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!

6 of 6 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

Contemplative Drawing, Mixed-Media, Fiber 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'm a Florida native, an artist since wee days, and a passionate fan of open source software.

I've worked for ten years now at an arts non-profit where I learned to hunt down the tools and skills needed to get the job done. From photo editing and video editing to copywriting and  writing for social media, there's always something new. Open source programs like GIMP, Audacity, Inkscape, and Scribus filled a huge need and I will always love these programs and believe in their value as creative tools.

For fun, I spend my free time hunting for cool stickers, learning film photography with a $10 Asahi Pentax SLR from the 1960s, wrangling four rescue cats, and watercolor.

Follow me on Instagram @rsvadnie