"The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is one of the most
powerful image editing tools available. It is, effectively, the
Photoshop of the open source world; and with that kind of title
comes a level of power most never take advantage of. One feature
that should be a must-use for all digital artists is the layer.
Using layers not only makes work easier, it gives digital art more
depth and more flexibility.
What I want to do is to illustrate some of the more advanced
methods for using layering in GIMP. Once these techniques have been
mastered, creating and editing digital masterpieces will be so much
easier. I will assume the basics of layers is understood (such as
how to add, copy, and delete layers), so the 101-level layer steps
will not be discussed.
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