Gimp Quick Reference Card v.1.

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File Management
Ctr+N Ctr+O Ctr+S Ctr+W Create new image Open existing image Save current image Close current image

Image Manipulation
Alt+R Alt+G Alt+I Shift+Ctr+O Ctr+D Switch image to RGB mode Switch image to grayscale mode Switch image to indexed (GIF) mode Offset image Duplicate image

Image Editing
Ctr+Z Ctr+R Ctr+X Ctr+C Ctr+V Shift+Ctr+X Undo last change Redo last change Cut current image/selection Copy current image/selection Paste current image/selection Cut current image/selection into named buffer Shift+Ctr+C Copy current image/selection into named buffer Shift+Ctr+V Paste current image/selection from named buffer Ctr+K Clear image/selection with current background color Ctr+, (comma) Fill current image/selection with current background color Ctr+. (dot) Fill current image/selection with current foreground color

Layers Manipulation
Ctr+H Ctr+M Anchor layer Merge visible layers

Tools
D X O T Selection Select Rectangle tool Select Ellipse tool Select Freehand tool Select Magic Wand (Fuzzy) tool Select Bezier tool Select Intelligent Scissors tool Transform M Select Move tool Shift+M Select Magnify tool Shift+C Select Crop & Resize tool Shift+T Select Transform tool Shift+F Select Flip tool Painting Shift+B Bucket Fill tool L Blending tool Shift+P Pencil tool P Paintbrush tool Shift+E Eraser tool A Airbrush tool C Clone tool V Convolve tool I Ink tool Shift+D Dodge/Burn tool Shift+S Smudge tool R E F Z B I Default colors Swap colors Color picker Text tool

Rectangular Selection Tools Shift+Left Mouse Button Square selection Ctr+Left Mouse Button Rectangle selection with begining in the middle of the rectangle Shift+Ctr+Left Mouse Button Square selection with begining in the middle of the square Ellipse Selection Tools Shift+Left Mouse Button Circle selection Ctr+Left Mouse Button Elipse selection with begining in the middle of the ellipse Shift+Ctr+Left Mouse Button Circle selection with begining in the middle of the circle Zoom In/Out Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Flip Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Bucket Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Toggle zoom in/out Toggle flip horizontaly/vertically Toggle fill foreground/backgroun d colors

Ctr+Left Mouse Button Ctr+Left Mouse Button

Horizontal distance Duble click add guide

Dialogs
Ctr+L Shift+Ctr+B Shift+Ctr+P Ctr+G Ctr+P Open Layers, Channels & Path Dialog Open Brushes Dialog Open Patterns Dialog Open Gradients Dialog Open Pallette Dialog

Help
F1 Shift+F1 Help Context help

Add a key as a shortcut to the menu item Open menu, place cursor over item, press desired shortcut key

Useful Links
http://www.gimp.org/ Main gimp web site http://manual.gimp.org/ Gimp manual http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ Grokking the Gimp book http://registry.gimp.org/ Gimp plugin registry

Image Selection
Ctr+I Ctr+A Shift+Ctr+A Shift+Ctr+L Shift+Ctr+F Shift+Ctr+H Invert current selection Select all image Remove all selections Create floating selection Feather selection Sharpen selection

Pencil, Brush, Airbrush Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Pick colors from the image Shift+Left Mouse Button Draw a line Erase Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Shift+Left Mouse Button Cloning Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Left Mouse Button Anti erase image Erase a line Sets the source point in the image Sets the destination point, hold to draw with clone Toggle blur/sharpen image Blur/Sharpen in line Toggle dodge/burn image Dodge/Burn in line Smudge in line

Image Viewing
= (equal) - (minus) 1 Shift+Ctr+I Shift+Ctr+N Ctr+T Shift+Ctr+R Shift+Ctr+S Shift+Ctr+T Ctr+E Zoom in image Zoom out Image Zoom 1:1 scale Open info window Open zoom navigation window Toggle selection on/off Toggle rullers on/off Toggle status bar on/off Toggles Shrink wrap window to image size

Convolve Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button Shift+Left Mouse Button

Tools + Mouse Manipulation

Keyboard keys pressed before Mouse button with Rectangular, Ellipse, Freehand and Magic Wand Shift+Left Mouse Button Selection tools Ctr+Left Mouse Button Subtract selection Smudge Tool Shift+Left Mouse Button Add selection Shift+Left Mouse Button Shift+Ctr+Left Mouse Button Intersect selection Measurement Tool Keyboard keys pressed after Mouse key

Dodge/Burn Tool Ctr+Left Mouse Button

Copyright © Ilia Tyker 2002 ityker@hotmail.com Designed for Gimp version 1.2.2 Permission is granted under General Public License (GPL) to distribute and make a copies of this card provided the copyright notice and this permission notice preserverd on all copies

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