Learn how to perform basic image editing techniques such as cropping and resizing, selecting and masking, improving tone and contrast, and basic retouching, in GIMP, the free image editor for Mac and Windows.
(chimes) - [Voiceover] Hey there, my name is Justin Seeley. I'd like to welcome you to Gimp Essential Training. First off we'll tackle the basics like Gimp's interface and tools. From there we'll move onto one of the most essential elements of Gimp, layers. Once we've nailed down layers, we'll move on to the fun stuff like creating and using masks on your images. I'll show you how to use Gimp's various selection tools to grab a piece of your image, refine it and then turn it into a mask to create composites or simply make selective adjustments.
Next we'll dive into manipulating images with the levels and curves commands. I'm also going to show you how to do things like creating and editing vector paths, applying text to your designs, how to work with Gimp's painting tools and how to speed up your workflow using some of the built-in automation features inside of Gimp. So if you're ready, let's begin our journey into Gimp Essential Training.
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
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1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
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11. Printing and Saving Images
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