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GIMP Training Course Jo Gandaa 09 Oct 14:24
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    GIMP Training Course Steve Kinney 18 Oct 20:17
  GIMP Training Course Elle Stone 09 Oct 15:40
  GIMP Training Course admin@pilobilus.net 09 Oct 21:27
   GIMP Training Course Pete Wright 09 Oct 23:37
   GIMP Training Course JLuc 10 Oct 07:10
    GIMP Training Course Madeleine Fisher 10 Oct 12:34
  GIMP Training Course TheMan456 04 Nov 10:05
Jo Gandaa
2013-10-09 14:24:13 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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Dear GIMP Mailing List

My name is Joseph, I am a Community Workshop Leader from London.

I deliver different Art and I.T based workshops at a community centre, previously Graphic Design & Digital Editing Training for Adults During the Graphics training I used Macromedia Fireworks however I would like to deliver another course using GIMP for practical and financial reasons. These courses are free for the students to attend, do not have any official qualification behind it and are for very basic level but aim to give students knowledge and skill that could help them get into work or further education in the future.

I would like to know a few things:

1) Has anybody taught a course in this or know of any one who has / or attend ?

2) What are the basic but effective GIMP tutorial books I could look at ?

3) Are there any Qualifications or available for users wanted to learn GIMP ?

4) Any tests or examinations ?

Also, feel free to respond with any information you may have, even if it does not necessarily answer one of the 4 questions I posted.

Thank you in advance.

Joseph

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Elle Stone
2013-10-09 15:40:29 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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No doubt people more versed in using Gimp than myself will chime in. But it seems to me that "financial reasons" don't make good reasons to use Gimp.

The best reason to use Gimp is because it's an excellent image editor. The reason Gimp is an excellent image editor is because (1)It's the product of nearly two decades worth of development by very talented programmers and (2)It's open source.

Without the ongoing involvement of the programmers, Gimp wouldn't exist. Because Gimp is open source, anyone who wants Gimp to do something new, can (and many people do!) write the code and contribute it. Which means Gimp can do more things, and do them well, than any one user, book, or training course can possibly cover.

So the more useful approach might be to start with your target audience, decide what image editing procedures might benefit them the most, and then ask about where to find good information about accomplishing those image editing procedures using Gimp.

Kind regards, Elle

On 10/9/13, Jo Gandaa wrote:

Dear GIMP Mailing List

My name is Joseph, I am a Community Workshop Leader from London.

I deliver different Art and I.T based workshops at a community centre, previously Graphic Design & Digital Editing Training for Adults During the Graphics training I used Macromedia Fireworks however I would like to deliver another course using GIMP for practical and financial reasons.
These courses are free for the students to attend, do not have any official qualification behind it and are for very basic level but aim to give students knowledge and skill that could help them get into work or further education in the future.

I would like to know a few things:

1) Has anybody taught a course in this or know of any one who has / or attend ?

2) What are the basic but effective GIMP tutorial books I could look at ?

3) Are there any Qualifications or available for users wanted to learn GIMP ?

4) Any tests or examinations ?

Also, feel free to respond with any information you may have, even if it does not necessarily answer one of the 4 questions I posted.

Thank you in advance.

Joseph

To find out more about Family Mosaic, visit our web site

http://www.familymosaic.co.uk

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admin@pilobilus.net
2013-10-09 21:27:13 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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On 09.10.2013 10:24, Jo Gandaa wrote:

I deliver different Art and I.T based workshops at a community centre, previously Graphic Design & Digital Editing Training for

Adults

During the Graphics training I used Macromedia Fireworks however I would like to deliver another course using GIMP for practical and financial reasons.

Proprietary commercial software is absurdly expensive and that rules out its use in a classroom setting unless you are doing a very expensive, vendor endorsed certification class. But if teaching image editing to beginners is the real objective, there is no excuse for that; the GIMP exists.

I have a tutorial up that provides basic orientation, including how to customize the interface and a couple of useful tweaks like setting up a keyboard + mouse wheel command to change brush size on the fly. There's also a quick intro to layers and layer masks, and links to suggested resources for practical instruction in common editing tasks. You might be able to pull some useful stuff out of it.

http://pilobilus.net/gimp_tutorial.html

:o)

Steve

Pete Wright
2013-10-09 23:37:13 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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Thanks, Steve!
I stay young (well, sort of) by being always a newby. You make staying a newby very difficult. grins
Pete

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM, wrote:

On 09.10.2013 10:24, Jo Gandaa wrote:

I deliver different Art and I.T based workshops at a community

centre, previously Graphic Design & Digital Editing Training for

Adults

During the Graphics training I used Macromedia Fireworks however I would like to deliver another course using GIMP for practical and financial reasons.

Proprietary commercial software is absurdly expensive and that rules out its use in a classroom setting unless you are doing a very expensive, vendor endorsed certification class. But if teaching image editing to beginners is the real objective, there is no excuse for that; the GIMP exists.

I have a tutorial up that provides basic orientation, including how to customize the interface and a couple of useful tweaks like setting up a keyboard + mouse wheel command to change brush size on the fly. There's also a quick intro to layers and layer masks, and links to suggested resources for practical instruction in common editing tasks. You might be able to pull some useful stuff out of it.

http://pilobilus.net/gimp_**tutorial.html

:o)

Steve

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JLuc
2013-10-10 07:10:22 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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i have been a total beginger in gimp during many months because i could not achieve anything (that is : nothing). The obstacle was for very basic actions : how to handle selections. That seems at first (and at second, and third too) extremely esoteric.

As a consequence i think a basic tutorial should intensely explain what are the floating selections and why there are there and how to use them basicaly (leaving the 'how to use them efficiently' for a more advanced tutorial).

JL

Le 09/10/2013 23:27, admin@pilobilus.net a crit :

On 09.10.2013 10:24, Jo Gandaa wrote:

I deliver different Art and I.T based workshops at a community centre, previously Graphic Design & Digital Editing Training for

Adults

During the Graphics training I used Macromedia Fireworks however I would like to deliver another course using GIMP for practical and financial reasons.

Proprietary commercial software is absurdly expensive and that rules out its use in a classroom setting unless you are doing a very expensive, vendor endorsed certification class. But if teaching image editing to beginners is the real objective, there is no excuse for that; the GIMP exists.

I have a tutorial up that provides basic orientation, including how to customize the interface and a couple of useful tweaks like setting up a keyboard + mouse wheel command to change brush size on the fly. There's also a quick intro to layers and layer masks, and links to suggested resources for practical instruction in common editing tasks. You might be able to pull some useful stuff out of it.

http://pilobilus.net/gimp_tutorial.html

:o)

Steve

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Madeleine Fisher
2013-10-10 12:34:22 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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http://mfisherart.blogspot.com/2013/04/handy-gimp-shortcuts.html This was a small blog post I wrote on handy keyboard shortcuts for GIMP. Of course, you can customize shortcuts, etc., but it's also nice to know what they are in general. If I do a post on selections I'll send a link to this thread, too.

Steve Kinney
2013-10-18 20:17:44 UTC (about 8 years ago)

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On 10/17/2013 10:50 AM, Jo Gandaa wrote:

Hi Steve.

Thank you for your reply.

I think my message may have been slightly misinterpreted.

I am not only using GIMP because it is free. It is a great software package.

I got that, but I think some folks didn't.

I have since been through your site and have found your tutorial very helpful.

Thanks! Some of the things I recommend are very "non-standard," i.e. using one tool window only with a selection of frequently used dockable dialogs open as tabs, adding toolbox buttons for frequently used Colors tools removing buttons for tools I don't use, and configuring the mouse wheel to scale and harden/soften brushes.

This is the result of my own "learn by doing" process, starting in GIMP 1.x days: Back then, layers were not yet a thing and there was only one, much smaller toolbox. One version at a time, I expanded that setup to provide instant access to just the tools that I found useful. I think the result is a very good configuration for photo editing and basic graphics creation.

Having had prior experience myself, I found it very easy to take it. I was wondering if you have heard from any one who was a total beginner and how they managed with it.

Over the years I have introduced maybe a half dozen people to the GIMP. I helped them set up their first installation like the one shown in my introductory article, and showed them how to do some very basic editing, covering the specific tasks they needed a photo editor for. None of them have had any major problems; I do recall getting a couple of questions related to making complex selections and other "initially challenging" things, but they all learned quickly and at least some of them are still using the GIMP, ten or more years later.

Also , have you come across any good tutorials that have helped you.

"Really Basic Photo Editing with the GIMP" by Matt McIrvin, now available only at archive.org and mentioned in my introductory article, is the best I have seen. A link is near the bottom of the page here:

http://pilobilus.net/gimp_tutorial.html

There is an outstanding list of online resources in the first issue of GIMP Magazine, also linked on my page. Section 4 of the online usre manual at gimp.org is an excellent read for beginner to intermediate users. And, finally, searching YouTube will often turn up useful demonstrations for many editing tasks.

All of the above and a copy of the GIMP should enable students to do lots of things on their own at home, once they have been jump-started by demonstrations and exercises in the structured environment.

:o)

Steve

2021-11-04 10:05:44 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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