How to use GIMP – Beginner Tutorial

Do you need to edit images but don’t want to shell out the money for Photoshop or Canva?

In this step-by-step overview, learn how to use GIMP, a free open-source image editing software.

We start with how to download and install GIMP. We then explore the interface, including the toolbox, tool options, color selection, docks / tabs, and the menu system. Next, we look at all the options to customize the experience, from resizing docks, to turning on or off single window mode, to changing icon colors, and adjusting the theme from dark to light.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:53 Download & install GIMP
  • 1:26 Main interface
  • 4:41 Top Menu
  • 6:33 Customize interface
  • 8:14 Create new file
  • 9:38 Save as xcf
  • 10:21 View shortcuts
  • 10:58 Import sample image files
  • 11:24 Layers
  • 13:09 Scale / resize image
  • 14:14 Bucket fill tool
  • 15:34 Opacity
  • 16:32 Selection tools
  • 20:22 Text tools
  • 22:03 Add text drop shadow
  • 22:34 Group layers
  • 23:21 Remove image background
  • 25:52 Flip image
  • 26:20 Alignment tool
  • 26:48 Adjust colors – curves
  • 29:51 Crop tool
  • 31:27 Move text
  • 31:55 Paintbrush tool
  • 34:33 Gaussian Blur
  • 35:13 Export as .png, .jpeg, or .gif
  • 36:07 Wrap up

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