Shear an Image in the GIMP Application

Edited by Freya, VisiHow, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial we're going to show you how to tilt, or shear, an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas154 946762.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    You should have the program open and an image ready to use
    .
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that. In "Toolbox", there is a selection of blue icons. One of the blue icons is "Shear Tool".
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas13 388494.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Locate and double-click "Shear Tool"
    .
    "Tool Options" at the bottom of "Toolbox" will change. You can adjust the options manually. "Shear Tool" tilts the object to the left or right, depending on your preference. Your cursor will change when you move it to the canvas.
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas46 865188.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Click the image
    .
    This will bring up a grid and dialogue box.
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas70 994344.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Manually type your preferred numbers into "Shear magnitude X" and "Shear magnitude Y"
    .
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas85 923.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Then, click "Shear" to apply the changes
    .
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas88 644906.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    You can also click the image again
    .
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas103 170102.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Click and drag the image
    .
    This will tilt it.
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas110 44721.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    Once you are satisfied, click "Shear" once again
    .
    This will apply your changes.
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas131 277908.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  9. 9
    You may need to adjust your canvas size
    .
    Tiltshear an image on GIMP.mp4-canvas152 608102.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
    Advertisement

This is a VisiHow tutorial, and we've just shown you how to tilt, or shear, an image in GIMP in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this tutorial or the program used, just add them to the section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

Was this helpful? Yes | No

Video: Shear an Image in the GIMP Application

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Article Info

Categories : Software

Recent edits by: VisiHow, Freya

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 264 times.