Layer Masks Explained – Lesson 5 – How To Use Gimp For Beginners

This lesson explains how layer masks work, and will give you an open introduction to the power this tool can bring to your photo-editing. This is probably the most important lesson on this site, because without this tool you will never be able to effectively get the more complicated edits down.


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Gimp for Beginners Series

Lessons Shown in this Tutorial

This tutorial was made using Gimp 2.6. If you are running a different version some functions and methods, although slight, may be different. I recommend using the newest version of Gimp.

11 thoughts on “Layer Masks Explained – Lesson 5 – How To Use Gimp For Beginners

  1. Thanks Alex, for this clear tutorial. I just found it to the right time. I’m a 73 year old student at UBCO and take classes in new media. At school I have to work on a Mac/PhotoShop computer and at home I have a self assembled desktop running LinuxMint/GIMP…
    Now I’m challenged to learn two systems at the same time and
    have to find out what works where how…!

  2. Thanks Alex, this is, with out doubt for me, one of the best explanations so far, I’m now going to the zombie tutorial for the hair thing.. OMG I spent hours trying to do that with the lasso tool only to have it all look so tragically wrong. :)

    Pete.

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