I’m a GIMP user, I’m proud of it and I’m shouting about it. Yes, I am impressed with it. Quite a turn around. In fact, I’m so impressed with it, I use it to create most of my website graphics and animations. Now I know how to use GIMP, I no longer need to use online graphics generators because I can more quickly make better graphics, logos, animations and buttons with GIMP.
If you’ve ever used GIMP then you will know that it’s not the most intuitive graphics editor to learn to use. To prove that point, I frequently open images in Kolourpaint (the Linux equivalent to Window’s Paint) to make minor edits then re-open them in GIMP to do the bits I can’t do in Kolourpaint and vice-versa. I know GIMP is a powerful graphics editor I just wish it were more intuitive. Anyway…
Two things I recently learned to do with GIMP:
1. convert every occurrence of a particular colour into a transparent region (good for web graphics), and
2. make an image semi transparent so that it may be used as a watermark.
Here’s how to do those tasks.