Episode 017: Selecting Selections Part 1

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Selections are widely used in Gimp. Select something to work only on that, to cut or copy it, to move it around…..

In this video I cover the basics of selections, the usage of the rectangle, elipse and free hand selection tool with all their options, the different selection modes (replacing, adding, substracting and intersecting) and the different keyboard shortcuts you can use. Yes, there is a difference between first pressing shift and then the mouse or the other way around.

Finally I show you how to work with the Quickmask to make finetunings to your selection and how to save a selection for later use in a channel.


00:23 Welcome
00:32 Focus Ring podcast
01:11 Meet The Gimp Blog
03:15 Gimp.org documentation
04:45 What is a selection?
05:58 Removing a selection
06:20 Selection options
06:35 – replacing the selection
06:52 – add to selection
08:10 – subtract from selection
09:05 – intersect with current selection
10:00 – using keyboard modifiers for selection mode
11:52 – feathered edges
14:20 – rounded corners
17:20 – expand from centre
19:30 – fixed aspect ratio
20:57 – highlight
21:17 – fixed size and position
22:22 Guides
25:45 Free Select Tool
27:55 Quick mask
33:23 Hello Poland and Norway
35:14 The End
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13 thoughts on “Episode 017: Selecting Selections Part 1

  1. Rolf – will you be putting **PROMINENT** reminder that torrent feeds are available starting next week so viewers will get it that way rather than downloading?

    btw: I eventually got all the mtg0nn.zips – took about 12 hours. Looked like they were all coming from a single source in France (Martii?) which would complete one in a couple of hours and then start servicing the next request.

  2. I’ll announce that again in the next show – but I see the torrent as an additional offer.

    About a third of the viewers use miro – they can switch to the torrent if they see an advantage in that.

    About half of the audience uses iTunes (again half of them on Mac an Windows, head to head battle all the time…). They will have to stick to the download.

    The remaining sixth uses a lot of different programs that rely on the feed. My favorite (podcatcher) has risen from one to three users recently, the Geeks are coming. 😉

  3. Rolf – I’ve tried to download your 17th episode. But nor Firefox neither IE7I couldn’t establish a connection. So I’m waiting for your help ;-))

  4. The popup video player is working (Mac OS X 10.4) BUT it downloads the whole video before playing – don’t know if you can set it to stream, but it would be preferable …

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  7. A circle selection is smooth with antialiasing but has jagged parts without. So your pasted cut out circle from another image looks better with than without. Give it a try.

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