Use the GIMP rectangle section tool
  • Learn how to crop to a selection
  • Rename layers for future reference
  • Use the magic wand tool to quickly remove a background
  • Use the paintbrush to ease specific content
  • Zoom into images
  • Import new images to layers
  • Adding image alpha channel
  • Create a layer mask / black full transparency
  • Adjust layer mask overlay using the move tool
  • Use a paintbrush to edit content in the layer mask
  • Import another image to a new layer
  • Reduce opacity
  • Resize an image using the scale tool
  • Create a new layer mask
  • Edit layer mask to add and remove content
  • Add a drop shadow / gaussian blur
  • Merage image layers
  • Duplicate layer to mirror effect
  • Edit image using the uniform transform tool
  • Reduce the opacity of mirror image
  • Add a gradient background
  • Add grow effect using a gaussian blur effect
  • Export final image in jpg file format

Tutorial summary: We will use various free images, GIMP layers and GIMP layer mask to create artwork.

Download image: https://pixabay.com/en/shark-sea-ocean-blue-predator-2102330/

Download image: https://pixabay.com/en/wave-water-surf-ocean-sea-spray-3473335/

Download image: https://pixabay.com/en/lightbulb-bulb-light-idea-energy-1875255/

Example Gimp Layer Mask Artwork

Example Gimp Layer Mask Artwork


Video Tutorial By Pankaj Shah | May 19th, 2020 | Graphic Designers

 


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