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Beginner / 20 Hours / 7,558 Students / 156 Reviews
GIMP Tutorials for Beginners was created for, well, beginners! Learn how to edit photos like a pro, re-touch (remove blemishes, people and more), learn all of the photo editing tools and more.
Learn GIMP by doing! Projects included to help you refine your new GIMP skills. Once completed, you’ll have the confidence to apply your new skills to your own photos.
Plus, a GIMP Essentials Guide is included to use as you work through the tutorials. Print it out and use it to take notes.
The guide also includes a summary of the tutorial covered. And a description for your project! Perfect for using when off-line.
GIMP: the Photoshop Alternative!
Looking for a free alternative to Photoshop? Look no further. GIMP is all you need. Popular among photographers and graphic designers.
Slide for Before & After.
First, we’ll start off by learning how to install GIMP for your operating system: Linux, Windows or Mac.
Next, you’ll learn the 3 things all GIMP beginners want to know:
Now that you’ve learned how to edit, retouch and more, let’s now learn how to work with files in GIMP. What do you say?
This section will include…
GIMP layers are an essential tool all digital artists must master. Layers help make your creative vision come true.
You’ll learn everything you need to know about GIMP layers, like; the 4 types of GIMP layers, layer masks, layer attributes, layer boundaries and more.
If you have a Photoshop background you may be used to using Adjustment layers. They’re a powerful tool for editing non-destructively.
Unfortantely, they are not a tool available in GIMP. Fear not! I’ve developed a workaround for using a non-destructive editing technique (that provides the same power as Adjustment layers).
Found out how by doing actual editing projects to master this technique!
Understanding AND seeing color is essential in achieving your creative vision. You’ll learn how to see the color of light, how and why you should capture it in-camera, how to manage color for more accurate edits, how to calibrate your monitor and much more.
Over 30 lectures covering all of GIMP’s color tools for basic and creative edits! Not only will you learn about each tool, in detail, I’ll provide pro tips as well. Plus, you’ll use the included photos to practice what you learn!
We’ll cover the core retouching tools in GIMP for removing blemishes, large objects like boats and people, how to use the blur and sharpen tool, and how to use the dodge and burn tools for custom edits.
Once you’re done with this section you’ll know how to precisely retouch and edit your images in GIMP
This section covers the basics of RAW editing, RAW vs. JPG, how to edit RAW files in GIMP and why it’s actually not possible, and more.
As you learned in the last section, you can not edit RAW files in GIMP directly. Instead, we need to use a third-party application. No worries. Darktable, like GIMP, is free! Although Darktable isn’t the only available RAW file editor it is one of the more popular options.
You’ll learn how to install Darktable and how to use it to edit your RAW images.
Once you’re done editing your RAW files, in Darktable, you’ll learn how easy it is to open that new edit in GIMP! This way, you can continue editing your image, as needed, with any of the GIMP tools.
RawTherapee is another free RAW file processor (like Darktable). You’ll learn how to install and use RawTherapee for processing your RAW files.
Once you’re completed with this section you’ll have all the information you need to decide on which application is best for your needs.
There are 7 types of blending modes that will provide you with a variety of creative options. Each type has numerous modes available to help you achieve your creative vision.
You’ll learn the distinct differences between each of the 7 types of blending modes and how they affect your images. Detailed information is provided so you know what to expect when applying and when to apply (based on your creative vision).
In this section, you’ll learn how to crop, rotate, and warp your images… and much more!
Cropping and rotating are two essential edits all photographers will use. Learn how to quickly and easily straighten your photos, and how to properly crop as well.
There are a ton of options for making selections. You’ll learn how to use all of them… in detail. In fact, once you’re done with the included projects you’ll be a master of the section tools in GIMP.
The paths tool is an old and trusted tool for making selections. Learn how to use it for making selections and more.
You’ll learn the basics of the text tool first. Then, I’ll share some pro tips for maximizing the use of GIMP’s text tool. This section is perfect for photographers that want to create a flyer, composite and more.
This GIMP Pro tutorial includes everything you need to know to get started with GIMP. In fact, this class is designed for beginners.
You’ll find file resources to use along with the class… to practice what you learn. Plus, a GIMP Essentials Guide to, well, guide you through the class. Use the guide for taking notes and use for offline reference.
Short answer; No.
This GIMP class was designed for beginners!
However, we do have some Pro tutorials that are for advanced users too.
Click here to check out the “Overview” summary and you’ll find a recommendation for this pro tutorial: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
Yes! This is one of many Pro tutorials available to subscribers. Click here to find out more and get started learning new Lightroom skills.
All Pro tutorials are only available online. We do not offer the ability to download tuts.
Our free tutorials focus on a single skill or technique.
Our Pro tutorials cover additional techniques, more detail and depth about the subject. Plus, Pro subscribers receive premium support to questions and more. Oh, and the Pro tutorials also include additional resources vs. free tutorials.
This Pro tutorial was recorded in 2.10+. However, most tutorials can be used with 2.8. Anything older is not recommended.
Yes! All Pro tutorial resources are yours for life.
However, any images provided are for training purposes only and can not be used in your portfolio (or be re-sold). All images are copyrighted by Parker Photographic
I provide my 30 years of experience as a photographer to help you achieve your creative vision.
As a pro subscriber, not only do you get every pro class, but you also get me as your mentor.
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