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☑ Learn how to install GIMP on a Linux, PC and/or a MAC
☑ Learn how to edit your photos, like a pro, with GIMP
☑ Learn how to process RAW files for GIMP
☑ Learn what a Layer Mask is and how to use them in GIMP
☑ Learn tips and techniques for editing images and creating graphics from a pro photographer (and graphic designer)
☑ Learn what a Layer is and how to use them in GIMP
☑ Learn how to configure the GIMP interface for increased productivity
☑ Learn the different file types you can use in GIMP as well as GIMP's proprietary file format
☑ Learn how to setup and use the History panel for streamlining your workflow
☑ Learn how to save 1 hour for every 8 hours worked
☑ Learn how to save files for the web, print, Photoshop and more
☑ Learn what Blending Modes are and how to use them in GIMP
☑ Learn about the 7 different Blending Mode groups and how to use them in GIMP
☑ Learn all about the 4 main tools in GIMP; Selections, Paint, Transform and Color Tools
☑ Learn how to use brushes in GIMP
☑ Learn how to install pre-made brushes, from other artists, in GIMP
☑ Learn how to create your own brushes in GIMP
☑ Learn how to use Palettes & Presets to streamline your workflow
☑ Learn the core differences between RAW and JPG files.
☑ Learn how to create Color Tool Presets to streamline your workflow
☑ Learn how to use the Color Balance Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Colorize Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Hue Saturation Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Brightness Contrast Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Levels Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to read and utilize the Histogram to streamline your editing workflow
☑ Learn how to use the Curves Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Threshold Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Posterize & Desaturate Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn the difference between the Heal & Clone Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Heal Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Clone Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn how to use the Dodge & Burn Tool for editing your images
☑ Learn the importance of the Selection Tools and how to use
☑ Learn how to use the Free Select Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Foreground Select Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Fuzzy Select Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Select by Color Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Quick Mask Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Path Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Text Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Patterns Tool
☑ Learn how to use the Filter Tools
☑ Learn how to create basic shapes in GIMP
☑ Learn how to add photos to shapes
☑ Learn my personal editing workflow for processing images
☑ Learn by doing! Project based lessons throughout the course
☑ Learn how I edit JPG files from start to finish
☑ Learn how I edit RAW files from start to finish
☑ Learn how to add text along a path
☑ Learn how to add an image to text
☑ Learn how to create text out of grass
☑ Learn how to add a reflection to your text
☑ Learn how to make a superhero "pop-out" of an iMac screen
☑ Learn how to add light to an image
☑ Learn how to add smoke to an image
THE GIMP course for photographers and graphic designers. Learn GIMP from a pro photographer. Everything you need to know in 1 GIMP course for Linux, PC + MAC.
Why this GIMP course vs. others?
Well, I'll let the following students explain why you should choose this GIMP course...
***** David Cangiolosi
"Another GREAT course from Chris Parker !!! I was new to the photo editing part of photography, downloading (The FREE) GIMP and taking this course by Chris Parker was the right decision for me as a hobbyist photographer who has no need to pay a monthly fee for Photoshop.
Chris covers probably every aspect in this course I could use or ever would use. He teaches by examples which you can follow along to so you get the most out of each example or section of the course. I found it very helpful and enjoyed his style of teaching."
***** Pierfrancesco Staci
"Extremely detailed and thorough, I am so far extremely positively impressed by the amount of information I am receiving and how nicely I can retain it due to a very friendly delivery method."
***** James Eyrich
"This is an amazing course he goes through all the tools and explains it all so I can understand what is going on would recommend this course for anyone beginner or advanced something for everyone in here."
***** Faletolu Roberts
"The step by step process of setting up your work space and tools is so easy to follow. Knowing where exactly to look makes learning a new program less brain numbing and fun so far."
***** Khetile Mhlongo
"I am extremely happy with the course. I am learning more than just the basics. I am really learning how to make this program my own. I have already purchased another course from this tutor and I am looking forward to that one too."
***** Rachel Campbell
"I am still taking the course, but can already tell the impact. I come from a Photoshop background but wanted an option that wasn't costing a monthly fee. I am surprised at how much can be done in GIMP, but even more impressed with the instruction. I have never had anyone actually explain all the tools and options to this degree.
I feel way more knowledgeable and know I will continue to love the remaining lectures. **** not to mention I am already purchase another course planning on getting several other courses created by Chris**** So, worth every penny and more!"
***** Jeremy Kinney
"I was able to go from nothing to a basic understanding and I've only done the first quarter of the course, its been very helpful so far and I'm excited to continue onward."
***** Rex Graham
"To be honest I have never done online lessons like this before so I have no real reference. That said, I have learned more in this lesson than I have in hours of YouTube videos.
Great work so far."
***** Dave Colquitt
"Excellent. Chris knows what he is talking about, presents it well, and is VERY responsive to questions. I recommend the course - and any by Chris - highly."
***** John Romero
"Instructor is very thorough, and concise. Though I'm already familiar with GIMP, I've picked up at least one new tip or feature I was previously unaware of in practically every lesson."
***** David Kiger
"I have taken a few courses on Gimp and this is the most detailed step by step Gimp course I have seen so far. You don't rush through the lesson like some courses. You take your time and talk clearly while making everything clear. Thank you for the wonderful course."
***** There are hundreds more testimonials just like these... but, I think you get the idea... So, let's find out everything you'll learn from this GIMP course...
First, this GIMP course is divided into 2 sections;
the Basics... A complete overview of all the tools in GIMP
the Advanced GIMP projects. Learn by doing. Once you have the foundation from the first half of the course, you'll continue learning how to use GIMP by working on advanced GIMP projects.
This GIMP 2.10 for beginners is designed for, well, beginners!
------> the GIMP Basics
UPDATE: Sections 1 - 7 have been re-recorded and have new photography resources... including new images and a GIMP Made Easy Essentials guide. Use the guide to take notes as you're watching, print for off-line use for easy reference and quick access to your projects + more.
Section 1: Intro to the course + resources for download
Section 2: learn how to install GIMP for Linux, Windows and/or MAC
Section 3: quick start guide for editing your images, re-sizing and saving for social media
Section 4: quick look at the basics of GIMP. Including, but not limited to; setting up & customizing your interface, creating new documents, file formats, navigate around your document (pan + zoom), saving & exporting your files and more.
Section 5: learn what layers are and how to use them, learn the 4 types of layers and 4 different ways to customize them, learn what Layer Masks are and how to use for precise editing of your photos, learn what layer boundaries are, adjust them and why they're important
Section 6: learn what adjustment layers are and whether or not you can use them in GIMP. They're essential for your photography editing.
Additional sections are being re-recorded right now. Announcements will go out when new sections are added.
Just published June of 2019... Section 7: the "Color of Light". Learn how color affects your images and how to control for precise editing.
This GIMP course is in the process of being re-recorded. Although you'll learn all of the following (and more), the order will be changing (see "update" above for recent changes") in the coming weeks...
First, you'll learn how to install GIMP, set up the interface, preferences and more.
Then, you'll begin setting up the GIMP interface for your personal preference and configuring the preferences --> Yes, I know. This stuff is boring. But, it's essential for getting the most out of GIMP.
Every lesson is created in short bite-size pieces to help you better retain the information and each builds on the next.
1 of the most essential tools in GIMP are Layers. You'll learn all about Layers and how to work with them. Plus, you'll learn about another powerful type of layer; the Layer Mask.
Hint: a Layer Mask, gives you the precision and control to apply edits exactly where you want them.
Oh, these are so fun and awesome. Can't wait to share with you how to take advantage of Layers & Layer masks in GIMP.
Another fun, creative and powerful tool (within GIMP) are Blending Modes. You'll learn about the 7 distinct types of Blending Mode groups and how to use them to add creative flair to your artwork.
Not one to skimp out and leave no stone un-turned; you'll also learn about the 4 main tools in GIMP...
The Selection Tools, are an integral part of your skill-set. You'll learn about the 7 different types of selection tools to make your job of "selecting" that much easier. The selection tools are a big part of the advanced GIMP projects and you'll want to learn the basics first (included!).
You'll also learn all about the Paint Tools and how to use them to; add color, modify color, erase, clone, heal, and much more.
What about learning how to use the Transform tools to align graphics, move, rotate, scale, shear and more? Got you covered there too! Check out the basic overviews of each tool and then master them with the advanced GIMP projects.
Next up; the Color Tools. Learn how to use these Color Tools to process and edit your photos like a pro. Learn from my 27+ years as a pro photographer.
Oh, and I almost forgot about one of my favorite tools in GIMP; the Paths Tool. Love it! This tool has a dual purpose and mastering it will go a long way in helping fulfill your creative vision.
Check out the advanced GIMP projects to master the Paths Tool (after the basic overview). The advanced GIMP projects will give you a lot of practice with it and you will master the Path Tool in no time.
O.k., almost done.
Let's not forget about GIMP filters and Patterns. You'll learn how to use both! Learn how to download and install Patterns created by other artists. Plus, you'll learn how to apply the GIMP filters to enhance your creative artwork.
------> the Advanced GIMP projects
This is where all the fun begins. Not that we don't have fun in the first half! You'll just take your creative learning to a whole new level.
How? By taking what you've learned in the Basics and amplifying it with advanced projects.
First up; Do you find it odd that GIMP does not have basic shape tools?
I do. No worries.
You'll learn how to create basic shapes in GIMP; rectangles and squares, free-form shapes, circles, and triangles too... oh my!
Did I mention that I'm a pro photographer? Then, you'll want to learn how I use all the tools in GIMP to edit....
Learn my 3 step editing workflow I've used on hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions. How I use each of the Color Tools, how I use Levels and Curves, how I retouch with Clone and Heal, how I dodge and burn, and much more.
Plus, I'll show you how to process RAW files for GIMP. Watch me do a complete edit, from start to finish, on a Nikon RAW file, a Canon RAW file and a JPG file.
Then, we'll take your GIMP learning experience to a whole new level with the following projects...
How to add text along a path
How to add an image to text
How to create text out of grass
How to create a reflection of your text
How to make a SuperHero fly out of a monitor
How to add smoke to your image
How to add a source of light to your image
How to separate a subject from the background (and save for the web)
How to install the free Nik Collection (awesome plugin for creatively editing your photos)
and much more...
...You see, these are not the only projects. I have a dozens more. Which means, once you sign up for this course, new tutorials will be added on a regular basis.
What are you waiting for? Now is the best time to sign up for my complete GIMP course... before I decide to increase the price.
Looking forward to sharing with you my photographic knowledge and how to use GIMP.
How To Get The Most From This GIMP Course
Download Resource Files - Both GIMP 2.10 & GIMP 2.8
How to install GIMP for Linux, PC's + MAC's
Install GIMP 2.10 for Linux
Install GIMP 2.10 for Windows
Install GIMP 2.10 for Mac
Quick Start Guide for GIMP: Dive right in and begin editing your photos!
How to make your images "POP" with GIMP!
Project 01: Make it POP
How to retouch your images with GIMP!
Project 02: Retouching
How to re-size and save your images for online use... social media... in GIMP
Project 03: Re-size + Save
GIMP the Basics - Learn How to Work with Files in GIMP
How to configure the GIMP Interface
How to create a new document in GIMP
How to open files in GIMP & the different file types
How to navigate around your GIMP documents + more
How to save your GIMP files for web, print & more
GIMP & Layers - Learn What Layers Are and How To Use Them
You'll learn what a GIMP layer is and it’s benefits in GIMP
You'll learn the 4 types of GIMP layers and 4 ways to customize them
You'll learn what a Layer Mask is and how to use for editing in GIMP
Project 04: Edit & Apply a Layer Mask
Discover some of the Layer Attributes to use for your artwork in GIMP
Learn about layer boundaries, their restrictions and how to adjust them
GIMP & Adjustment Layers: Is it possible? You'll soon find out.
Warning! Consult your GIMP Essentials Guide prior to proceeding.
What are Adjustment Layers and can we use them in GIMP?
How to adjust the brightness of your images to fix bad exposures (with GIMP)
Project 05: Adjust Exposure
How to fix unwanted color casts in GIMP
Project 06: Remove Color Casts
How to change colors with GIMP
Project 07: Change Colors
How to convert your color images to B&W and more with GIMP
Project 08: Convert Color to B&W + More
How to add a creative color tint to your images in GIMP
Project 09: Add a Creative Color Tint
How to precisely remove color casts, for natural skin tones, in GIMP
Project 10: Custom Edit with Precision
How color affects your photos and why you must master color now before editing
The color of light
Pro tips for editing by controlling the environment your in
How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 1
Intro to the Color Tools and how they are divided up (into 4 categories)
How to use the Color Balance to fix color casts in your image
How to use the Color Temperature to adjust the "color" of your image
How to use the HUE-Chroma tool for editing your photos
How to use the HUE-Saturation tool for editing your photos in GIMP
How to use the Saturation tool in GIMP and how it's different from the last one
How to use the Exposure tool for editing your photos "exposure"
How to use the Shadows-Highlights tools to bring out more detail in your photos
How to use the Brightness-Contrast tool for making your images "POP"
How to use the Levels tool for editing your photos in GIMP - Part 1
How to use the Levels tool for editing your photos in GIMP - Part 2
How to use the Curves Tool for precise control over your editing
How to use presets with the color tools in GIMP
How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 2
How to use the Invert tool for a cool photo edit
How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 3
Intro: How to let GIMP make creative decisions for you
How to use the "Auto" editing features to let GIMP make decisions for you
How to Components
How to use the Component color tools for converting to B&W
How to use the 4 Desaturate color tools for converting your color photos to B&W
How to use the Rearrange Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Set ColorMap color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Alien Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Color Exchange Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Rotate Color Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Gradient Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Palette Map color tool for creative artwork
How to use the Sample Colorize Map color tool for creative artwork
How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 4
How to use Threshold
How to use Colorize
How to use Posterize
How to use Dither
How to edit your photos with the Paint Tools in GIMP
Intro: Paint Tools for photo editing and for graphic design
How to use the Clone + Heal tool to remove anything in GIMP
How to use the Blur/Sharpen tool for editing your photos
How to use the Dodge/Burn tool for editing your photos in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Color Tools + Photo Editing (Paint) Tools
Intro to "Paint" Tools in GIMP
Learn the difference between RAW and JPG file types
How to use presets with the color tools in GIMP
How to use the color balance tool to remove a color cast from an image in GIMP
How to use the color temperature tool to fix the white balance of an image
How to change the color of your image with the hue and saturation tool
How to fix the exposure of your image with, well, the exposure tool in GIMP
How to edit images, GIMP, to fix the shadows and highlights
How to adjust the brightness and/or the contrast of your images with GIMP
Detailed description of how to use the levels tool in GIMP - Part 1
Detailed description of how to use the levels tool in GIMP - Part 2
How to use the curves tool for precision and control over your edits
How to use the threshold for unique editing situations
How to use the colorize tool, in GIMP, for creative visual effects
How to use the posterize + desaturate tool, in GIMP, for creative visual effects
How to use the heal + clone tool for retouching your images in GIMP
How to use the dodge + burn tool for retouching your images in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Learn How to Use Blending Modes
You’ll learn the 7 types of Blending Modes and what they are
How to use the Normal+ Blending Modes in GIMP
How to use the Lighten Blending Modes in GIMP
How to use the Darken Blending Modes in GIMP
How to use the Contrast Blending Modes in GIMP
LCH Blend Mode Correction...
How to use the Inversion & Component Blending Modes in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Tools Overview
the GIMP Tools Overview
Tools workflow tip for presets & palettes in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Transform Tools
How to use the alignment tool in GIMP
How to use the crop, rotate, shear, scale & perspective tools in GIMP
How to use the unified and handle transform tool in GIMP
How to use the cage & warp transform tool in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Paint Tools for Graphic Design
How to use the fill and gradient tools in GIMP
How to install and use custom brushes in GIMP
How to use the brush tool in GIMP - Part 1
How to use the brush tool in GIMP - Part 2
How to use "MyPaint" brushes in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - Selection Tools
You’ll learn the purpose & importance of mastering the selection tools with GIMP
How to use the lasso tool in GIMP
Download image for the next lecture
Mac user? Please read prior to watching Lecture 58.
How to use the foreground select tool in GIMP
How to use the fuzzy select tool in GIMP
How to use the select-by-color tool in GIMP
How to use the intelligent scissors tool in GIMP
How to use the quick masks mode tool for precise selections in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - How to Use the Paths Tool
Learn all about the paths tool for GIMP
GIMP the Basics - How to Use the Text Tool
How to use the text tool in GIMP
GIMP the Basics - How to Use the Patterns Tool
How to use the pattern tool in GIMP
How to Install Patterns on a Mac
GIMP the Basics - How To Use the Filters
An overview of GIMP filter options
How to use the GIMP filters - Part 1
How to use the GIMP filters - Part 2
How to use the GIMP filters - Part 3
GIMP the Basics - How To Create Shapes!
How to create basic shapes in GIMP
How to add or clip an image to a shape in GIMP
GIMP power users: How to improve your experience with GIMP
How to configure GIMP Preferences
How to customize your Keyboard Shortcuts
Please read this article... the following will not work for everyone.
How to auto change your Keyboard Shortcuts
GIMP Advanced Project 1 - Editing RAW (JPG too) Photos in GIMP
My pro tips on editing
My pro editing workflow
RAW editing for GIMP
How to edit RAW files for Nikon shooters - Part 1
How to edit RAW files for Nikon shooters - Part 2
How to edit RAW files for Cannon shooters - Part 1
How to edit a JPG file step-by-step & complete workflow for GIMP users
GIMP Advanced Project 2 - Text
How to add text to a path
How to add an image to text
How to create grass text
How to create a reflection from text
GIMP Advanced Project 3 - Photo Manipulation
How to Make Our SuperHero Fly Out of a Monitor - Part 2
Blur Background - Intro
Blur Background - Project
GIMP Advanced Project 4 - for the Web
How to separate a subject from the background (and save for the web)
GIMP Advanced Project 5 - Web Design
the Design Brief
Food Menu Content
Contact Section + Footer
GIMP Advanced Project 6 - Replace Skies With (new) Clouds
5 Keys To a Realistic Sky Change
Sky Change Option 1
Sky Change Option 2
Sky Change Option 3
Sky Change Option 4
GIMP Advanced Project 7 - Add Snow in GIMP, + Create Snow Brushes & More
Download 5 Free Snow Overlays & Instantly Add Snow to Your Photos
Learn How To Create Snow Brushes, Snow Overlays & Add Snow To Your Images
GIMP Advanced Project 8 - Stranger Things Composite
Create the Scene
Replace the sky
Add a model
Add some lightning
Create Shadow Monster
Blend the Shadow Monster
GIMP Advanced Project 9 - 3D, Grungy, Retro, Text Effect
Update for Step 3
GIMP Advanced Project 10 - Modern + Retro Logo Design
GIMP Advanced Project 11 - Photo Manipulation | Half-Sepia w/Texture
Photo Manipulation | Half-Sepia w/Canvas Texture
GIMP Advanced Project 12 - ***NEW*** Web Design Tutorial
Web Design Project Briefing
the Grid System
GIMP Advanced Project 13 - Retouching
How to Retouch your images, in GIMP, like a pro
How to remove anything with GIMP
How to change colors with GIMP
Bonus 1: Google's Nik Collection for GIMP
Nik is no longer free.
Nik Collection 101
How To Install the Nik Collection for GIMP
The Following Sections Are for GIMP 2.8
Getting Started with GIMP 2.8
Install for Windows
Install for Mac
Working with files
Documents + Canvas
File Types + Opening
Guides, Preview, History Panel , Zoom and more
Save files for the web, print and more
Inversion + Component Modes
Workflow Tips: Presets + Palettes
Custom Brushes + Install
Brush Tools Part 1
Brush Tools Part 2
Color Tools = Photo Editing Tools
RAW vs JPG
Color Tool Presets
Hue + Saturation
Levels Part 1
Levels Part 2
Posterize + Desaturate
Heal + Clone
Dodge + Burn
Foreground Select Tool
Select by Color
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I love how in depth he goes. I am going to slow which is not the courses fault and my version of GIMP is updated so it's a little different now but enough is the same I can still earn a lot.
An excellent Course From GIMP. The presentation and instruction was the best so far I have seen on Udemy (And I have done quite a few courses here). The additional materials like resources / guidance on configuration/ the pdf on shortcut keys etc only shows that he is really looking forward to making his students proficient in the skills that he is teaching! Great course and an awesome instructor!
I am quarantined during the virus. I am also visually impaired, low vision. I have been able to learn a lot of the language about GIMP and then act upon it. I have taught electrical courses for many years and I think that if you learn the language of the subject you are a long way ahead of the game. I like the pace this guy uses. I also like that I can rewind the video and find where or what he may be talking about. Good job , so far. Thanks
The instructor is very good. Because I can rewind and redo, the instruction is easy to follow. Tne note guide is a wonder addition to the video instruction. I have not hit my stride on GIMP yet, but I am much more confident in the program and ability to make stunning images. I dislike the continuous references to Photoshop. Although I have used Photoshop in the past, I am learning GIMP, not taking a comparative program course.
Yes Sir as a Beginner and a Photographer I am very happy with your way of teaching which I think is best.
I am also taking the other course with the 37 projects and I have heard some of this material before in the other course. It is good though to have a review of the materials.
It is brilliant, i am not a photographer but an airbrush artist and i have found this course a must, thank you
Very thorough information delivered at an understandable and crisp pace. Very useful content and no time is wasted before jumping right in.
This is the second GIMP course I have taken and I am amazed at what I've learned so far! I have a much better grasp of tools, and the file manipulation methods are already a HUGE time saver! I like the way Chris moves through the material, refers to the guide, and YES I am taking a ton of notes. WELL DONE!!
Only on Section 6 and I've already been able to make my Samsung Note 3 pictures look MUCH better and smaller (from MB's to KB's).
The course is explained in great detail. Very professional with a lot of experience from the teacher. I can learn a lot.
Ich arbeite schon einige Jahre mit Gimp. Dennoch kann man sich immer noch ein paar Anregungen holen. - Fand den Kurs wirklich gut gemacht.
Chris has organized the course extremely well, has included all necessary resources for following along, is perfectly detailed without being boring, and has successfully taught me how to use a program that was previously overwhelming. I highly recommend this course!
This tutorial is good for beginners. but not for professionals. Most of the tutorials are repeated twice or trice like the selection tools and all jumbled up :(
although I have had some experience with Gimp, I really needed going back to basics. Loving the course so far.