GIMP 2.8/2.10 for Beginners: Free Book and eBook Covers
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- 7 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Install the GIMP on Your PC
- Use the GIMP to produce a basic book cover
- Use advanced concepts to produce professional looking book covers
- Use tips and suggestions to maximize our design and implemention
- A PC running Windows or Linux or a Mac running MacOS
- Some free memory and disc space to accommodate the GIMP and your images
Learn the GIMP from the Ground Up
In this course I'll show you how to use the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free Photoshop like program, to produce professional looking, high quality graphics on a budget. The course uses the creation of book covers for self-publishing as the basis for demonstrating the use of the program. The techniques demonstrated can be used to create stunning graphics for any purpose including display on the Web.
GIMP Easily Explained:
Excellent course with detailed explanations on how to use GIMP to create fabulous book covers. Thank you!
This course provides material suitable for the absolute beginner and includes information on how to install all required tools and resources. It then goes on to show you how to use those components to produce unique, professional looking, and high quality graphics suitable for use as book covers for self-publishing. The course includes information on graphic composition that can be used to cause the most important elements of your image stand out.
Note: I demonstrate the use of the GIMP on a PC running Microsoft Windows 7. If you're a Linux or Mac user, the GIMP is also available to you, and information in this course beyond installation is fully applicable.
Sell More of Anything with Professional Looking Graphics
Though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, the truth is that most people do exactly that. Why not produce the best impression you can by displaying stunning graphics mixed with text. Whether you're selling books or some other product, graphics that can capture the customer's attention will give you a leg up in differentiating yourself from your competition.
This Course Includes Everything You Need to Know to Become Proficient with the GIMP
This course includes 29 lectures, over two hours of material, divided into the following major categories of information:
Installing, staring, and stopping the GIMP
GIMP window layout
Creating a simple book cover
Working with layers and selections
Loading fonts and using text effects
Buying and manipulating inexpensive images
Creating colored boxes
Using layer masks
Stroking a path
Putting it all together
Learn to Create Stunning Book Covers and More
Why focus on book covers? The course benefits from having a specific focus and I'm the most familiar with using the GIMP to create book covers. Besides, you only need to know the fundamentals of using the GIMP to produce book covers. Don't worry, you can still create amazing images for the Web and beyond using the basics of the GIMP.
A Great Cover Course
Bite sized lessons that are clear and concise on how to use The GIMP to create ebook covers for the KINDLE. Very easy to follow.
This course uses a combination of presentation slides and screen capture to show you how to use the GIMP to produce book covers specifically.
Expect to spend several days to weeks digesting all the information provided in this course.
Silly as it may seem, your book cover is the first characteristic of your book that is likely to distinguish you from the crowd. Why not spend some time learning how to produce a quality, professional looking book cover for your self-published work using free tools and inexpensive professional quality images?
I'll see you in the classroom,
- Anyone seeking an introduction on how to produce high quality graphics using the GIMP
- Self-published authors needing to produce professional looking, high quality book covers on a budget
This course introduction provides an overview of the course objectives and my computing environment.
GIMP 2.10 implements some significant interface changes that could confuse the novice user and frustrate a pro. This video shows how to change the GIMP 2.10 interface to look more like GIMP 2.8. I recommend that my GIMP student watch this lesson in order to match the GIMP to my video tutorials.
In this lecture I demonstrate how to install the GIMP on Windows 7.
Learn to start the GIMP, the screen layout presented by the GIMP program, and how to exit the GIMP.
Some additional information from the cutting room floor.
Create an entirely white image the correct dimensions and resolution for a book cover.
In this lecture we cover how to load images off the internet and load them onto a cover. Warning: Only use to which you own the rights, such as purchased images, for your book covers.
Explains how to insert a simple title and author name over the top of the image.
Learn how to save your book cover for later manipulation using the GIMP and for display on the Web.