GIMP Complete: GIMP Graphic Design, Book Covers and Drawing
What you'll learn
- Install and run the GIMP
- Make logos, web graphics and screen shots
- Create 2D and 3D book covers
- Make memes and distribute them on Facebook
- Produce graphics appropriate for use on the 8 major social media websites
- Use Wordpress with HTML to display web graphics
- Use the GIMP to touch up your photos
- GIMP drawing with an inexpensive tablet and stylus
- You'll need a computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux to install and use the GIMP
- You'll need a functioning browser to download the GIMP and to access images, fonts and other resources.
Learn GIMP photo touch up from a photographer or GIMP graphic design, book covers and drawing from a graphic illustrator. My name is Brian Jackson. I began using the GIMP in 1990, around when my competition was born. Trust me, the GIMP is far more than a photo touch up tool.
Hello and welcome to my course, GIMP Complete: GIMP Graphic Design, Book Covers and Drawing, the longest and most comprehensive GIMP course on Udemy.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free Photoshop like graphic design software program that runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
This 40+ hour course is a merge of all 6 of my GIMP courses along with a short course on setting up a WordPress website to display your graphics. I built this course by merging the following Udemy courses:
GIMP 2.8/2.10 Beginner-Advanced: Free on Windows/MacOS/Linux
A comprehensive course addressing all features of the GIMP.
GIMP for Beginners: Free Book Covers with Free Images
A course focusing on creating book covers with the GIMP.
GIMP Intermediate: Free GIMP Graphic Design Software
A course containing tips and tricks, an extension to GIMP for Beginners.
GIMP Advanced: Free Graphic Design and 3D Book Covers
Advanced GIMP features, including water reflections and ripples and creating 3D book covers.
GIMP/HTML: WordPress Website Development with HTML and GIMP
How to use HTML to display and configure GIMP images.
GIMP Digital Drawing: Free GIMP with a Budget Tablet
A course on how to use the GIMP to draw with a tablet and stylus.
Create a WordPress Blog Website: WordPress Blog Step-by-Step
A short course on creating a WordPress website to display your GIMP image.
In this course, I take you all the way from installing the GIMP to producing banners, book covers and memes that you'll display using Facebook and other social media platforms. I discuss the use of GIMP with WordPress and HTML. I'll even show you photo touch up and how to draw with the GIMP. In fact, I show you everything I know in the natural order in which you should learn it.
In this course, you'll learn:
Install and configure the GIMP
Create banners and memes for display on social media
Where to find free images on the Internet
Photo touch up
Use the clone tool to touch up images
Use layers to produce complex images
Use layer masks, bump maps and gradients
Write circular text and text along any path
Create free book covers using free images
Create free 3D box sets and 3D book covers
Create reflections and rippling water
Use HTML and WordPress to display your images on a web page
How to draw with the GIMP using an inexpensive tablet and stylus
Learn how to install your own WordPress website
And much, much more…
I ask you; can you afford just 30 minutes a day for a few weeks to learn the most powerful free graphics program (maybe) in the world?
Here's what I recommend you do...
You can preview all the lectures in the first and second sections of this course for free. Watch the first couple of sections and if you like them, enroll in the course. If you don't like them, then thank you for your time and I wish you the best.
I'll see you in the classroom,
Who this course is for:
- Anyone on a budget with a need to produce graphics
- Authors in need of free book covers
- Bloggers, Facebook posters and web site administrators
I was born in the middle of the last century in Los Angeles, California. After moving for a time to the Silicon Valley, I graduated from Humboldt State University amid the redwoods of Northern California.
Two weeks after graduation I was working as a computer systems programmer for Lockheed Missiles and Space (LMSC) back in the Silicon Valley. Two months after that and I was married as I have been happy ever since (for 40 years).
After 14 years at Lockheed, I moved from working on IBM mainframes to using PCs running the Unix operating system and encountered a thing called the Internet. Cisco Systems seemed to be the right place to work, so I joined the company as their 650th employee. Eleven years later Cisco had grown to over 20,000 employees.
I retired at the age of 48 and instantly became bored!
Throughout my professional career, I'd always enjoyed both writing and providing technical training. So, I attended creative writing classes at my local junior college and began to write.
I managed to write and self-publish a handful of books, but things didn't take off until my wife, Melanie Jackson, an established author with a New York company, left traditional publishing to join me in self-publishing.
In 10 years, from 2010 to now, Melanie and I have made half-a-million dollars self-publishing well over 100 books. I also managed to record a pair of audiobooks for Amazon and Audible sale.
By 2014, our rapid rise to Kindle fame had already dwindled. I decided to pursue my second passion of giving training presentations.
Since 2014 I've published over 48 online video training courses for training sites such as Udemy and Skillshare. My goal is to provide low-cost high-quality screencast-based educational material focusing on my areas of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I continue to expand my video training catalog while focusing some energy on resurrecting our flagging book sales using various marketing techniques. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.
I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada, with my lovely wife and Butterscotch the cat.
I'll see you in the classroom,