Creating Perspective in the GIMP

  • S09E19
  • February 2, 2016

Our weekly GIMP Tips series continues as Robbie demonstrates an exercise to help you learn some of the basic tools needed to create perspectives and horizons in the GIMP. Our main feature had to be delayed due to technical difficulties.

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In an interesting twist of events, I decided to take on the show all by my lonesome this week. Call it a desire to step back to our roots, but I wanted some one-on-one time with viewers like you. Since we weren't sure if a co-host was going to be available this week, I opted to just give everyone the night off and spend it with you.

For our GIMP Tips tutorial this week, we go through an easy-to-follow exercise to create perspectives and horizons in GIMP. The tools we use and the understanding you'll gain will help you gain confidence in using this free image editor.

The plan was once again to get back to the Raspberry Pi, but just as the news was wrapping up during the live broadcast, our ISP cut off our Internet to warn us that we were going over our bandwidth restriction. They say they have to do that thanks to a CRTC regulation. You have no idea how frustrating it is when you're partway through a 2GB transfer and suddenly have to start over (thereby paying more) thanks to this "feature".

After getting the Internet back up and running, Murphy's Law kicked in and our laptop card reader refused to work, which meant no setting up the Raspberry Pi. It's an unfortunate case of "meh, it sometimes happens" but I'll make good for it. Plan is to move the main feature -- Installing Raspbian and expanding the filesystem -- to next week.

Sorry to have had to cut it short, but hope you enjoy the show all the same.

A little financial update: Our bills for January were very high. And so I bow before you and say "thanks" for continuing to support Category5 TV. Please encourage others to do the same, and in addition to your Patreon support, please tap into some of the other great methods we have set in place for you to support us. It would also help us out a great deal if you're able and willing to chip in a one-time contribution in addition to your Patreon support. This will help us get back on track from a tough month last month.



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