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Tutorial: How to Adjust Color Curves in Gimp

One tool I have been finding very useful in Gimp lately is the Color Curves adjustment dialog so I figured I would make a quick tutorial or guide on it. I have been finding that it allows you to make nice smooth appearing adjustments to contrast in the image or layer you are working on. Often times I want to increase contrast just a little bit and this tool works very well. Here's an example of a crumpled paper image with the contrast increased for fun:

Apply Halftone Effects in Gimp

Sometimes halftone effects are useful in graphic design applications. Halftone is essentially reproduction of an image where changes in tone are produced by changes in dot size and/or spacing. There are various halftone methods that come from the printing world such as staying in greyscale or using CMYK color models. Applying halftone effects to an image is fairly straight forward in Adobe Photoshop using the Apply Halftone Method, but not so straight forward in Gimp.

How to Make Things Grungy or Faded with Plasma Cloud Masks in Gimp

Recently, I've made some artwork with some grunge and faded looks and some people have asked me how I did it. My answer is that I used the plasma clouds rendering filter in Gimp to do most of it. I was surprised that many people do not think to use procedural or rendering tools inside the masks themselves for layers to get some neat effects. It is really easy, so here is a quick how-to on making anything you could possible want appear grungy or faded. First off, here is an example piece of art I did that uses a ton of it:

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