Image & Photo Editing Workshop
23 May 2017
Special Launch Offer - This course will give an understanding of how to GIMP for the preparation of images for a variety of uses. This workshop is perfect for small or large businesses or home users.
Special Launch Price just £82.50 (plus VAT)
Aim of the Course:
To provide the attendee with an understanding of how to use the Gimp open source program as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop for preparation of images for web, catalogue or presentation use. Aimed primarily at the small business user but also applicable to home users.
About the software:
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
GIMP is free and can be downloaded here.
What is GIMP?
- Open source software, comparison to Photoshop.
Basic Image manipulation
- Opening an image, image sizing, cropping, transforms.
Introduction to working in Layers
- Overview of work flow, introduce the concept of multi-layered images.
- Non-destructive edits.
- Using Layering to preserve image information.
- Using lasso, colour selections, geometry selections.
- Preserving selections using layers.
- RGB:A Images, introduce the concept of “Negative space” in an alpha channel.
- Positive-Negative masks.
- Using alpha masks to alter other channels.
Image Blends and Layer Blends
- Transparency blending
- Layer blend types and filters
- Using Curves, Levels and the Histogram window.
- Wraps. (Neon and Plastic)
- Distorts. (Grid and Perspective)
- Gaussian (Plasma and Clouds)
- 3D. (Lighting and Normal)
Photo manipulation and correction.
- What changes when using a photograph as the original image.
- Collapsing the image, Merging layers.
- Layer visibility.
- Making an image Print Ready for commercial printers.
- Saving the Original .XCF. Choosing a format for the image export.
About the trainer:
Tom is co-founder of, and lead developer for Flintlock Studios Ltd, an independant video games development studio based in Richmond since 2014. Flintlock studios uses GIMP for all its 2D graphical requirements, from web and publicity to game asset creation.