GIMP Training Overview

GIMP Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to GIMP

  • Overview
  • Features and Capabilities
  • Interoperability and Standards Support
  • Shortcut Editor
  • Plug-In Previews
  • Real-Time Previews of Transform Operations
  • GNOME Human Interface Guide Conformance
  • GTK+ 2.4 Migration
  • Basic Vector Support

Module 2: Running GIMP

  • Command Line Arguments
  • Known Platforms
  • Language

Module 3: Main Windows in GIMP

  • Main Toolbox
  • Image Window
  • Dialogs and Docking
    • Docking Bars
    • Docking Drag Handles
    • Image Menu
    • Tab Menu
  • Basic GIMP Concepts

Module 4: Working with Images

  • Image Types
  • QuickMask
  • Layers
  • Selection
    • Feathering
    • Selecting Partially Transparent
  • Undoing
  • Grids and Guides
  • Paths
    • Paths and Selections
    • Paths and Text
    • Paths and SVG files
  • Brushes
  • Gradients
  • Patterns
  • Palettes
    • Colourmap
  • Text and Fonts

Module 5: Plugins

  • Introduction
  • Using Plugins
  • Installing New Plugins
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Macintosh
  • Writing Plugins

Module 6: Files

  • Creating New Files
  • Opening Files
  • Saving Files

Module 7: Drawing Simple Objects

  • Drawing a Straight Line
  • Creating a Basic Shape

Module 8: Creating and Using Selections

  • Moving a Selection
  • Creating a Free Selection

Module 9: Dialogs and Docking

  • Creating Dialogs
  • Removing Tabs

Module 10: Paths

  • Stroking a Path
  • Transforming Paths

Module 11: Working with Digital Camera Photos

  • Introduction
  • Improving Composition
    • Rotating an Image
    • Cropping
  • Improving Colours
    • Automated Tools
    • Exposure Problems
    • Adjusting Hue and Saturation
  • Adjusting Sharpness
    • Unblurring
    • Reducing Graininess
    • Softening
  • Removing Unwanted Objects from an Image
    • Despeckling
    • Garbage Removal
    • Removing Red-Eye
  • Saving Results
    • Files
    • Printing Photos
    • EXIF Data

Module 12: Preparing Images for the Web

  • Images with an Optimal Size/Quality Ratio
  • Reducing the File Size Even More
  • Saving Images with Transparency
  • Adding New Brushes

Module 13: Text

  • Embellishing Text
  • Adding Fonts
  • Font Problems

Module 14: Script-Fu

  • Getting Acquainted with Scheme
  • Variables and Functions
    • Declaring Variables
    • What is a Local Variable?
    • General Syntax
    • White Space
    • Assigning a New Value to a Variable
    • Functions
  • First Script-Fu Script
    • Creating a Text Box Script
    • Editing and Storing Scripts
    • Bare Essentials
    • Naming Conventions
    • Registering the Function
    • Steps for Registering the Script

Module 15: Required Parameters

  • Registering the Script's Parameters
  • Giving Script Some Guts
    • Creating New Image
    • Adding New Layer to Image
    • Adding Text
    • Clearing the Dirty Flag
  • Extending the Text Box Script
    • Handling Undo Correctly
    • Extending the Script
    • Modifying the Parameters and the Registration Function
    • Adding the New Code
  • Creating Shortcuts to Menu Functions
  • GIH Dialog Box
  • Creating a Brush with Variable Size
  • Toolbox
  • Selection Tools
  • Brush, Transform, Colour Tools
  • Colour and Indicator Area
  • Dialog Introduction
  • Image Structure Related Dialogs
  • Image Content Related Dialogs
  • Image Management Related Dialogs
  • Misc Dialogs
  • Introduction to the GIMP Menus
  • Toolbox File Menu

Module 16: Description of the List Elements

  • Defining New Units
  • Plug-In Browser
  • Procedure Browser
  • Script-Fu submenu
  • Help Menu of the Toolbox Window
  • File and Edit Menu of the Image Window

Module 17: Activating the Command

  • Copy and Paste Named
  • Clear
  • Fill with FG Colour and BG Colour
  • Fill with Pattern
  • Stroke Selection and Path
  • Select and View
  • Image Menu of the Image Window
  • Layers and Tools
  • Filters Menu of the Image Window
  • Filter Introduction
  • Blur Filters, Colour Filters, and Noise Filters
  • Edge-Detect Filters
  • Enhance and Generic Filters
  • Glass and Light Effects Filters
  • Distort and Artistic Filters
  • Map and Rendering Filters
  • Combine Filters

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Who should attend this GIMP Course?

The GIMP Training Course is designed for photographers, graphic designers, digital artists, and individuals interested in image editing and manipulation. This training is essential for individuals seeking to enhance their skills in using GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), a versatile and free image editing software. The following individuals can greatly benefit from attending this course:

  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Digital Artists
  • Web Designers
  • Animators
  • App Developers
  • Product Designers
  • Marketing Professionals

Prerequisites of the GIMP Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this GIMP Training Course. However, familiarity with graphic designing can be beneficial for the delegates.

GIMP Training Course Overview

GIMP, as part of Animation and Design Courses, stands as a pivotal tool in digital graphics and image manipulation. It offers a versatile platform for creativity, essential in today's visually driven media landscape. This course delves into GIMP's functionalities, catering to the growing demand for skilled digital artists and designers.

Professionals in animation design, including those in Animation Design Course and Graphic Design Animation, must master GIMP to enhance their design capabilities. This expertise is crucial for graphic designers, animators, game developers, and digital artists who aim to excel in Animation Courses. GIMP proficiency elevates their creative output and efficiency in the competitive digital arena.

This 2-day training by the Knowledge Academy, part of Animation Training, equips delegates with essential GIMP skills. Delegates will learn advanced image editing, graphic design techniques, and animation fundamentals, integral to Design Courses. The course is tailored to boost proficiency and confidence in GIMP, enhancing their professional portfolio.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce the basics of GIMP and its interface
  • To enhance skills in image manipulation and editing
  • To explore creative graphic design techniques
  • To impart knowledge in animation basics within GIMP
  • To develop proficiency in GIMP for professional use

Upon completion, delegates will possess a comprehensive understanding of GIMP’s capabilities, enabling them to apply their skills in various Animation and Design Courses. They will be equipped to create sophisticated digital artwork, enhance images, and develop basic animations, significantly contributing to their professional growth in the field of digital design and animation.

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What’s included in GIMP Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • GIMP Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led GIMP Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's GIMP Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's GIMP Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led GIMP Training sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite GIMP Training at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Our GIMP Training offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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GIMP Training FAQs

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
Anyone interested in learning the working of GIMP and how to use various GIMP tools can attend this course.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 2 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for GIMP Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for GIMP Training.
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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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