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Create an Object Border Using GIMP

This object border is similar to Stroke Style Layer Effect in Photoshop. This simple effect is useful to make the object look cuter or to emphasize the object. It is also commonly used on texts to make them more readable.

Although this object border effect can be created easily in GIMP using Add Border plug-in, you won’t get good results. That’s why I write this step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to create an object border manually using GIMP.

Fix Red Eye using GIMP

What is Red Eye Effect? Red eye effect in photography is the common appearance of red pupils of eyes that occurs when using a photographic flash. The color actually is the color of blood vessels nourishing the eye. Any bright light source may also cause this effect but only when it is positioned nearly coincidentally with the observer. This however is very difficult.

Photo Enhancement: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation

It is usually happens, photographs transferred into you computer do not give you the desired colors. It can be caused by wrong setting on your camera or some color information losses due to color conversions between devices (scanner to computer, digital camera to computer, etc). You need to photo retouch it to make it looks better. This can easily performed by using the software bundled with the device (scanner, digital camera, etc). There are also […]

Make Old Shirt New

Colors on your shirt will fade by washing. It’s easy to make it vivid again on the photo by increasing its saturation level using a photo editing program. This trick work on most clothes and similar materials. Most photo retouching software has the tools to let you select certain area and adjust its saturation level. Saturation level controls the colorfulness of the color relative to its own brightness. Increasing the saturation level will make it […]

Create a Seamless Image Using GIMP

A seam is a line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth. A seamless image or some may call it tileable background, can be repeated without any seam being visible because the edges of the image blend well. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a seamless background. Such images are good for use as backgrounds or textures in 2D scrolling games and 3D rendering.

Review: Reasons Why I Love GIMP

Adobe Photoshop is a great graphics/photo editing program but it is expensive. Most people especially freelancers like me aren’t able to afford it. Luckily I found GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), it’s open source software free for personal and commercial use. I’ve been looking for and trying to use many graphics editing programs for years, but now I will stick to GIMP. Because it’s really has some good reasons to love it.