GIMP Computer Graphics For Kids and Beginners of any Age
What you'll learn
- Use all the GIMP tools to create a variety of fun and useful graphics projects
- The skills acquired will make learning any other graphics software easier.
- You should be able to operate a computer at a basic level, things like running programs and saving files.
- GIMP graphics software is required, but free. Video instructions are provided for download and installation.
- Sample graphics files are provided, however you may use your own images as well.
Creating computer graphics is fun! It's also a useful skill in today's world. This course uses GIMP, the most powerful and popular FREE graphics software. The tools and concepts covered are common to virtually all graphics programs.
GIMP has many of the same features as Photoshop, but without the price tag! GIMP runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
The course is very hands-on. When a skill is demonstrated in the video, students are encouraged to pause the lesson and practice until they can perform the same operation.
The suggested age range is 12 and up, however younger students with good computer skills, or who have the help of someone older, may enjoy the course as well. And certainly, many adults will appreciate the gradual progression and detailed instructions, as well.
** Revised 1/2/21 to include information about new features up to GIMP 2.10.22
Who this course is for:
- Students 12 to 13 and up who desire to create computer graphics using the FREE software, GIMP
- Beginner adults who might be intimidated by a more rigorous approach to graphics software
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
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Teaching experience: Columbus State Community College Adjunct Faculty Computer Dept.
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Video Course Developer: OSTraining
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