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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

    • GIMP Installation and Configuration

    • Starting, Stopping and GIMP Windows

    • Creating Logos

    • Creating Web Graphics

    • Screen Shot, Crop, Resize, Save & Export

    • GIMP for Beginners and Logos Final Thoughts

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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,


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

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

GIMP for Beginners 2: Selection and Layers: Pool Table and Balls

GIMP for Beginners 2.5: More Selection and Layers: Colored Butterfly

GIMP for Beginners 3: Text: Create Stunning Text Effects

GIMP for Beginners 4: Recreate "The Last Divine" Book Cover

GIMP for Beginners 7: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

GIMP for Beginners 8: Social Media Graphics with Facebook

GIMP for Beginners 5: Make a Simple Book Cover for Free

GIMP for Beginners 6: Make a 3D Book Cover for Free

GIMP for Beginners 9: More Tips, Tricks and Techniques

GIMP for Beginners 10: Photo Manipulation, Enhancement and Correction

GIMP for Beginners 11: Display Web Graphics Using Wordpress

GIMP for Beginners 12: Display Web Graphics Using Wordpress & HTML


53 of 53 students recommendSee All

concise and not boring
Good Beginning for Gimp! Brian explains steps clearly and slowly enough for beginner. Thank you!
Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

Very good introduction to Gimp. I have had Gimp for a while and have watched several videos. While they were good, Brian takes a unique approach and have you do a small project to help you better understand the function of the tools.





Brian Jackson


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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