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Course: GIMP 2.8/2.10 Beginner-Advanced: Free on Windows/MacOS/Linux

GIMP 2.8/2.10 Beginner-Advanced: Free on Windows/MacOS/Linux

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  • Self-Paced
About this Course

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free Photoshop like graphic design software program that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

Well then, why isn't everyone using it?

Even with access to GNU tutorials and YouTube videos the GIMP is still a hard program to learn.

Until now...

Welcome to the most comprehensive single GIMP course available on Simpliv:

GIMP Beginner to Advanced: Complete Project Based Training

In this course, which is over 10 hours in length, I'll take you all the way from installing the GIMP and configuring it to run on Windows to producing banners, book covers and memes that you'll display using Facebook and other social media, Wordpress and HTML.  I'll even show you photo touch up. In fact, I'll show you everything I know in the natural order in which you should learn it.

So, what makes this GIMP course special?

I'll tell you what...

This course is composed of 13 sections, each addressing a different topic and each averaging 30 minutes in length.

Each section presents one or more small projects that should be completed to demonstrate your proficiency with the material just covered before moving on.

And these aren't bogus projects either. They actually produce usable results.

I ask you, can you afford just 30 minutes a day for under 2 weeks to learn the fundamentals of the most powerful free graphics program in the world? (Sorry, I got carried away -- I don't actually know if that's true ;-).

If you do, then enroll in this course and let's get started.

If not...

Watch me create an incredible looking 3D pool table and balls then take the reins and do it yourself.

Produce professional looking book covers with ease.

Distribute memes and other social media graphics on Facebook and 7 other social media sites.

Learn to use HTML from within Wordpress to produce graphics effects attainable only through HTML and CSS.

Learn photo touch up using the GIMP.

All this knowledge and much more is at your finger tips.

And the course is still growing. I recently added a new section entitled:

Digital Drawing and Painting with a Wacom Tablet

So, what do you say?

This course was originally released as a series of 13 short classes on another online video learning platform. There is some redundancy in the course which should be skipped during viewing.

This course was guided by the contents of my previous 4 Simpliv GIMP courses. Both learning routes remain viable but I personally prefer this newer, segmented and project focused approach to learning the GIMP.

Installing and configuring the GIMP on Windows is the only Windows specific lecture, all the rest should apply to all platforms (though I do demonstrate using the GIMP on Windows 10).

Enough jabbering, I'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone on a budget with a need to produce graphics
  • Authors in need of free book covers
  • Bloggers, Facebook posters and web site administrators
Basic knowledge
  • You'll need a computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux to install and use the GIMP
  • You'll need a functioning browser to download the GIMP and to access images, fonts and other resources
What you will learn
  • Install and run the GIMP
  • Make logos, web graphics and screen shots
  • Create 2D and 3D book covers
  • Make memes and distribute them on Facebook
  • Produce graphics appropriate for use on the 8 major social media websites
  • Use Wordpress with HTML to display web graphics
  • Use the GIMP to touch up your photos
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 153
Total Duration: 10:24:50
Introduction
  • Introduction to the GIMP, the Series and Your Instructor  
  • GIMP 2.10 Changes: How to Make GIMP 2.10 Look Like GIMP 2.8  
Install and Use the GIMP to Create Logos and Graphics
  • Section Introduction  
  • GIMP Installation and Configuration  
  • How to Reconstruct the Standard GIMP 3 Window Layout  
  • Starting, Stopping and GIMP Windows  
  • Creating Logos  
  • Creating Web Graphics  
  • Screen Shot, Crop, Resize, Save and Export  
  • Section Project  
  • Section Conclusion  
Selection and Layers with a Pool Table and Balls
  • Selection and Layers - Introduction  
  • Pool Table: Selection, Fill and Blur  
  • Pool Ball: Gradient  
  • Shadow: Rotate and Layer Mask  
  • Pool Balls 1: Table and Colored Ball  
  • Pool Balls 2: Ball Number and Shadow  
  • Pool Balls 3: Another Ball  
  • Selection and Layers - Project  
  • Selection and Layers - Conclusion  
More Selection and Layers with a Colored Butterfly
  • More Selection and Layers - Introduction  
  • Colored Butterfly - Free Selection and Layers  
  • Cowboy Christmas - Blend  
  • Transparent Logos - Color Selection  
  • More Selection and Layers - Project  
  • More Selection and Layers - Conclusion  
GIMP Text to Create Stunning Text Effects
  • GIMP Text to Create Stunning Text Effects - Introduction  
  • Text Font, Color and Size  
  • Using Fancy Internet Fonts  
  • Text with Colored Boxes  
  • Text and Box Drop Shadows  
  • Outlining with Text Paths  
  • Text Toolbox Effects  
  • Text Effects  
  • Text in Layer Masks  
  • GIMP Text to Create Stunning Text Effects - Project  
  • GIMP Text to Create Stunning Text Effects - Conclusion  
Recreate "The Last Divine" Book Cover
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Part 1  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Part 2  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Part 3  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Part 4  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Part 5  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Book Cover - Project  
  • Recreate "The Last Divine" Book Cover - Conclusion  
Make a Simple Book Cover for Free
  • Make a Simple Book Cover for Free - Introduction  
  • Book Cover Size  
  • Create a White Book Cover  
  • Scale and Crop Image  
  • Free and Pay For Images  
  • Add Texxt  
  • Add Colored Boxes  
  • Make Your Text Pop  
  • Make a Simple Book Cover for Free - Project  
  • Make a Simple Book Cover for Free - Conclusion  
Make a 3D Book Cover for Free
  • Make a 3D Book Cover for Free - Inroduction  
  • Work Area and 2D Cover  
  • Create a Cover Reflection  
  • Bend the Cover  
  • Create a Spine  
  • Cant the Spine Into Place  
  • Add the Pages  
  • Add a Shadow  
  • Make a 3D Book Cover for Free - Project  
  • Make a 3D Book Cover for Free - Conclusion  
GIMP Tips, Tricks and Techniques
  • GIMP Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Introduction  
  • Circular Text  
  • Text Along a Path  
  • Layer Groups  
  • Reflection and Water Effects  
  • Clone Tool  
  • GIMP Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Project  
  • GIMP Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Conclusion  
Social Media Graphics with Facebook
  • Social Media Graphics with Facebook - Introduction  
  • Create a Facebook Profile Picture  
  • Create a Facebook Banner  
  • Create a Facebook Meme  
  • Making Text Pop  
  • Social Media Graphics with Facebook - Free and Pay for Images  
  • Social Media Graphics with Facebook - Project  
  • Social Media Graphics with Facebook - Conclusion  
More Tips, Tricks and Techniques
  • More Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Introduction  
  • Undo, Redo and Undo History  
  • Selection Addition and Subtraction  
  • Colored Boxes with Gradients  
  • Deconstructing Logos  
  • Bump Maps Using Images  
  • Bump Maps Using Text  
  • Colorizing a Layer  
  • More Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Project  
  • More Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Conclusion  
Photo Manipulation, Enhancement, Touch Up and Correction
  • Photo Manipulation, Enhancement, Touch Up and Correction - Introduction  
  • Photo Manipulation Basics  
  • Removing Redeye  
  • Remove Blemishes and Scenery  
  • Add Image Effects  
  • Adjust Colors and Brightness  
  • Export Your Work  
  • Photo Manipulation, Enhancement, Touch Up and Correction - Project  
  • Photo Manipulation, Enhancement, Touch Up and Correction - Conclusion  
Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress - Introduction  
  • GIMP Image Preparation  
  • GIMP Wordpress Banner Image  
  • GIMP Wordpress Image Post  
  • Wordpress Text Editor Mode  
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress - Project  
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress - Conclusion  
Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML - Introduction  
  • An Overview of HTML  
  • An Overview of CSS  
  • HTML Image Tag and Wordpress  
  • Graphical Horizontal Rules  
  • Overlapping Images with the Div Tag  
  • Image Maps  
  • Graphical Button State Animation  
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML - Project  
  • Display GIMP Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML - Conclusion  
Using a Wacom Drawing Tablet with the GIMP
  • Using a Wacom Drawing Tablet with the GIMP - Introduction  
  • A Brief Look at Wacom Tablets  
  • Wacom Tablet Installation  
  • Wacom Tablet Configuration  
  • Drawing and Painting in the GIMP with a Wacom Tablet  
  • Using a Wacom Drawing Tablet with the GIMP - Project  
  • Using a Wacom Drawing Tablet with the GIMP - Conclusion  
Drawing and Painting Sessions in the GIMP
  • Drawing and Painting Sessions in the GIMP - Introduction  
  • Freehand Drawing of a Seashore Scene  
  • Perspective Drawing of a Building  
Single Window, Themes and GIMP Extensions
  • Single Window, Themes and GIMP Extensions - Introduction  
  • GIMP Single Window Configuration  
  • GIMP Standard Themes  
  • Single Window, Themes and GIMP Extensions - Project  
  • Single Window, Themes and GIMP Extensions - Conclusion  
GIMP Drawing with a Surface Pro 4 Based Tablet
  • GIMP Drawing with a Surface Pro 4 Based Tablet - Introduction  
  • How to Draw Cheaply and Digitally  
  • GIMP Drawing with a Surface Pro 4 Based Tablet - Project  
  • GIMP Drawing with a Surface Pro 4 Based Tablet - Conclusion  
GIMP Drawing Using 3D Perspective
  • GIMP Drawing Using 3D Perspective - Introduction  
  • What is Drawing Using 3D Perspective?  
  • How to Draw Lines in the GIMP  
  • Drawing without Perspective  
  • Drawing in Single Point Perspective  
  • Drawing in Two Point Perspective  
  • Drawing in Three Point Perspective  
  • Using the Perspective Tool to Conform Flat Shapes  
  • GIMP Drawing Using 3D Perspective - Project  
  • GIMP Drawing Using 3D Perspective - Conclusion  
Guide to GIMP Filters
  • Introduction to GIMP Filters  
  • Blurs  
Question and Answer
  • Question and Answer - Introduction  
  • Side-by-side Pictures Using a GIMP Blend  
  • Merged Pictures Using Insets  
  • Leave the Porch Light On - A Layer Mask Gradient  
  • Seven Sentences to Glory - Layers and Layer Masks  
Conclusion
  • What Now?  
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