GIMP Beginner to Advanced: Free GIMP Graphic Design Software
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
- 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.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free Photoshop like graphic design software program that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Well then, why isn't everyone using it?
Even with access to GNU tutorials and YouTube videos, the GIMP is still a hard program to learn.
Welcome to the most comprehensive single GIMP course available on Udemy:
GIMP Beginner to Advanced: Free Graphic Design Software
In this course, which is 12.5 hours, I'll take you all the way from installing the GIMP and configuring it to run on Windows to producing banners, book covers and memes that you'll display using Facebook and other social media, Wordpress and HTML. I'll even show you photo touch up. In fact, I'll show you everything I know in the natural order in which you should learn it.
So, what makes this GIMP course special?
I'll tell you what...
This course is composed of 13 sections, each addressing a different topic and each averaging 30 minutes.
Each section presents one or more small projects that should be completed to show your proficiency with the material just covered before moving on.
And these aren't bogus projects either. They actually produce usable results.
I ask you, can you afford just 30 minutes a day for under 2 weeks to learn the fundamentals of the most powerful free graphics program in the world? (Sorry, I got carried away -- I don't actually know if that's true ;-).
If you do, then enroll in this course and let's get started.
Watch me create an incredible looking 3D pool table and balls then take the reins and do it yourself.
Produce professional looking book covers with ease.
Distribute memes and other social media graphics on Facebook and 7 other social media sites.
Learn to use HTML from within Wordpress to produce graphics effects attainable only through HTML and CSS.
Learn photo touch up using the GIMP.
All this knowledge and much more is at your finger tips.
And the course is still growing. I recently added a new section entitled:
Digital Drawing and Painting with a Wacom Tablet
So, what do you say?
This course was originally released as a series of 13 short classes on another online video learning platform. There is some redundancy in the course which should be skipped during viewing.
This course was guided by the contents of my previous 4 Udemy GIMP courses. Both learning routes remain viable but I personally prefer this newer, segmented and project focused approach to learning the GIMP.
Installing and configuring the GIMP on Windows is the only Windows specific lecture, all the rest should apply to all platforms (though I do demonstrate using the GIMP on Windows 10).
P.S. Don't forget that Udemy provides a 100% money back guaranty if you return a course within 30 days.
Now, here's what I'd recommend...
You can preview all the lectures in the first and second sections for free. Watch the first and second sections and if you like it enroll in the course. If you don't like it then thank you for you time and I wish you the best.
Enough jabbering, 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,