Easing the Transition to GIMP for Photoshop Users

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Compare GIMP tools to Photoshop tools.

Change GIMP Settings to behave more like Photoshop.

Compare common editing techniques.

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

In this project, you learn about setting up GIMP to work more like Photoshop. You will learn how to make the GIMP desktop similar to Photoshop’s desktop. You will become familiar with GIMP’s tools and how they compare to Photoshop’s tools. You will learn how to make GIMP’s keyboard shortcuts be similar to Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts. Plus, you’ll create a digital poster by completing a few common editing techniques, and comparing these steps to what you are familiar with in Photoshop. 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

Adobe PhotoshopImage EditingGraphic DesignGIMP

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. Become familiar with the GIMP Desktop.

  2. Compare GIMP tools to Photoshop tools and set keyboard shortcuts.

  3. Customize the GIMP desktop to look more like Photoshop.

  4. Customize GIMP settings to behave more like Photoshop.

  5. Create a digital poster.

  6. Save GIMP files and learn about plugins.

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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