GIMP for Beginners: Fast Photo Editing Tricks & Tips

Learn Techniques and Get Results in Minutes
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (75 ratings)
5,655 students
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GIMP for Beginners: Fast Photo Editing Tricks & Tips
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (75 ratings)
5,656 students
Create awesome text effects
Master the path tool and it's real world applications
Understand how layers work and the ways to manipulate your image with them
Apply color effects to change and improve your photo's look and feel


  • Be able to use GIMP at a beginner's level or better.
  • GIMP should be installed. You can find it on their website for free download.


A series of short tutorials on how to achieve many different effects and results editing photos within GIMP. Every tutorial takes you from start to finish for a goal and focuses on the application of techniques and tools. It is assumed that you know your way around the basics of GIMP so we won't waste time explaining what every tool does.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn immediately usable photo editing techniques
  • Those who want their photos to stand out from the crowd

Course content

2 sections • 16 lectures • 1h 43m total length
  • Put Image Inside of Text Shape
  • Draw Straight Lines
  • Turn Day to Night in Any Photo
  • Outline & Stroke Text
  • Type Text Around in a Circle Path
  • Place People Behind Objects in a Photo
  • Put Text on Custom Path
  • 2 Ways to Create and Add Shapes
  • Make a Black or White Silhouette from Any Object, Person, or Animal
  • Transparent Clothing Effect
  • Change Photo Background
  • Change Eye Color
  • Remove Stains & Dirt from Photo
  • Checking Distances and Angles (Measure Tool)


Software Tutorial Expert and Author
Chris Navarre
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 1,238 Reviews
  • 52,989 Students
  • 18 Courses

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