Category Archives: Techniques

Export your images in GIMP’s export

With the release of GIMP 2.8, the ability to save the images in any type you want was removed. Yes, you cannot save your work as .jpg, .png, or .gif.

Instead, GIMP 2.8 introduced the capability to export your work to those types and saving defaults to save your work to GIMP’s native file, xcf.

It may be different to what you’re used to but GIMP’s move to add the export feature really organizes the UI and the flow of the ‘saving’ process which includes GIMP’s native file format or exporting to the image type that you want.

Export your image by going through File > Export or by shortcut key Shift + Ctrl + E.

GIMP Export
GIMP Export

Slicing made Easy!!

Creating slices in GIMP, Photoshop or any software especially for web is a very tiring process.  I’m sure most of you experiences this feeling.  The never ending process of creating layouts of your design, flattening the image, setting your guidelines, executing the slicing script, encoding your html, previewing in a browser ( and dang, it doesn’t look good), going back to your design, unflattening or undoing your steps, making necessary changes, flattening the image (again!!), setting guidelines and so on and so on. Continue reading Slicing made Easy!!

Clean up your layers on GIMP

Layers separate different “elements” when you’re editing an image on GIMP, Photoshop and other image-editing softwares. This helps you control the movement of each part of the images such as shadows, gradients, text and etc. When you create a layer, its size is the same as that of the image/canvas.

The wonderful thing about GIMP is that we can optimize its layers thus increasing control over the canvas. We can prevent useless area on a specific layer which enables users to know exactly the boundaries of each image. Continue reading Clean up your layers on GIMP

Guillotine: The GIMP way to slice images

If you are new to GIMP, then let me introduce it you.

Slicing is very easy on Photoshop. So how about us, GIMP-users?

Well, we can use the “Slice” filter (Filters > Web > Slice) and the Guillotine to slice our images. Both techniques slice up the images along its horizontal and vertical guides. Thus, there must be guides present in order for these techniques to work. Continue reading Guillotine: The GIMP way to slice images