GIMP Computer Graphics For Kids and Beginners of any Age
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GIMP Computer Graphics For Kids and Beginners of any Age

Have fun while you master GIMP. Many of Photoshop's capabilities - without the steep price tag!
5.0 (3 ratings)
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27 students enrolled
Created by Vicki Watson
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 39 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use all the GIMP tools to create a variety of fun and useful graphics projects
  • The skills acquired will make learning any other graphics software easier.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to operate a computer at a basic level, things like running programs and saving files.
  • GIMP graphics software is required, but free. Video instructions are provided for download and installation.
  • Sample graphics files are provided, however you may use your own images as well.
Description

Creating computer graphics is fun! It's also a useful skill in today's world. This course uses GIMP, the most powerful and popular FREE graphics software. The tools and concepts covered are common to virtually all graphics programs. 

GIMP has many of the same features as Photoshop, but without the price tag! GIMP runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

The course is very hands-on. When a skill is demonstrated in the video, students are encouraged to pause the lesson and practice until they can perform the same operation. 

The suggested age range is 12 and up, however younger students with good computer skills, or who have the help of someone older, may enjoy the course as well. And certainly, many adults will appreciate the gradual progression and detailed instructions, as well.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students 12 to 13 and up who desire to create computer graphics using the FREE software, GIMP
  • Beginner adults who might be intimidated by a more rigorous approach to graphics software
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
07:15:03
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 23:23

Course session checklist. Print this pdf to track your progress in the course.

How to Install GIMP on a Windows PC
05:30

Course session checklist. Print this pdf to track your progress in the course.

How to Install GIMP on a Mac
03:56

The Begimper level badge and a zip file of sample images for use as needed. On a Mac, double click to extract the images from the zip file. On Windows, right click the file and select Extract All. Specific images will be provided for some lessons within that Lecture topic.

GIMP Software Overview and Layout
10:02
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Layers - the Key to Graphics Success, Painting and Filling
5 Lectures 47:55
Using the Paintbrush and Saving Files
08:02

Painting an Outlined Image Using Layers
12:21


Fill a Layer With a Solid Color, Pattern, and Gradient
08:20

Fill Rectangular and Circular Shapes With a Solid Color, Pattern, and Gradient
08:38
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Flipping, Scaling, Rotating, Cropping - Otherwise Known as Image Transformations
3 Lectures 29:36
Transform Tools – Flip, Rotate, Scale, Crop
09:47

Create a Photo Montage of Multiple Cropped and Scaled Images
08:11

How to Export in the JPG, GIF, and PNG Image Formats & When to Use Each
11:38
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Terrific Text
7 Lectures 01:08:13
Styling Text - Fonts, Size, Color, Text Modes
11:00

Text/Image Project - Text Message Overlaying an Image
09:18

Filling and Outlining Text
13:15

All about Fonts
10:03

Convert Text to Image and Color It
08:34

Text Cutout to Reveal Images Project pt. 1
08:33

Text Cutout to Reveal Images Project pt. 2
07:30
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Super Selection Skills
6 Lectures 45:48
Using the Rectangle and Ellipse Select Tools
15:53

Using the Lasso Tool, Saving Selections to Channels
07:32

Using the Fuzzy and Color Select Tools
05:21

Using the Intelligent Scissors Select Tool
04:50

Using the Foreground Select Tool
04:44

Scintillating Selections Project
07:28
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Iwarp and Animated GIFs
2 Lectures 14:21
Using the Iwarp Filter
07:22

Creating Animated GIFs
06:59
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Up to Speed With Quick Masking
1 Lecture 06:04

Congratulations on reaching the InterGimper level!

Creating and Using a Quick Mask
06:04
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Fabulous Photos
6 Lectures 01:10:45
Using Curves and Levels to Correct Over and Under Exposed Photos
09:39

Using the Blur and Sharpen Filters
10:34

Correcting Colors and Using Layer Blending Modes
07:50

Adjusting Photos With the Healing Tool, Red Eye, Dodge, Burn, etc.
11:48

Using GIMP Filters and File-Create-Patterns
14:57

A Closer Look at the Color Selector Dialog
15:57
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The Mysterious GIMP Layer Mask
3 Lectures 29:22
Layer Masks Explained
08:13

Sample Uses for Layer Masks
10:19

Create a Composite Image Using Layer Masks
10:50
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GIMPShopping With the Clone Tool
1 Lecture 11:16
Using GIMP's Clone Tool
11:16
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About the Instructor
Vicki Watson
5.0 Average rating
3 Reviews
27 Students
1 Course
Computer Instructor, Web Developer, Author

Professional Credentials:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator 2016
Teaching experience: Columbus State Community College Adjunct Faculty Computer Dept.
Teaching experience: Landry Academy, online homeschool academy
Video Course Developer: OSTraining
Freelance computer programmer
Freelance web designer/developer with experience in Joomla, Wordpress, Processwire, Foundation, Bootstrap, UIKit
Programming: C, Python, Xojo, Scratch, PHP, Javascript

Personal:

Homeschool mom - I homeschooled my three daughters through high school. 

Author of the Sonrise Stable series of horse books for kids

I love learning - and teaching! In my spare time I enjoy riding or training horses, hiking, tennis, and guitar.