GIMP for Beginners 1: Install and Use the GIMP: Create Logos and Graphics

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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7 Videos (35m)
    • Introduction

      3:45
    • GIMP Installation and Configuration

      6:06
    • Starting, Stopping and GIMP Windows

      5:42
    • Creating Logos

      5:50
    • Creating Web Graphics

      3:22
    • Screen Shot, Crop, Resize, Save & Export

      7:20
    • GIMP for Beginners and Logos Final Thoughts

      2:59

About This Class

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free software tool that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms.  You can use this free graphics tool to create sophisticated imagery similar to that produced using the much pricier Photoshop product.

In this introductory GIMP for beginners your instructor, Brian Jackson, will lead you through the following steps to get you up and running on the Windows 10 operating system using the GIMP:

  • GIMP Installation and Configuration on Windows 10
  • Starting and Stopping the GIMP and the Standard Window Layout
  • Creating Sophisticated Logos and Headers with Ease
  • Creating Basic Web Graphics Simplified using Panning and Zooming
  • Capturing and Cropping Screen Shots and Saving and Exporting Your Work

Note: All but the Windows 10 configuration section in the second lesson should apply to all operating system installations of the GIMP.

This course lays a solid foundation for later courses on creating book covers, web graphics and memes using the GIMP.  And it does it all in under half-an-hour.  Not only that, but you'll also produce some nice graphics in the class project that you can reuse in other projects.

I'll be waiting for you in the classroom,

---Brian

Complete GIMP for Beginners Class Series (8/5/2016)

GIMP for Beginners 1: Install and Use the GIMP: Create Logos and Graphics
http://skl.sh/2abva5D

GIMP for Beginners 2: Selection and Layers: Pool Table and Balls
http://skl.sh/2aWaJ9F

GIMP for Beginners 2.5: More Selection and Layers: Colored Butterfly
http://skl.sh/2b0HsKZ

GIMP for Beginners 3: Text: Create Stunning Text Effects
http://skl.sh/2bl2LY8

GIMP for Beginners 4: Recreate "The Last Divine" Book Cover
http://skl.sh/2aWSXqt

GIMP for Beginners 7: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
http://skl.sh/2b8GGvx

GIMP for Beginners 8: Social Media Graphics with Facebook
http://skl.sh/2ahsgMq

GIMP for Beginners 5: Make a Simple Book Cover for Free
http://skl.sh/2aPrQg9

GIMP for Beginners 6: Make a 3D Book Cover for Free
http://skl.sh/2b5NVVd

GIMP for Beginners 9: More Tips, Tricks and Techniques
http://skl.sh/2aWJ5gz

GIMP for Beginners 10: Photo Manipulation, Enhancement and Correction
http://skl.sh/2b9ywD9

GIMP for Beginners 11: Display Web Graphics Using Wordpress
http://skl.sh/2blqYNt

GIMP for Beginners 12: Display Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML
http://skl.sh/2aN4k47

---Brian

33 of 33 students recommendSee All

Clear and complete explanations. This teacher is really good, goes slow enough for the beginners, like me, but with fluency to keep the interest. I highly recommend this series of classes for those who want to tame the GIMP.
Eréndira Espinosa

Teacher and selflearner.

easy to understand, clear voice.
Thorough but nice and simple to follow

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Brian Jackson

Author/Publisher/Educator

Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the p...

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