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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Using Gimp

USING GIMP DISTRUCTIONS

I did a photo editing course a few years ago and found out about a magic free download called GIMP. This program allow you to make changes to your photos and drawings. I can only use the basics but after just going on line to youtube, I found it can do an lot of things now that I 
did not even know about.

I use mainly the rubber to edit out bits I don't want in drawings I  will be placing on facebook, flickr or my blog. I have never bothered to learn to draw on the computer as I cannot afford the expensive programs I would need, and I prefer the feel of a pencil, pen and paintbrush in my hand, but I have used this editing program and find it useful.

The good part about GIMP is that it is a FREE DOWNLOAD.
http://www.gimp.org/ 

The link below shows you how to use the rubber I used in gimp to erase the bits I did not want, and other things. I hope you find it helpful.


This is how I edited the Dare 20 Design.

This is the Dare 20 template that was posted by the Bright Owl blog this week.

COPY 1
 
I got this far in my Dare 20 design and decided I liked it so far. I scanned it into my computer and saved it in my pictures. I opened Gimp and opened Copy 1 in Gimp. I then erased the rest of the template design that I had not filled in. I then saved this version.

COPY 2

 
I then went back into my pictures and made a copy of Copy 1. By doing that I did not have to erase what I had in Copy 1 to get to this design. I then went back into Gimp and erased the four pieces that make it look like a cross. I then saved this version.

 COPY 3


 
I then went back into my pictures and made a copy of Copy 2.
I then went back into Gimp and erased the outer design leaving only this section of the design. I then saved this version.


 
This is the finished design.

I am considering making originals of the other 3 designs and framing them together like a progression of work. Using gimp to see what it would look like first, saves me a lot of time producing work I may or may not want to frame.

I hope this was helpful.

HAPPY DOODLING