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GIMP Tutorial: Become а Designer With The Essential Guide

Start the career of designer by studying the GIMP - free graphics editor
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Last updated 3/2016
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The main objective of the course "GIMP Tutorial: Become а Designer With The Essential Guide" is to assist in the study of free GIMP graphics editor, as well as to inform users of the existence of simple, free software alternatives.

This course will turn out to be very useful for designers, bloggers, journalists or simply for those who are dealing with image editing.

You will find out exactly how to:

  • Work with the basic tools and options;
  • Create an outstanding effects on photo very fast and of a good quality;
  • Create various and interesting logos;
  • With the help of different patterns you can make marvelous graphic.

What will I learn after this course? Will it be helpful for me?

  • I’m offering about 20 lectures of sequential lessons and design tutorials;
  • You will find out how to start work with GIMP;
  • It will be incredibly easy for you to edit photos, create logos or to improve any image in GIMP;
  • Easy to use deign will help you on your path of creating perfect graphics and images. 

Who can apply for this course?

  •  Every person who is interested in creating graphics and pictures of a good quality, I may even say professional; 
  • All who want to learn about filters and easy ways to edit photos and create other design elements;
  • Self-published authors; 

Summing up I can say that this course will be your tool in creating perfect book covers, editing images and graphics. For those who are just beginning to work with their web-site or want to come up with memorable photos GIMP will be a fabulous solution. And what is also important the price of this program is FREE and you do not have to overpay.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for beginning designers. You will learn the basic elements of the GIMP.
  • Every person who is interested in creating graphics and pictures of a good quality, we may even say professional
  • All who want to learn about filters and easy ways to edit photos, create logos and web-design elements.
  • Self-published authors.
  • The course will not be of interested to advanced designers.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 59:34
Welcome to the GIMP
8 Lectures 29:31

In this lecture, you will learn the GIMP’s user interface, the difference between multi-window mode and single-window mode and some important notes about layers and drawing tools.

Preview 08:07

In this lecture, you will learn how the grids and guides can help you to edit the image. These tools are very helpful if you want to do something with an image very precisely using GIMP. 

Grids and Guides

In this lecture, you will learn what are the layers and how it can help you to make great graphics. Also, you will learn about the options of layers. If you want to make a collage in GIMP, layers can be useful.

Layers in GIMP

In this lecture, you will learn how correctly to work with blend tool and  make an awesome gradient.


In this lecture, you will learn how to work with paths. In some cases the path tool can help you create sophisticated forms or make a perfect selection.

What is Path in GIMP and how to create it?

In this lecture, you will learn how to work with paths and selection tools. Also, you will learn the difference when it is useful to use path or selection tool.

Features of Paths

In this lecture, you will learn what the “stroke path” option is. This will help you when it is need to create beautiful lines or effects. 

Stroking a Path

Quick mask is one more selection tool. This is a very useful tool to handle photos. Using Quick mask you can handle minor elements such as threads or hair. 

How to correct your photos with GIMP: Instruments and Techniques
8 Lectures 18:43

In this tutorial you will get an overview of tools for photo retouching and situations in which they are useful. 

Preview 01:01

Here is the quick and easy tutorial of how to rotate image in GIMP.

How to rotate an image

Here is the quick and easy tutorial of how to crop a photo in GIMP.

How to crop an image correctly

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix photos in GIMP. It gives you a variety of tools to correct colors in an image.

Improving colors on the photo: the esiest way

How to Unblur a Picture in GIMP

Reducing Graininess

Removing Unwanted Objects from an Image
GIMP's tutorials for photo editing: tips and tricks
3 Lectures 11:20
Using the Healing tool to edit the photo

This tutorial is intended to introduce you how to separate an image from Its background.

Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using GIMP. While it’s simple to extract a geometric figure from its background, it is difficult to do the same with a tree or a blonde flowing hair model. There is not a unique approach to this topic, but several techniques in according with the nature of the object to be extracted. 

Separating an Object From Its Background

This tutorial is intended to introduce you to a few simple commands, and some concepts in order to create a logo. Creating a logo is one of the common tasks a graphic designer will be asked to do, and this tutorial will walk you through all of the steps involved.

How To Create Logo From a Text
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I have over 8 years working in the field of web development. During this time I was a developer, designer, tester and project manager. The work is often necessary to meet the challenges of automating processes and improving user interaction interfaces. I learn something new сonstantly, not only in the field of web development and I try to share my knowledge with colleagues and my students.

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