No Photoshop, No Problem: The Quickstart Guide to GIMP

Rebecca Vadnie, Art and More

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7 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

    • Saving and Exporting

    • Rotation and Skew

    • Brightness and Contrast

    • Hue, Color, and Saturation

    • Sharpen

    • Lesson 6 Creative Cropping


About This Class

You don't need Photoshop to create amazing images.

There is a free tool that is just as powerful and versatile—an open-source program called GIMP. I'll walk you through some common photo tasks as we polish up a straight-from-the-camera photo. Plus, I'll share some ways to use those same tools to remix the same photo with an artistic spin. 

This class is perfect for anyone absolutely new to photo editing or just looking to try out this awesome Photoshop alternative!

7 of 7 students recommendSee All

What a fabulous and user-friendly introduction to GIMP! Rebecca's friendly and naturally conversant style makes it easy to listen to, and i appreciate the laid back tone. It's like having a friend sitting next to you showing you the ropes. Since I've been thinking of ditching Adobe Photoshop, it was nice to get a preview into the interface of GIMP and see if this might be a program to replace it with. I think so!
Sadelle Wiltshire

Meditative Art, Celtic Art, Line Art

Excellent Video! Lot's of information quick and easy. Bravo!Fantastic teacher!
Sharon Lemay

Certified Art Instructor Follow Me☺

Nice little intro into Gimp! Rebecca shows some of the basic but powerful tools, Gimp has to offer, in a nice and structured way. I would love to see some more advanced things, but as a starting point this is great!
Robin Poppenberg

Web-Design, Presentations, Animations & OpenSource





Rebecca Vadnie

Art and More

I am: Florida native, redhead, and a passionate fan of "try everything."

I love: hunting for super cool stickers, practicing film photography with a $10 Asahi Pentax SLR from the 1960s, rescuing cats, leveling up in Overwatch, and being a personal cheerleader when you need it.

I do: Illustration, graphic design, photography, social media, commissions, fiction and non-fiction writing (English/Creative Writing BA, UCF, 2001).

I'm not: Terribly athletic, good at mul...

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