GIMP 2.10 Made Easy for Beginners. Learn GIMP from a pro!
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GIMP 2.10 Made Easy for Beginners. Learn GIMP from a pro!

Learn GIMP from a pro photographer. Everything you need to know in 1 GIMP course for Linux, PC + MAC.
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4.6 (1,496 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,135 students enrolled
Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 24.5 hours on-demand video
  • 24 articles
  • 25 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to install GIMP on a Linux, PC and/or a MAC
  • Learn how to edit your photos, like a pro, with GIMP
  • Learn how to process RAW files for GIMP
  • Learn what a Layer Mask is and how to use them in GIMP
  • Learn tips and techniques for editing images and creating graphics from a pro photographer (and graphic designer)
  • Learn what a Layer is and how to use them in GIMP
  • Learn how to configure the GIMP interface for increased productivity
  • Learn the different file types you can use in GIMP as well as GIMP's proprietary file format
  • Learn how to setup and use the History panel for streamlining your workflow
  • Learn how to save 1 hour for every 8 hours worked
  • Learn how to save files for the web, print, Photoshop and more
  • Learn what Blending Modes are and how to use them in GIMP
  • Learn about the 7 different Blending Mode groups and how to use them in GIMP
  • Learn all about the 4 main tools in GIMP; Selections, Paint, Transform and Color Tools
  • Learn how to use brushes in GIMP
  • Learn how to install pre-made brushes, from other artists, in GIMP
  • Learn how to create your own brushes in GIMP
  • Learn how to use Palettes & Presets to streamline your workflow
  • Learn the core differences between RAW and JPG files.
  • Learn how to create Color Tool Presets to streamline your workflow
  • Learn how to use the Color Balance Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Colorize Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Hue Saturation Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Brightness Contrast Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Levels Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to read and utilize the Histogram to streamline your editing workflow
  • Learn how to use the Curves Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Threshold Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Posterize & Desaturate Tool for editing your images
  • Learn the difference between the Heal & Clone Tool
  • Learn how to use the Heal Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Clone Tool for editing your images
  • Learn how to use the Dodge & Burn Tool for editing your images
  • Learn the importance of the Selection Tools and how to use
  • Learn how to use the Free Select Tool
  • Learn how to use the Foreground Select Tool
  • Learn how to use the Fuzzy Select Tool
  • Learn how to use the Select by Color Tool
  • Learn how to use the Quick Mask Tool
  • Learn how to use the Path Tool
  • Learn how to use the Text Tool
  • Learn how to use the Patterns Tool
  • Learn how to use the Filter Tools
  • Learn how to create basic shapes in GIMP
  • Learn how to add photos to shapes
  • Learn my personal editing workflow for processing images
  • Learn by doing! Project based lessons throughout the course
  • Learn how I edit JPG files from start to finish
  • Learn how I edit RAW files from start to finish
  • Learn how to add text along a path
  • Learn how to add an image to text
  • Learn how to create text out of grass
  • Learn how to add a reflection to your text
  • Learn how to make a superhero "pop-out" of an iMac screen
  • Learn how to add light to an image
  • Learn how to add smoke to an image
Requirements
  • Must have a Linux, PC or MAC operating system
  • A willingness to learn and take the time to do the included projects
Description

THE GIMP course for photographers and graphic designers.  Learn GIMP from a pro photographer.  Everything you need to know in 1 GIMP course for Linux, PC + MAC.

Why this GIMP course vs. others?

Well, I'll let the following numbers and students explain why you should choose this GIMP course...

* 24+ Hours of GIMP content with more coming soon...

**  Join 9,138 other students of this #1 selling GIMP class...

*** 1,101 reviews and counting.  Here are a few recent happy students... 


*****  David Cangiolosi

"Another GREAT course from Chris Parker !!! I was new to the photo editing part of photography, downloading (The FREE) GIMP and taking this course by Chris Parker was the right decision for me as a hobbyist photographer who has no need to pay a monthly fee for Photoshop.

Chris covers probably every aspect in this course I could use or ever would use. He teaches by examples which you can follow along to so you get the most out of each example or section of the course. I found it very helpful and enjoyed his style of teaching."


*****  Pierfrancesco Staci

"Extremely detailed and thorough, I am so far extremely positively impressed by the amount of information I am receiving and how nicely I can retain it due to a very friendly delivery method."


*****  James Eyrich

"This is an amazing course he goes through all the tools and explains it all so I can understand what is going on would recommend this course for anyone beginner or advanced something for everyone in here."


*****  Faletolu Roberts

"The step by step process of setting up your work space and tools is so easy to follow. Knowing where exactly to look makes learning a new program less brain numbing and fun so far."


*****  Khetile Mhlongo


"I am extremely happy with the course. I am learning more than just the basics. I am really learning how to make this program my own. I have already purchased another course from this tutor and I am looking forward to that one too."


*****  Rachel Campbell

"I am still taking the course, but can already tell the impact. I come from a Photoshop background but wanted an option that wasn't costing a monthly fee. I am surprised at how much can be done in GIMP, but even more impressed with the instruction. I have never had anyone actually explain all the tools and options to this degree.

I feel way more knowledgeable and know I will continue to love the remaining lectures. **** not to mention I am already purchase another course planning on getting several other courses created by Chris**** So, worth every penny and more!"


*****  Jeremy Kinney

"I was able to go from nothing to a basic understanding and I've only done the first quarter of the course, its been very helpful so far and I'm excited to continue onward."


*****  Rex Graham

"To be honest I have never done online lessons like this before so I have no real reference.  That said, I have learned more in this lesson than I have in hours of YouTube videos.

Great work so far."


*****  Dave Colquitt

"Excellent. Chris knows what he is talking about, presents it well, and is VERY responsive to questions. I recommend the course - and any by Chris - highly."


*****  John Romero

"Instructor is very thorough, and concise. Though I'm already familiar with GIMP, I've picked up at least one new tip or feature I was previously unaware of in practically every lesson."


*****  David Kiger

"I have taken a few courses on Gimp and this is the most detailed step by step Gimp course I have seen so far. You don't rush through the lesson like some courses. You take your time and talk clearly while making everything clear. Thank you for the wonderful course."


***** There are hundreds more testimonials just like these... but, I think you get the idea... So, let's find out everything you'll learn from this GIMP course...


First, this GIMP course is divided into 2 sections;

  1. the Basics...  A complete overview of all the tools in GIMP

  2. the Advanced GIMP projects. Learn by doing.  Once you have the foundation from the first half of the course, you'll continue learning how to use GIMP by working on advanced GIMP projects

This GIMP 2.10 for beginners is designed for, well, beginners!


***New tutorials are scheduled to be released on a regular basis - much more coming July of 2019!***

***Linux support just added as of May 2019!***


------> the GIMP Basics



UPDATE: Sections 1 - 7 have been re-recorded and have new photography resources... including new images and a GIMP Made Easy Essentials guide.  Use the guide to take notes as you're watching, print for off-line use for easy reference and quick access to your projects + more.

Section 1: Intro to the course + resources for download

Section 2: learn how to install GIMP for Linux, Windows and/or MAC

Section 3: quick start guide for editing your images, re-sizing and saving for social media

Section 4: quick look at the basics of GIMP.  Including, but not limited to; setting up & customizing your interface, creating new documents, file formats, navigate around your document (pan + zoom), saving & exporting your files and more.

Section 5: learn what layers are and how to use them, learn the 4 types of layers and 4 different ways to customize them, learn what Layer Masks are and how to use for precise editing of your photos, learn what layer boundaries are, adjust them and why they're important

Section 6: learn what adjustment layers are and whether or not you can use them in GIMP.  They're essential for your photography editing.

Additional sections are being re-recorded right now.  Announcements will go out when new sections are added.

Just published June of 2019... Section 7: the "Color of Light".  Learn how color affects your images and how to control for precise editing.


This GIMP course is in the process of being re-recorded.  Although you'll learn all of the following (and more), the order will be changing (see "update" above for recent changes") in the coming weeks...


First, you'll learn how to install GIMP, set up the interface, preferences and more.

Then, you'll begin setting up the GIMP interface for your personal preference and configuring the preferences -->  Yes, I know.  This stuff is boring.  But, it's essential for getting the most out of GIMP.  

Every lesson is created in short bite-size pieces to help you better retain the information and each builds on the next.

1 of the most essential tools in GIMP are Layers.  You'll learn all about Layers and how to work with them.  Plus, you'll learn about another powerful type of layer;  the Layer Mask.  

Hint: a Layer Mask, gives you the precision and control to apply edits exactly where you want them.  

Oh, these are so fun and awesome.  Can't wait to share with you how to take advantage of Layers & Layer masks in GIMP.

Another fun, creative and powerful tool (within GIMP) are Blending Modes.  You'll learn about the 7 distinct types of Blending Mode groups and how to use them to add creative flair to your artwork.

Not one to skimp out and leave no stone un-turned; you'll also learn about the 4 main tools in GIMP...

  1. Selection Tools

  2. Paint Tools

  3. Transform Tools

  4. Color Tools

The Selection Tools, are an integral part of your skill-set.  You'll learn about the 7 different types of selection tools to make your job of "selecting" that much easier.  The selection tools are a big part of the advanced GIMP projects and you'll want to learn the basics first (included!).

You'll also learn all about the Paint Tools and how to use them to; add color, modify color, erase, clone, heal, and much more.

What about learning how to use the Transform tools to align graphics, move, rotate, scale, shear and more?  Got you covered there too!  Check out the basic overviews of each tool and then master them with the advanced GIMP projects.

Next up;  the Color Tools.  Learn how to use these Color Tools to process and edit your photos like a pro.  Learn from my 27+ years as a pro photographer. 

Oh, and I almost forgot about one of my favorite tools in GIMP; the Paths Tool.  Love it!  This tool has a dual purpose and mastering it will go a long way in helping fulfill your creative vision.

Check out the advanced GIMP projects to master the Paths Tool (after the basic overview).  The advanced GIMP projects will give you a lot of practice with it and you will master the Path Tool in no time.

O.k., almost done.  

Let's not forget about GIMP filters and Patterns.  You'll learn how to use both!  Learn how to download and install Patterns created by other artists.  Plus, you'll learn how to apply the GIMP filters to enhance your creative artwork.

------> the Advanced GIMP projects

This is where all the fun begins.  Not that we don't have fun in the first half!  You'll just take your creative learning to a whole new level.  

How? By taking what you've learned in the Basics and amplifying it with advanced projects.

First up; Do you find it odd that GIMP does not have basic shape tools?  

I do. No worries.  

You'll learn how to create basic shapes in GIMP; rectangles and squares, free-form shapes, circles, and triangles too... oh my!

Did I mention that I'm a pro photographer?  Then, you'll want to learn how I use all the tools in GIMP to edit....  

Learn my 3 step editing workflow I've used on hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions.  How I use each of the Color Tools, how I use Levels and Curves, how I retouch with Clone and Heal, how I dodge and burn, and much more.

Plus, I'll show you how to process RAW files for GIMP.  Watch me do a complete edit, from start to finish, on a Nikon RAW file, a Canon RAW file and a JPG file.

Then, we'll take your GIMP learning experience to a whole new level with the following projects...

  • How to add text along a path

  • How to add an image to text

  • How to create text out of grass

  • How to create a reflection of your text

  • How to make a SuperHero fly out of a monitor

  • How to add smoke to your image

  • How to add a source of light to your image

  • How to separate a subject from the background (and save for the web)

  • How to install the free Nik Collection (awesome plugin for creatively editing your photos)

  • and much more...

...You see, these are not the only projects.  I have a dozens more.  Which means, once you sign up for this course, new tutorials will be added on a regular basis.

What are you waiting for? Now is the best time to sign up for my complete GIMP course...  before I decide to increase the price.  

Looking forward to sharing with you my photographic knowledge and how to use GIMP.

Regards,

Chris Parker

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use GIMP to edit images
  • Anyone who want to learn how to use GIMP for creating text, shapes and other graphics
Course content
Expand all 257 lectures 24:42:17
+ How To Get The Most From This GIMP Course
1 lecture 00:34
Download Resource Files - Both GIMP 2.10 & GIMP 2.8
00:34
+ How to install GIMP for Linux, PC's + MAC's
3 lectures 10:38
Install GIMP 2.10 for Windows
04:10
Install GIMP 2.10 for Mac
04:03
+ GIMP the Basics - Learn How to Work with Files in GIMP
5 lectures 42:23
How to configure the GIMP Interface
11:51
How to create a new document in GIMP
10:09
How to open files in GIMP & the different file types
08:27
How to navigate around your GIMP documents + more
06:29
How to save your GIMP files for web, print & more
05:27
+ GIMP & Layers - Learn What Layers Are and How To Use Them
6 lectures 51:50
You'll learn what a GIMP layer is and it’s benefits in GIMP
13:02
You'll learn the 4 types of GIMP layers and 4 ways to customize them
15:30
You'll learn what a Layer Mask is and how to use for editing in GIMP
09:23
Project 04: Edit & Apply a Layer Mask
00:02
Discover some of the Layer Attributes to use for your artwork in GIMP
07:48
Learn about layer boundaries, their restrictions and how to adjust them
06:05
+ GIMP & Adjustment Layers: Is it possible? You'll soon find out.
14 lectures 36:14
Warning! Consult your GIMP Essentials Guide prior to proceeding.
00:15
What are Adjustment Layers and can we use them in GIMP?
09:43
How to adjust the brightness of your images to fix bad exposures (with GIMP)
02:29
Project 05: Adjust Exposure
00:02
How to fix unwanted color casts in GIMP
06:18
Project 06: Remove Color Casts
00:02
How to change colors with GIMP
02:52
Project 07: Change Colors
00:02
How to convert your color images to B&W and more with GIMP
04:48
Project 08: Convert Color to B&W + More
00:02
How to add a creative color tint to your images in GIMP
04:42
Project 09: Add a Creative Color Tint
00:02
How to precisely remove color casts, for natural skin tones, in GIMP
04:52
Project 10: Custom Edit with Precision
00:02
+ How color affects your photos and why you must master color now before editing
5 lectures 21:02
Intro
02:48
The color of light
06:34
Color Management
04:13
Color Calibration
03:22
Pro tips for editing by controlling the environment your in
04:05
+ How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 1
13 lectures 01:14:11
Intro to the Color Tools and how they are divided up (into 4 categories)
01:37
How to use the Color Balance to fix color casts in your image
05:14
How to use the Color Temperature to adjust the "color" of your image
12:00
How to use the HUE-Chroma tool for editing your photos
04:28
How to use the HUE-Saturation tool for editing your photos in GIMP
02:09
How to use the Saturation tool in GIMP and how it's different from the last one
02:27
How to use the Exposure tool for editing your photos "exposure"
03:09
How to use the Shadows-Highlights tools to bring out more detail in your photos
04:08
How to use the Brightness-Contrast tool for making your images "POP"
03:00
How to use the Levels tool for editing your photos in GIMP - Part 1
09:15
How to use the Levels tool for editing your photos in GIMP - Part 2
14:00
How to use the Curves Tool for precise control over your editing
09:31
How to use presets with the color tools in GIMP
03:13
+ How to edit your photos with the Color tools in GIMP Part 3
13 lectures 40:12
Intro: How to let GIMP make creative decisions for you
00:33
How to use the "Auto" editing features to let GIMP make decisions for you
04:04
How to Components
03:17
How to use the Component color tools for converting to B&W
06:31
How to use the 4 Desaturate color tools for converting your color photos to B&W
05:06
How to use the Rearrange Map color tool for creative artwork
02:22
How to use the Set ColorMap color tool for creative artwork
01:56
How to use the Alien Map color tool for creative artwork
01:41
How to use the Color Exchange Map color tool for creative artwork
03:47
How to use the Rotate Color Map color tool for creative artwork
05:31
How to use the Gradient Map color tool for creative artwork
02:12
How to use the Palette Map color tool for creative artwork
01:32
How to use the Sample Colorize Map color tool for creative artwork
01:40