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How to use GIMP 2.10 like a pro? [Tips and Tricks]

This software is built like a hybrid between the important features of Photoshop, and the ease of use of Microsoft Paint.

To learn how to use GIMP 2.10, you may want to read through the tutorials from their website.

The wide range of reading materials enables you to learn every step about how to use the software easily and efficiently.

Reaching the end of your learning process will ensure that you have all the tools required in order to create amazing artworks.

If you don’t own this software yet, you can simply download GIMP, while also reading about the features and capabilities that are included in this amazingly versatile app.

How can I use GIMP 2.10 more effectively?

1. Straighten the horizon

  1. Select the Measure Tool in the Toolbox on the left.
  2. Click on the horizon of the image and drag the selection box to choose an area.
  3. Go to the Tool Options.
  4. Change Clipping to Crop to result.
  5. Hit Straighten.
  6. Navigate to Image Crop to Content.

Note: At step 5, if you aren’t satisfied with the result, you can click on the Undo button to crop it again.


2. Cropping images in GIMP 2.10

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  1. Click on the Crop tool.
  2. You can also hit the SHIFT + C combination to select the crop tool.
  3. Click and drag the cursor to select the area of the image that you want to crop.

Note: To maintain the aspect ratio of the photo, hold SHIFT while cropping the image in step 2.


3. Modify photo colors

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  1. Click on Colors.
  2. Choose Hue-Saturation.
  3. Use the slider in Saturation to adjust to boost the image colors.

For more modification, you can tweak the yellow, blue, cyan, red, gree, and magenta area of the photo. If GIMP leaves pronounced edges around the modified colors.


4. Adjust the white balance of your photo

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Adjust the white balance automatically

  1. Click on Colors.
  2. Select Autos.
  3. Click on White Balance.

Adjust the white balance manually

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