How to make GIMP 2.8 look and act as Photoshop

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23,910 students
How to make GIMP 2.8 look and act as Photoshop
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (729 ratings)
23,910 students
You'll learn the essential tools for improving photographs
You'll learn how to work with layers
You'll learn how to navigate effectively, like zooming and panning
You'll learn how to work with the Paint brush and to create special effects
You'll learn color theory, and how it is important for correcting photographs

Requirements

  • I start from the very beginning, so when you are new to photo editing, that's no problem! And I will show you how to configure GIMP 2.8 to make it look and act as Photoshop!
  • This free course consists of the first two sections of my course 'The Ultimate GIMP 2.8 Guide'.
  • The course is made for Windows 7, 8 and 10. Have a Mac / Linux? Contact me!
Description

In the course you will learn:

  • How to install GIMP 2.8
  • How to configure GIMP 2.8 to make it look and act as Photoshop
  • How to improve and correct photographs
  • How to professionally make Levels, Curves, Hue-Saturation, and Contrast adjustments
  • How to work with layers
  • Everything about brushes, and using a tablet
  • Color theory, and why this is important for correcting photographs

Do you want to have an image manipulation program that looks and acts like Photohop? And do you want this program to be free?

Do you want step by step, easy to follow instructions, taught by an instructor that has worked for more than 15 years with Photoshop professionally? 

Then this course is for you! 

You will not only have lifetime access to this course, but you can also aks me questions! I will answer your questions within 24 hours. 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to professionally improve photographs.
Curriculum
3 sections • 22 lectures • 2h 8m total length
  • Welcome
  • Installing Gimp, and setting 'Single-Window Mode'
  • Installing plugins
  • Configuring User Interface
  • Configuring Preferences
  • Opening files
  • Working with layers
  • The 'background' layer
  • Zooming and panning
  • Using the paintbrush
  • Brush special effects
  • Using a tablet
  • The history panel
  • HSV color
  • RGB color
  • Levels
  • Curves
  • Brightness-contrast
  • Hue/saturation
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Saving work file
  • Bonus lecture

Instructor
Gimp& Nik Collection integration, professional photo editing
Bernard 't Hooft
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,564 Reviews
  • 56,438 Students
  • 4 Courses

Udemy doesn't allow free courses to be updated anymore, so for my LATEST 7-hour Gimp 2.10 course, you can use the link to my new YouTube channel. To get to the link, click on my Instructor picture (you will see a hand if you hold your mouse above my image) to get to my 'INSTRUCTOR' page. Now you will see at the right a 'YouTube' button. If you click on it, you are brought to my new YouTube channel with the latest Gimp 2.10 lectures!

Hi, my name is Bernard 't Hooft. I have a passion for photo editing, and a passion for GIMP, the free and open source photo editing program. I have over 15 years of experience with professional photo editing, and teach photo editing with GIMP at the VolksUniversiteit in the Netherlands. Now I have gathered my knowledge into four great GIMP courses.