GIMP 2.8/2.10 Intermediate: Free Graphic Design Software
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GIMP 2.8/2.10 Intermediate: Free Graphic Design Software

Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) 2.8/2.10: Free GIMP Book/eBook covers: Self-publishing, memes and photo touchup
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12,145 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Expand our knowledge of the GIMP to produce superior images.
  • Take you book cover creation knowledge to the next level.
  • Learn how to use the GIMP to produce a variety of web graphics.
Requirements
  • A PC or Mac on which to run the GIMP
  • A basic understanding of the GIMP
Description

Go Beyond the Basics

In this course we go beyond the basics of producing a simple book cover using the GIMP as introduced in my course "GIMP for Beginners: Design Free Book Covers: Self-publishing". The intermediate course material provided here should propel you're GIMP graphics to the next level.

Learn Tips and Techniques for Advanced Text Handling

Learn my favorite techniques when it comes to formatting text for presentation on the web. Whether its a book cover, album cover, web graphic, or logo, I'll show you the techniques required to make your images shine.

Who this course is for:
  • Those who have successfully completed my "Using the GIMP to Produce Professional Quality Book Covers".
Course content
Expand all 72 lectures 06:54:08
+ GIMP Setup
9 lectures 28:52
Introduction to GIMP Setup
02:15
GIMP Installation
03:15
Windows 10 Configuration
03:26
Make GIMP 2.10 Look Like GIMP 2.8
03:35
GIMP Window Layout and Theme Configuration
04:59
GIMP Window Layout Reconstruction
07:36
GIMP Setup Section Workshop
02:38
GIMP Setup Section Project
00:16
Conclusion to GIMP Setup
00:52
+ Text and Text Effects
9 lectures 54:00
Introduction to Text and Text Effects
03:22
Simple Text Configuration
12:05
Outlining and Drop Shadows to Make Text Pop
05:55
Shadowed Text, Shadowed Boxes and Ghost Writing
07:18
Text to Image Effects
04:25
Preview: Text Layer Mask Effect
07:13
Text and Text Effects Section Workshop
12:30
Text and Text Effects Section Project
00:14
Conclusion to Text and Text Effects
00:58
+ Layers
7 lectures 37:59
Introduction to Layers
02:15
Simple Layers
16:49
Layer Groups
04:17
Layer Opacity and Colorizing a Layer
04:47
Layers Section Workshop
08:16
Layers Section Project
00:11
Conclusion to Layers
01:24
+ Selection
8 lectures 46:46
Introduction to Selection
03:25
Text Selection
04:28
Simple and Color Selection
11:03
Adding and Subtracting to and from Selections
07:03
Zooming and Lassoing an Image
10:03
Selection Section Workshop
09:39
Selection Section Project
00:11
Conclusion to Selection
00:54
+ Image Manipulation
4 lectures 14:29
Introduction to Image Manipulation
02:04
Resizing Images
05:32
Clone Tool
06:00
Conclusion to Image Manipulation
00:53
+ Colored Boxes
6 lectures 36:42
Introduction to Colored Boxes
01:39
Colored Box Designs
11:34
Colored Boxes to Make Text Pop
08:22
Simple Gradients and Opacity
06:17
Drop Shadows and Outlines
07:52
Conclusion to Colored Boxes
00:58
+ Layer Masks
5 lectures 45:33
Introduction to Layer Masks
01:42
Blending Images Using Layer Masks
13:00
Layer Masks and Text
13:22
Layer Masks Section Workshop
16:49
Conclusion to Layer Masks
00:40
+ Paths
5 lectures 15:23
Introduction to Paths
01:06
Outlining Text
01:37
Circular Text
07:04
Text Along a Path
04:50
Conclusion to Paths
00:46
+ Intermediate GIMP
9 lectures 40:19

Making Your Text Pop!

Outlining and Drop Shadows to Make Text Pop
05:31

A discussion of how to blend two layers together using a gradient layer mask and layer opacity.

Blending Image Layers Using Layer Masks and Opacity
04:53

A really cool colored box effect for making text standout while making the colored box stand out.

Using Smeared Red Backgrounds to Highlight Text
08:00

How to zoom in close and use the Free Select Tool to select and image.

Zooming in and Lassoing an Image
06:35

How to add to and subtract from a color selection.

Adding, Subtracting, Inverting, and Undoing Color Selections
02:08

How to use the logo creator and then pull apart its components to select what we want.

Constructing and Deconstructing Logos
03:02

Use the clone tool to remove portions of images and to duplicate others.

Using the Clone Tool to Fix Images
02:32

Applying filters to an image: your homework assignment, should you choose to accept it, ...

Applying Filters
02:51

Isolate a colored butterfly, black and white the background, then reapply the colored butterfly in this lesson on how to create a strong visual effect.

A Colored Butterfly Amongst a Black and White Garden
04:47