GIMP Tutorial: Top 5 Photo Enhancement Techniques



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):
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Girl-in-Field-Green-Shirt.jpg

What are your top photo enhancement techniques in GIMP? Let us know in the comments!

Visit our website for more text and video tutorials:

Tutorials

Enroll in Our GIMP Photo Editing Masterclass via this Discount Link:
https://www.udemy.com/course/gimp-photo-editing/?couponCode=DMDYOUTUBEVID2

Download GIMP 2.10:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Sign up for our GIMP newsletter:
http://eepurl.com/b7spwn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaviesMediaDesign/
Twitter: @DaviesMediaDes

Original source

23 thoughts on “GIMP Tutorial: Top 5 Photo Enhancement Techniques

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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!

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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.

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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.

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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.

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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!

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

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

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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?

  • July 11, 2020 at 20:18
    Permalink

    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.

Leave a Reply