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GIMP online tutorial
Christina Haralanova | 20 July 2006


Linuxchix have published online a GIMP online course, aimed at people with interest in image processing, but not much experience with actual image editing.


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Even if it is created as Free Software, GIMP works on many operating systems, in many languages.

In 2005, LinuxChix have organised an online course for people who wanted to learn more about GIMP, and they have published the lessons online. The course consisted of 11 weekly lessons.

The main topics were"

- Getting Raw Material: Some Sources for Images
- Lesson 0: Welcome! Get Familiar with the GIMP
- Lesson 1: Cropping, Zooming and Rescaling
- Lesson 2: Lightening, Darkening, Sharpening
- Lesson 3: Introduction to Layers and Text
- Lesson 4: Basic selection tools, and copy/paste
- Lesson 5: Basic Drawing Tools
- Lesson 6: Erasing Unwanted Objects from Images
- Lesson 7: Selecting Complex Shapes
- Lesson 8: Text Effects (How to get really cool looking text)
- Lesson 9: Layer Effects, including more text tricks
- Lesson 10: Stitching Panoramic Images
- Interlude: Sources for More GIMP Information
- Interlude: Drawing a Circle

The page for the GIMP online course.

On the LinuxChix website there are a number of other courses, such as Programming in C, LateX, Security, Perl, Python, Home networking, domain names, course on how to write clearly or how to run a course etc.





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