Image Editing Skills


Course Aims
The course commences with an introduction to GIMP, a free photo-editing package and an alternative to Photoshop.

Course Content

  • GIMP’s environment
  • Adding content with Drawing, Painting and Editing tools
  • Selecting Image Content; Working with image files
  • Working with Layers; Adding variety with Masks
  • Using Paths; Applying Filters
  • Fine-tuning your image: Blurring, Smudging, Sharpening, Dodging, Burning, Sponging, Patching
  • Adjusting your image; Colour Correction, Red Eye Correction, Teeth Whitening, Changing Colours, Blemish Correction, Cutting out from a photograph
  • Colour and Border Effects
  • Enhancing Effects – sharpening, distortions, slimming, wrinkles
  • Composition of a photograph, image size and orientation
  • How to reduce the size of files

13 February, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 3pm, 2 days

Entry Requirements
Basic knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Windows.


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