GIMP

GIMP

Introduction

Embark on a creative journey with our beginner-friendly GIMP course, tailored for individuals who are eager to delve into the world of graphic design. As a popular open-source image editor, GIMP serves as an excellent free alternative to tools like Adobe Photoshop. In this comprehensive program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in photo editing, creation of graphics, and even logo design. Our dedicated chapters cover essential skills for beginners, including cropping, resizing, selecting, and masking. Explore advanced techniques such as retouching with cloning and healing tools, creating illustrative effects using paint and ink brushes, and mastering text and paths manipulation. Whether you’re a budding designer or an individual venturing into media creation, our course ensures you acquire the fundamental skills to become a proficient graphic designer using GIMP. Join us to unleash your creative potential and enhance your graphic design capabilities.

Outline

1. Fire up the GIMP
1.1. Known Platforms (Linux, MacOS, Windows)
1.2. Language
1.3. Command Line Arguments

2. Using Gimp
2.1. Basic Concepts
2.2. The Main Toolbox
2.3. Image Window
2.4. Dialogs and Docking
2.5. Undoing and Things That Cannot be Undone
2.6. Change the Size of an Image (Scale)
2.7. Crop An Image
2.8. Change the Mode
2.9. Flip An Image
2.10. How to Draw Straight Lines
2.11. Common Causes of GIMP Non-Responsiveness
2.12. Preparing your Images for the Web
2.13. Images with an Optimal Size/Quality Ratio
2.14. Reducing the File Size Even More
2.15. Saving Images with Transparency

3. Painting with GIMP
3.1. Feathering
3.2. Making a Selection Partially Transparent
3.3. Creating and Using Selections
3.4. Moving a Selection
3.5. Creating a Free Selection
3.6. Using the Quickmask
3.7. Paths
3.8. Brushes
3.9. Adding New Brushes
3.10. The GIH Dialog Box
3.11. Creating a Brush with Variable Size
3.12. Gradients
3.13. Patterns
3.14. Palettes
3.15. Drawing Simple Objects
3.16. Drawing a Straight Line
3.17. Creating a Basic Shape

4. Combining Images
4.1. Introduction to Layers
4.2. Layer Modes
4.3. Creating New Layers
4.4. Text and Fonts

5. Enhancing Photographs
5.1. Working with Digital Camera Photos
5.2. Improving Composition
5.3. Improving Colours
5.4. Adjusting Sharpness
5.5. Removing Unwanted Objects from an Image
5.6. Saving Your Results

6. Pimp my GIMP
6.1. Grids and Guides
6.2. Rendering a Grid
6.3. How to Set Your Tile Cache
6.4. Creating Shortcuts to Menu Functions
6.5. Dialogs and Docking
6.6. Removing Tabs
6.7. Customize Splash-Screen

7. Scripting
7.1. Using Plugins
7.2. Installing New Plugins
7.3. Using Script-Fu Scripts