GIMP Class

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This class is going to cover the very basics if GIMP. It’s a very powerful tool for editing imagery and it’s free, and ideal for enhancing photos or basic graphics work. For a one night class, I'm going to cover the most basic tools, and the most obvious applications for first-time users, like touching up photos or creating a basic graphic or text editing.

The date is set for Thursday, January 29 2010 at 7pm.


  • Selection/marquee
    • The many applications of the Shift key
  • Layers
    • Opacity
  • Line
  • Brushes


  • Designing for internet
  • Designing for print
  • Scanning pencil art work

Photo Editing and Touch-Up

  • Rotate Canvas
  • Levels
  • Transform
  • Hue/Saturation

Basic Graphic Design

  • Fonts
  • Color (change individual letters)
  • Maybe some transforming effects

Illustration with Benalene

Inkscape basics in 10 minutes

  • Curves
  • Nodes
  • Pen tool
  • Trace
  • Fonts (if I have time)


Creating a quick logo? Layout for a business card? I'm open to suggestions based on what students would like to see.

I wouldn't mind photo touchup, which I understand is one of the more simpler things to teach. Erase a blemish on a face, correct red-eye, etc. Omegix 10:06, 19 January 2010 (CST)


  • Alii
  • brimstone