online gimp training course


Online GIMP Training Course Overview

Course Objective

The objective of the GIMP training course is to equip individuals with knowledge and skills to use GIMP for photo retouching, image composition, image authoring, and animation amongst others.

About GIMP

GIMP ( is the free and open source equivalent to Photoshop and is made up of tools that are very similar to Photoshop. GIMP is a very popular open source image editor for Mac, Windows, and Linux and there are a good many professional designers who use it as their first choice. We will be using the Windows or MAC version on the course.

Don’t be put off by the word ‘free’.  This is a case where ‘free’ definitely doesn’t mean low quality.

GIMP supports layers and channels, has an advanced gradients function, includes paths and quick masks. There are rotation and transformation tools, as well as tools for scaling, cropping, resizing, file format conversion, and more.

You will receive the software on the course.

Click here to video an introductory video on GIMP

Click here for GIMP features

GIMP Video Tutorials

The videos below were produced by the trainer for the participants who attended the GIMP training course. More videos are being produced. The beauty of the course is the fact that the participants can ask questions or how to perform certain tasks in GIMP. In turn, the trainer will not only answer them but produce a video in certain instances for the benefit of participants. Send us an e-mail if you want the actual images.

How to add windows when they disappear

Gold coin reflection

Creating a speech bubble

GIMP box move shadow to a separate layer

Adding graffiti to a wall

Course Prerequisites

The only prerequisite is that you must be computer literate.

You are required to bring a laptop/Mac or iMac to the course. If you do not have access to a laptop, then we can hire one to you. You should have Windows 7/8/10 installed.

GIMP Training Course Outline

Below are the topics to be covered.

  • Module 1: Imaging Concepts
  • Module 2: Graphic Formats
  • Module 3: Colour Concepts
  • Module 4: Capturing Images
  • Module 5: Creating Images
  • Module 6: Layout Settings
  • Module 7: Enhance Productivity
  • Module 8: Selecting Techniques
  • Module 9: Image Manipulation
  • Module 10: Layers
  • Module 11: Working With Text
  • Module 12: Effects And Filters
  • Module 13: Drawing Tools
  • Module 14: Painting Tools
  • Module 15: Preparing Outputs

Course Dates

  • TBA

Online Course Training Requirements

It is challenging to follow online training and perform the steps utilising one screen. Splitting your screen vertically or horizontally is one approach.

Below are some suggestions on following the online training using a second device.

  • You can use two computers. You will watch the online training on one computer and perform the steps on the other computer.


  • You can connect a monitor or a television set to your computer. You will watch the online training on the monitor or television screen and perform the steps on your computer. The newer television sets can take VGA and/or HDMI cables.


  • You can use an iPad or a smartphone. You will watch the online training on the iPad or smartphone and perform the steps on your computer.

You must test your setup in advance of the training.

  • You are required to have a laptop, Mac or PC
  • You require at least an LTE/4G connection and 1GB of bandwidth for a 5-hour session.
  • The use of a headset is recommended to block out unwanted noise and distractions.

Read how we conduct our Instructor-Led Online Training Courses

Training Options

The Online GIMP Training Course can also be conducted one-on-one or for a group either online or face-to-face at the client’s venue or the venue we utilise for our training.

Conducting face-to-face training in other provinces, except for the Western Cape, will be dependent on the number of participants. Our standard or special discounts do not apply to one-on-one training.

Course Registration

Registration for this course is open.

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