Tutorial GIMP Graphics

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Course overview

GIMP tutorial is designed for learning the Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) tool. 

 GIMP tutorial included photo editing, painting, logo designing, and other advanced photography and editing tasks. Further, it 

includes useful tips and tricks for editing photos.

 GIMP tutorial is designed for learning the Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) tool.


 Our GIMP tutorial is designed for beginners and professionals both. This tutorial is useful for photographers and graphic 

designers.


 This GIMP tutorial included photo editing, painting, logo designing, and other advanced photography and editing tasks. Further, 

it includes useful tips and tricks for editing photos.


What is GIMP

 GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open-source image editor tool. It is a cross-platform tool available for

different operating systems such as GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, etc. As it is open-source, its source code can be downloaded. It is

packaged with most of the Linux distros.


 It is a useful tool for Graphic Designers, Photographer, and other professionals. It supports various third-party plug-in to 

make it a more advanced editing tool. We can enhance our creativity with the help of these plug-ins.


 It is a useful tool for various image manipulation tasks such as photo editing, image composition, image construction, logo

designing, painting, and many more. It is capable enough of being used as a simple paint tool, an advanced photo editing tool, a 

mass production image renderer, or an image format converter tool.


 One of the other reasons for its popularity is that it is a free tool while other editing tools such as photoshop are paid.

Most Linux distributions include it as a standard application. But, it can be downloaded for other platforms such as macOS and

Windows as well.


 Gimp is licensed under the GPL (General Public License). The tools that are licensed under the GPL provides the freedom to

alter the source code.


Features of GIMP

 Some key Features of GIMP are as following:


Free and Open Source


 It is a free and open-source tool.


Cross-Platform


 It is a cross-platform tool available for different operating systems such as GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and more


High-Quality Photo Manipulation


 It has massive supports for the tools needed for high-quality image editing. It can perform some advanced tasks such as image

retouching, image restoring, image composing, etc.


Graphic Design Elements


 The Gimp is a vital tool for creating icons, logos, graphical design elements, interactive arts for UI, and mockups.

 

Programming Algorithms


It also provides an advanced framework for scripted image manipulation with multiple programming language support like C

, C++

, Python

, Perl

, etc.


Key Component in a Desktop Publishing Workflow


 It provides color management features to ensure the high-quality fadable color reproduction across media. Further, It 

provides an interactive workflow in other tools such as Scribus, Inkscape, and SwatchBooker.


Apart from all the above features, it also provides the following list of features:


 1.It provides a full suite of painting tools such as brushes, airbrush, pencil, cloning, etc.

 2.It provides a tile-based memory management tool to limit the image size by available disk space.

 3.It provides a sub-pixel sampling for high-quality and anti-aliasing.

 4.It provides full alpha channel support for transparency.

 5.It provides several layers an channels.

 6.It supports a procedural database for calling internal GIMP functions from an external program.

 7.It has advanced scripting capabilities.

 8.It provides several undo/redo options.

 9.It provides several transformation tools such as rotate, scale, shear, and flip.

 10.It supports a wide range of file formats such as GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, BMP, etc.

 11.It provides several selection tools such as rectangle, ellipse, circle, fuzzy, bezier, etc.

 12.It supports various plug-ins for the easy addition of new file formats and filters.


GIMP Versions

 The first version of GIMP was released in January 1996 as "GIMP 0.54" with various colors and file format support. It got

updated over the years and released many versions. The version list of GIMP is as follows:


 1.GIMP 0.54

 2.GIMP 0.60

 3.GIMP 0.99

 4.GIMP 1.0

 5.GIMP 1.1

 6.GIMP 1.2

 7.GIMP 2.0

 8.GIMP 2.2

 9.GIMP 2.4

 10.GIMP 2.6

 11.GIMP 2.8

 12.GIMP 2.10

 13.GIMP 3.0

 14.GIMP 3.2


GIMP User Interface

 The GIMP user interface looks like a typical image editing tool. A dedicated design team designs it. It is presented in two forms.


    single-window mode

 multiple window mode

 The default view of GIMP is multiple window mode, which has the tools and tool settings on the left and other utility dialogues

on the right. The center screen displays image being manipulated. The top navigation menu is always on in-display mode. 


Prerequisites


 Before learning GIMP, you should have a working knowledge of the computer and its operating system. So, Ensure how to use the 

basic commands and menus with primary I/O devices since it is an image manipulation tool, so you don't need to worry about the prior 

knowledge of any technology. Just make sure you have properly installed it on your system.


Audience

  Our GIMP Tutorial is designed to help beginners and professionals both.


Problem

 We assure you that you will not find any discrepancies or problems in this tutorial. But in case, if you find any mistake, you 

can inform us by posting it in the contact form.

Curriculum for this course
10 Lessons 01:31:07 Hours
Tutorial GIMP Graphics 1-3 Full DVD with Extras PC _ Mac-1
10 Lessons 01:31:07 Hours
  • intro-install
    Preview 00:04:11
  • interface-overview
    00:08:38
  • open-new
    00:11:19
  • save-export
    00:10:45
  • toolbox
    00:09:54
  • layers1
    00:08:57
  • layers2
    00:10:16
  • layers3
    00:07:54
  • crop-resize
    00:10:05
  • preferences-customization
    00:09:08
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