• Wednesday , 12 August 2020

GIMP Tutorial: Top 5 Photo Enhancement Techniques

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you 5 of my favorite photo enhancement techniques that you can use in GIMP to make your photos look great! I’ll show you color correcting with the color tools, creating an even complexion with the quick mask tool, whitening teeth and enhancing lips, using a contrast mask to brighten your subject, and enhancing the eyes.

I use GIMP 2.9.8 in this tutorial, which is essentially GIMP 2.10 (it was the development version that came out prior to the latest stable release version).

Download the photo I use in this tutorial and follow along (This photo is for educational purposes only and may not be downloaded and reused for commercial purposes):

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  1. Davies Media Design
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Thanks to everyone who helped this video hit 100,000 views!

  2. simplegrl11589
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    how are you so good with the free select tool? i thought it was new magnet select feature

  3. sara ensley
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18


  4. Mihir Kulkarni
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Hi amazing video ! Thank you so much!
    will you please explain what the HUE and SATURATION layers are for while adding contrast mask? what do they do? You do not touch them after making them , hence asking!

  5. Phil Howell
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Newbie here too. Probably good information but waay too fast for me. Tried keeping up, stopping the video to keep up. Still not for beginners.

  6. kassie hogan
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Whenever I press enter, my selection just disappears ;-;

  7. Lynfred Rodgers
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Hello Dave, I have a problem that I hope you can help me with. I followed your instructions to the letter and everything does exactly what it's supposed to right up until you start working with the skin tone. Now, with your selected area still selected you grab the eyedropper tool and take your sample. then with it still selected you add a layer that is the color of the skin tone you want it shows up in the layers panel in the middle of the two layers, you then move that layer to the top now here's where I run into a problem. When you do it nothing happens to your picture but when I do it, it shows through adding a slight tint to the whole picture and I can't fill the areas that are selected. Can you tell me if I missed a step, or a setting somehow what am I doing wrong? I've done this tutorial 10 times and every time I do it when I get to that step bam! the same thing happens. Please help me with this because I'd really love to fix a box of pictures that I have of my children that didn't come out right.

  8. Stefan Herzog
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Second Tutorial I did through you and man as hard as Graphic Design is to pick it up I must compliment you on how well you direct a tutorial and your voice is so positive and upbeat it took away a lot of the stress while following along.

  9. Jalonn_
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    My tools option tab blocks my file tab? I cannot save:/

  10. MilasLittleLife
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    wow. Got a photoshop Ad before this vid started XD Nice try adobe^^

  11. ssinop
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Just discovered this tool and I have a question: I have some photo images that are in JPEG format. I want to be able to FLIP some of these images, as they are in the wrong orientation. I literally just downloaded GIMP and while I am able to flip image and make other color modifications, I am having a problem saving the modified file as a JPEG. It does not accept my changes. I am sure that this is probably a basic error, or a misunderstanding of the file types that are unique to GIMP. That being said – is there a simple way to do this with GIMP? Thanks!

  12. Manoj Rojen
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Thank you very for the video,I learnt something new from this video and I practiced it along the video!!

  13. Salem Al Mahdi
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Thank you bro 💜

    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Video starts at 1:03. No problem.

  15. Andrew Lai
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    The final result looked a little unnatural, specially because of the artificial exposure on the darker areas of the model.

  16. Vannity Winston
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Great video but definitely not beginner friendly. Too fast (yes I rewinded a thousand times) and not explaining the tools use

  17. indian flag
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    How to remove noise from images? Plz reply if possible.

    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    my query is ,with Gimp 2.80 you are able to scan an image prior to editing ,but with Gimp 2.10 there does not seem to be a method of obtaining an image via the scanner to be edited

  19. thehAPPYgunner
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Hi! Does gimp have activity recording to where you record a sequence and play it back so I can repeat that sequence for every photo?

  20. VideoNash
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18


  21. Darshan Gohel
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Thank you so much I just started learning to edit on GIMP, I had no previous experience with editing but after watching this video I edited some beautiful images. Keep it up.

  22. Diego Gonzalez Briones
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Great Tutorial, Gimp made easy! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Benno Reuter
    July 11, 2020 at 20:18

    Thanks for your effort. Unfortunately I do not see a huge difference between before and after.

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