Getting Started in GIMP

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Become Familiar with Using GIMP and GIMPs User Interface

Use Crop and Text Tools

Basic Color Correction Techniques

Clock45 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this project, you will learn how to use GIMP to create a digital postcard. You will be introduced to the GIMP desktop and learn how to perform some of the most common editing techniques to complete your project. By the end of the project, you will know how to crop and resize a photo, how to add and enhance text. You will know how to save a file for digital use and for re-editing. You will also be introduced to the power of layers. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

PhotographyGraphic DesignGIMPimage-editing

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Open a file in GIMP, find and use keyboard shortcuts.

  2. Crop an image and undo edits.

  3. Add text and rotate it. Learn about layers.

  4. Add a drop shadow and lens flare.

  5. Apply color correction techniques.

  6. Save a file in GIMP.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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