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11 Lessons (1h 51m)
    • 1. Promo Video

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Licensing and Copyrights

    • 4. Select Images and Get Creative

    • 5. Separate the Scene

    • 6. Cutting with Erase Tools

    • 7. Cutting with Masks

    • 8. Fixing Colors and Values

    • 9. Adjust Shading

    • 10. Drawing Techniques

    • 11. Adding Effects and Finishing Up


About This Class

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.