GIMP for Beginners 9: Social Media Graphics with Facebook

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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7 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction

    • Create a Facebook Banner

    • Create a Facebook Profile Picture

    • Create a Facebook Meme

    • Making Text Pop

    • Free and Pay For Images

    • GIMP for Beginners, Social Media: Facebook, Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this GIMP for beginners class I'll show you how to create social media banners, profile pictures and memes using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).  I'll focus on Facebook imagery while pointing you to all the information you need to create images for Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

The following are the topic covered in the class:

  • The 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet
  • Create a Facebook Banner
  • Create a Facebook Profile Picture
  • Create a Facebook Meme
  • Sources of Free and Pay For Images

So, if you have a need for social media graphics, and who doesn't, then you need this course.

I'll see you in the classroom,


3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Very nice to find a tutorial that covers procedures in GIMP. I will be updating my Facebook banner later today. Instructor explains things very clearly with screen shots to eliminate confusion.
Good class with quality information,
Neil and Linda Shearing ☑ . Marketing online since 1997!





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 past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.