6 Advanced Photoshop Features in GIMP

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Photoshop has so many advanced tools and features, and that’s why it’s the best photo editing software, but can you imagine those advanced features can be used in a free photo editing software?

GIMP is a free and open-source photo editing software, and gimp is the best free alternative to photoshop.

In this article, let’s take a look at the 6 Advance Photoshop Feature in GIMP.

Advanced Photoshop Features in GIMP

1. Blend if – Color to Alpha

 Blend if tool is probably one of the most advanced tool in photoshop, it can help to blend two objects. 


But our free and open-source software GIMP has a similar tool called color to alpha.


This feature works differently, but the concept is similar, this feature just remove a certain color from highlights and Shadows.

2. Liquify – Warp Transform tool

Liquify is also one of the most advanced tool in photoshop, and used in many usages like photo retouching and photo-manipulations.


Gimp also has this feature with a different name, Warp Transform tool works in an exactly similar way.

Warp Transform tool

3. Content-Aware Fill – Resynthesizer

If you ever wanted to remove something from your photos, then photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill is the best tool out there for this task.


Gimp doesn’t have this feature natively, but you can install a plugin named Resynthesizer, Resynthesizer similarly does the same thing.

4. Quick Selection Tool – Foreground Select Tool

The quick selection tool is one of the best selection tools in photoshop,  Quick selection tool helps you to select complicated areas very easily.

Foreground Select Tool also has a similar purpose, you can select the complicated area with very little effort.

5. Pen Tool – Path Tool

Pen tool in photoshop is a very advanced tool and can be used on many occasions like selecting a complex image.


Gimp also has the same tool, but with a different name, Path Tool does the same thing with nearly no difference.

6. Hue and situation color change – Rotate Color

Photoshop has this feature inside the hue and saturation adjustment layer where it lets you change colour in a limited colour range. This functionality is useful for changing the colour of anything in your image. GIMP also has this feature but it is not in hue and saturation but rather it is its own feature called Rotate Color.

This feature works exactly like Photoshop. First you set the color in the source range, then you change that color in the destination range, and you can also adjust the color range by moving these sliders.