How to Make Image Editing Selections in GIMP

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Make geometrical shaped selections.

Make freehand selections.

Make selections based on color.

Clock1 hour
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this project, you will learn how to make selections in GIMP using various selection tools. You will understand how selections can be used. You will learn how to make selections based on geometrical shapes, how to make selections using freehand tools, and how to make selections based on color. You will learn how to use up to six different tools and when to use each one. As you learn how to use these tools, you will create a digital poster displaying your selections. 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

MarketingGraphic DesignGIMPDigital Art

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. Preview use of Selections and review the selection tools in GIMP

  2. Use the Rectangle Select tool and the Ellipse Select tool.

  3. Make selections with the Rectangle Select tool and the Ellipse Select tool.

  4. Use the Free Select tool and the Scissors tool.

  5. Use the Color Select tool and the Fuzzy Select tool.

  6. Finesse selections.

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