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The Ultimate GIMP 2.8 Guide►Book included as sold on Amazon
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (41 ratings)
7,422 students
Make GIMP 2.8 act as Photoshop, shortcuts are included
Improve and correct photos at a professional level
Learn retouching like a pro!
Let the program remove objects
Save images for use on the web, for print, and make PDF's
Make eye-catching e-book covers with use of blending modes!
Create professional black and white images
Learn Liquify (weightloss/facial reconstruction)
Learn professional skin retouching with 'frequency separation'
Learn how to select hair
Patterns, gradients, HDR photography, brushes, tablet use, and much more!
No previous knowledge needed!

Requirements

  • The course is made for Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • This course is about Gimp 2.8
  • I start from the very beginning, so when you are new to photo editing, that's no problem! Also, I will show you step by step, how to configure GIMP 2.8 to make it work as Photoshop! You will also get a free copy of my book 'The Ultimate GIMP Guide' as sold on Amazon. You can download it in Lecture 1. The book is in PDF format and can be viewed on your computer, on tablet and e-reader.
Description

Have you always wanted to do the things the pro's are doing? Now you can!

In this course I will cover all aspects of photo editing, I have learned in the last 15 years working in the field of professional photo editing, and I will leave no stone unturned. I will show you everything in easy to follow steps. 

In this course you will learn: 

How to configure GIMP 2.8 to make it look and act as Photoshop, how to improve and correct photographs professionally, how to work with layers, how to crop images, how to resize images, how to save images for web, how to save images for print, and how to make PDF's. You will learn professional retouching, like skin retouching with frequency separation, Liquify (for example to make someone thinner), how to let the program remove objects, and how to remove objects with the clone and heal tool.

You will learn how to use masks, and how to make selections. And with the Google Nik Collection, you will learn how to make professional 'single click' selections using the 'U-point technology', that give photorealistic results (this is not possible in Photoshop). You will learn how to use text, how to make e-book covers, how to sharpen an image, how to create professional black and white images, and how to remove noise. You will learn everything about blending modes, selecting hair, gradients, patterns, using a tablet, brushes, dodging and burning, color theory,  and much more! 

And if you have ANY questions, please let me now. I am here for you!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to be able to adjust photographs at a professional level
  • Anyone who wants to learn professional retouching
  • Anyone who wants to make eye catching e-book covers
  • This course is made for the Windows user
Course content
8 sections • 70 lectures • 8h 18m total length
  • Welcome
    00:27
  • Installing Gimp, and setting 'Single-Window Mode'
    01:30
  • Installing plugins
    05:09
  • Configuring User Interface
    13:04
  • Configuring Preferences
    11:16
  • Opening files
    02:45
  • Working with layers
    10:49
  • The 'background' layer
    01:42
  • Zooming and panning
    03:43
  • Using the paintbrush
    11:57
  • Brush special effects
    08:55
  • Using a tablet
    04:11
  • The history panel
    04:58
  • HSV color
    03:10
  • RGB color
    08:42
  • Levels
    12:26
  • Curves
    04:01
  • Brightness-contrast
    03:39
  • Hue-saturation
    07:37
  • Using the Color Picker
    02:30
  • Saving work file
    01:59
  • The Rectangle and Ellipse select tool
    07:31
  • The Free select tool
    02:46
  • The Paths tool
    19:13
  • The Select by color tool
    06:27
  • How to Improve selections
    06:20
  • The Quick mask
    08:41
  • The Layer mask
    12:30
  • Uses of Layer masks
    07:44
  • Selecting Channels
    04:00
  • Selecting hair
    18:30
  • Cropping
    04:27
  • Resizing
    08:48
  • Save images for the web
    05:55
  • Save images for print
    03:32
  • Transformations
    17:01
  • Using text
    13:50
  • Using glyphs
    03:48
  • Blending modes (1)
    17:17
  • Blending modes (2)
    05:15
  • Methods for blurring
    15:02
  • Making gradients
    09:17
  • Making patterns
    05:33
  • Making duotone images
    02:04
  • Saving as a PDF
    02:32
  • Saving as a Photoshop file
    02:04
  • Download and installing
    02:16
  • Making global adjustments
    04:59
  • Making local adjustments
    17:24
  • Using recipes
    02:48
  • Adjusting color and structure
    07:17
  • Using creative filters
    08:57
  • Making vignettes
    07:01
  • Making professional black and white images
    06:30
  • Remove noise
    08:07
  • Sharpening images
    04:36
  • What is HDR photography
    09:49
  • Using the Clone tool
    09:04
  • Remove objects with Heal Selection
    07:18
  • Using the Heal tool
    04:18
  • Professional skin retouching with frequency separation
    11:00
  • 62 Liquify with IWarp
    04:35
  • Dodging and burning
    02:54
  • Make a basic e-book cover
    17:39
  • Make an e-book cover using blending modes
    14:06
  • Finish an e-book cover using blending modes
    06:21
  • Focus in GIMP
    01:55
  • The active tool
    01:27
  • The floating selection
    02:13
  • The layer boundary
    01:02

Instructor
Gimp& Nik Collection integration, professional photo editing
Bernard 't Hooft
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  • 1,654 Reviews
  • 58,844 Students
  • 4 Courses

Udemy doesn't allow free courses to be updated anymore, so for my LATEST 7-hour Gimp 2.10 course, you can use the link to my new YouTube channel. To get to the link, click on my Instructor picture (you will see a hand if you hold your mouse above my image) to get to my 'INSTRUCTOR' page. Now you will see at the right a 'YouTube' button. If you click on it, you are brought to my new YouTube channel with the latest Gimp 2.10 lectures!

Hi, my name is Bernard 't Hooft. I have a passion for photo editing, and a passion for GIMP, the free and open source photo editing program. I have over 15 years of experience with professional photo editing, and teach photo editing with GIMP at the VolksUniversiteit in the Netherlands. Now I have gathered my knowledge into four great GIMP courses.