Changing Photo Backgrounds Using the GIMP

  • Episode 225
  • January 10, 2012
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Robbie and Hillary show you how to use the free GNU Image Manipulation Program to remove and replace the background in a photograph to make a Christmas photo usable throughout the year.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Garden Gate Farms, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Hillary is getting married!
  • The studio has been upgraded to accommodate the upcoming 1080p camera upgrades.
  • Viewer Post Card from Gordon in Spain.
  • How Category5 TV (and web TV in general) translates for hearing impaired.
  • Nominate Category5 TV for a Shorty Award here: http://cat5.tv/shorty
  • Viewer Testimonials
  • Choosing the right Category5 RSS feed for you if you need to keep the filesize down.
  • Introducing Category5 Radio.
  • Viewer Comment: I caught the show live a few weeks ago and you guys rocked! I tried joining the chat room but don't know how to talk in it.
  • How to chat in the Category5 TV chat room.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to add a Facebook "Like" button on our Joomla page just like you have on Category5.TV. How do I do this? How do I know where (position) to place it on the page?
  • Displaying your template's module positions on Joomla.{code}mysite.com?tp=1{/code}
  • Viewer Question: I'm trying to get Synergy running, but for some reason I can't. Can you tell from my screenshot what I'm doing wrong?
  • Viewer Comment: Shout out to Garbee who helped me in the chat room with setting up my cameras this week.
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Feature: Using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to change the background of a photograph.
  • Taking the Christmas background out of a photo so it can be used year-round.
  • Using the Creative Commons search engine to find free images.
  • Opening an image from the web directly into GIMP.
  • Copying and pasting content into GIMP layers.
  • Scaling a layer in the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
  • Using the Free Select Tool in the GIMP to remove a background using layer masks.
  • Viewer Comment: Photoshop users know there are better ways than the lasso tool.
  • The difference between Photoshop's lasso and GIMP's free select tool.
  • Creating a layer mask from selection in the GIMP.
  • Creating a selection from layer mask in the GIMP.
  • Adjusting levels in the GIMP.
  • Adding shadows to your photo using the GIMP.
  • Download the XCF master file: photomanip.xcf
  • Viewer Comment: I had sent a picture a couple weeks ago and forgot to mention: it is Puerto Rico.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball

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