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 other.

About GIMP

GIMP ( is the free and open source equivalent to Photoshop and is made up of tools which 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 uses 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 about 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.

   Course Duration and Time

Duration: 2 days or 2 Saturdays

Times: 9:00 – 15:00

   GIMP Training Course Outline

Below are the topics to be covered.

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

Click here for a detailed course outline

    Course Venues & Dates

Alberton T B A
Cape Town T B A
Centurion T B A

The course can be conducted in other locations if there is interest. Complete the enquiry form on the right if you are interested.


We have generous discounts for early bird payments and registration as well as group bookings.

   Course Registration

Registration for this course is open.

Download the Registration Form

Click Here to Register Online


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