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Alex Standiford
Attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
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A nerdy hobby of mine, but this came out to be really funny. I am one of the owners of this server, and during the stream I died. I died a lot.

#minecraft #funny #letsplay #mmo #rpg #montage #fail
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I had a lot of fun colorizing this image. It's pretty cool what you can do with a few layer modes.
Colorize an Eerie Scene in Gimp. Written by Alex on August 17, 2015. This Gimp Video Tutorial will walk you through the steps involved in colorizing a dramatic black and white photo and putting it in a new background. We will be using Layer modes, Layer masks, and layers to get this done.
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This is so cool!  I have never considered re-using old photos in this way.  It’s perfect for surreal, and odd photos because these older photos naturally have that feel to them.  Mostly because the clothing is so out of date, and nobody seems to ever smile in older photographs.  I love it!

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It takes a lot to motivate me to reach out to a photographer for permission to feature their work but a lot is exactly what Brisbane-based photographer and digital artist Jane Long provides with her latest series, "Dancing with Costică”. Colorizing, compositing and creating content for images she sources from the Costica Ascinte Archive, Jane is able to deliver beautiful, imaginative and surreal narratives to each of her final images. 
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A few years ago, I had an issue with my photo editing.   At the time, my wife and I were frequently going on hikes, and taking a ton of photos.  I was taking so many great photos, that I was drowning myself.  I would want to share the photos, but didn’t want to share them until I made the edits that I wanted to make to the photos.  At first, I was editing all of the photos that I took, but I slowly burned myself out to the point to where I had hundreds of photos sitting on my hard drive, dormant, untouched, and unshared.

I knew something had to change.  I worked hard taking those photos, and wanted to share them with everyone!  The process I was using to edit my photos was takingforever, and I needed to learn how to speed the process up.  After extensive searching and experimentation, I developed a much more efficient system that supercharged my photo-editing process, allowing me to get all of my photos edited, exported, and shared in a fraction of the time.  I’ve used this system for a few years now.  From this system, I have made a course, teaching photographers exactly how this process works. 

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Edit Tons of Photos Efficiently. Learn the process Alex uses to make his photos great. Efficient photo editing is a key step in taking your photography to the next level. I'm here to show you how to use free photo editing tools to make your photos better, and I'm going to show you exactly how to ...
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Gimp Tutorial - Make a Coffee Takeout Cup From Scratch

I am working on revamping the entire Gimpedtutorials.com website from the ground up. Gimped! Premium is long-gone, and I am uploading all of those extensive tutorials to my website for free. Last week, I uploaded the Melted Rose Tutorial, and this week I'm finishing up the coffee cup tutorial.

This 90-minute lesson (or if you're in a hurry, there is a 6 minute version, too) shows every step of how I made this image, and will enable you to do the same! As always, if you have any +GIMP  related questions don't hesitate to reach out. I'll be glad to help!

#gimp   #photoediting   #tutorial   #graphicdesign  
Make a Coffee Takeout Cup From Scratch. Written by Alex on August 3, 2015. Create the coffee cup from scratch using layers, layer modes, advanced path techniques, and some texture images. To make this cup, we are going to build a wireframe using multiple paths. With those paths, we can create ...
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If you're looking for the fireball tutorial, it is gone. YouTube corrupted the crap out of the video when they finished "converting" it.

I'm not happy about this, and am considering it as my hard lesson learned that I need to record my stream locally as a backup, just in case this happens again.
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In case you missed yesterday's webinar, you can watch it here!

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I'll have to watch it later.. Time to get to work :( 
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Looking for some additional Gimp Users who are looking to generate some buzz by writing Gimp Tutorials.  See more below.
 
Why post on Gimped?

- Have your content featured on a fast, organized, and well-trafficked website
- Content promoted on social media outlets, totaling out to ~10,000 followers
- Connect with other Gimp users and grow your network

If you’re interested, please fill out the form on this page

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Connect with Thousands of Gimp Users. Gimped is looking for talented photographers, digital artists, and designers to publish tutorials using the photo-editing program Gimp. Why post on Gimped? Have your content featured on a fast, organized, and well-trafficked website; Content promoted on ...
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I have finally finished up the Questions section of Gimpedtutorials.com. You can now ask any question related to GIMP, and the community can answer the question directly on the website.

With time, I hope to build a repository of questions and answers, helping people learn how to edit photos with GIMP. Feel free to hop on and ask a question!

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Anybody can ask a question. Simply sign into your Gimped! account (Free) and ask any question related to GIMP. Once you ask, it will be publically posted for all to see. Anybody can answer. Once posted, other users can see the question, and can answer it. The best answers are voted on, ...
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This 60-minute lesson (or if you're in a hurry, there is a 5 minute version, too) shows every step of how I made this image, and will enable you to do the same! As always, if you have any +GIMP   related questions don't hesitate to reach out. I'll be glad to help!

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Make a Post Apocalyptic Scene Using Gimp. Written by Alex on August 10, 2015. This tutorial will show you how to make a post apocalyptic scene using Gimp 2.8. We will be using a combination of layers, layer masks, and layer modes to get this done.
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Making a speed-edit version of the coffee cup tutorial in addition to the full-length version.  I have gotten a lot of compliments over how thorough and detailed my lessons are, but have also gotten some requests to "hurry up and get to the point."

When a person is new to photo editing, they want the lessons slow, detailed, and explained.  As they get better, they want their lessons broad, fast, and short.  I'm trying to appeal to both groups by making 2 versions of my longer tutorials, one being the drawn-out long lesson, and the other being the jam-packed short lesson.  Stay tuned, I'll be posting the finished lesson shortly.
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Ugh I'm so frustrated about that.  Plus, I don't have any idea how to get a hold of +YouTube to see if they can do anything to fix it.
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I like to think of myself as a "man with quite possibly too many hats," I love learning new things, and moreso love sharing what I learn with others.  I work hard to maintain a give and take relationship with the world by blogging information as much as I read. I even share recipies on food.com!

As an avid photo-editor, I have a few gimp and Photoshop tutorials on one of my blogs called Gimped! One day it hit me - no matter how many we come up with as a community, some people will still struggle understanding some of the theories behind what we do in our Gimp Tutorials.  In light of this, I wrote a free article called "Principles of Photo Editing" which teaches people my 5 greatest tips that will make you a better Gimp user, and clearly spell out the theories that a lot of people misunderstand when viewing tutorials online.
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  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Graphic Design, 2009 - 2009
  • Kent State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 2006 - 2008
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