Manipulate Photos with GIMP

Make beautiful and realistic images by manipulating photo images
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Photo Manipulation is an art form which enables us to take existing photos or images and collage them together to make beautiful new imagery. This course will walk you through the best practices for creating realistic and eye catching images using the free and open source software GIMP. The course's focus is not to teach you the software, but to give you the best artistic practices to making more realistic and beautiful images through Photo Manipulation, however better usage of GIMP can also be learned along the way.

We will cover how to use your eye to select the best images, manipulated images to work together in the scene better, and overall composition practices. We will also cover lighting and shading techniques, adding depth to the scene, drawing onto the image, and many tips and tricks along the way to improve the overall balance and beauty of your art.

The course is broken down into short and easy to follow demonstrational lessons with entertaining and informational dialogue. The instructor will be available to answer any questions you have, and as time allows there will be addition supplementary announcements regarding the topic of Photo Manipulation.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a laptop or desktop computer
  • A modern Operating System Windows, Apple OSX, or Linux Desktop
  • A drawing tablet is highly recommended but not required to follow the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make art with images
  • Enhance your photos
  • Manipulate objects in photos
  • Make realistic art

Who is the target audience?

  • You should have the basic understanding of an imaging software such as Photoshop, Corel, or GIMP
  • GIMP will be used in this lesson but you can use any software if you know how to use it well already

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Photo Manipulation in GIMP

A quick introduction of what we will be doing and how we will do it.

2 questions

Some simple questions to assure you have the right idea.


Makes sure you know your rights when using other peoples photos.


Tips on selecting good images and getting creative with your work.

2 questions

Make sure you understand the key elements of photo selection before proceeding.


Learn an advanced selection technique to make objects fit in between the background and foreground perfectly.


Techniques for cutting out different characters and props and fitting them into the scene correctly.


Techniques for cutting out different characters and props and fitting them into the scene correctly.

2 questions

Some questions on cutting images.


Make sure that all of your colors from these different photos match up.


You will have to check the shading and shadows that can change from mixing various photo objects.


Photos won't cover all situations, sometimes you have to draw a little.


Various tips that can add depth and feeling to your finished work.

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Instructor Biography

Brendon Schumacker, Creative Visual Artist

Brendon Schumacker is an accomplished artist and illustrator with experience in many art forms. Having drawn since a young age, Brendon has a lifetime of educational background in freehand art from various schools in USA and has studied along side with artists of varied backgrounds, giving him a diverse understanding of many illustration styles and techniques. He has published comics and children's books, has done multiple gallery openings, and has been doing freelance illustration and design for over 10 years. His instruction style is casual and entertaining while also being detailed in his examination of varied art techniques.

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