Learn design techniques that are used by textile and fiber artists and how to use a graphics program at the same time!
GIMP is an open source FREE program that can be used to manipulate, retouch and edit photos. It can also be used as a design tool.
GIMP has many capabilities. GIMP is often compared to Photoshop as it can be used to edit and retouch photos, be a paint program and much more. This workshop while touching on these uses, has a main focus of using the program as a tool to develop designs that can be applied to fiber and textiles. In other words, GIMP for Textile Designers is Graphics program course written expressly for people who quilt, embroider and express themselves via fiber.
This workshop is aimed at people interested in developing their own designs using a computer graphics program. Gimp for Textile Designers offers a series of exercises that allow students to develop their design skills while also teaching learning how to use GIMP.
- Lessons are in PDF format and you will need Adobe reader to view them. The PDF reader is provided free by Adobe from the Acrobat reader site
- You need to be able to join and access the yahoo class group
- You need to be able to down load files of up to 10 megs from the class area
- Students need to be able to take, and then download images from a digital camera to your computer.
- Prospective students must be able to download and install this program themselves. Since the program itself is totally free I suggest students install and launch GIMP before they sign up for this course. If you are unable to follow installation instructions on the site you will not be able to follow instructions in this course. There are versions of GIMP for both Mac and PC. GIMP is free. To obtain the program go to gimp.org and download the latest stable version of the program.
Please read: The course assumes that students have no knowledge what so ever of GIMP itself but I do assume students have basic computer skills and know how to use the machine they own.
I am perfectly happy to answer dozens of questions and help you to use GIMP but I can not, and do not know the in and outs of every computer system on this planet.
Students coming to this course need basic computer skills by which I mean being able to open and save a file to a destination on their computer where it can be found again (not get it lost on your hard drive). To be able to save a duplicate copy of a file. Understanding the importance of backing up your work and actually doing it! Students need to be able to take, and then download images from a digital camera to your computer. They need to know how to use their own digital camera (once again I do not know the ins and outs of every camera available on the market) I will also expect students to be able to use the internet, visit websites and use internet resources if required. Students need to be able to install a program on their own computer.
In other words all that gruff stern stuff, is saying I can teach you GIMP but not how to use your own computer. I can also teach you GIMP in a manner that will interest people who want to design, rather than simply taking you through screen after screen of tech stuff which lets face it is boring. I can show you how to use GIMP in a way that relates to textile designers without getting bogged down in information that is not applied in textile practice.
$60.00 US for 6 lessons
November 8th 2012
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