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.
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.
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,
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
- 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
- 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