Introduction

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Materials required

  • a computer with the software GIMP installed.
  • a camera or smartphone to take pictures with
  • a source photograph to work with.

Download instructions

To download the free image editing software GIMP

  1. Go to https://www.gimp.org/
  2. Click the red button with the text “download version 2.10.22”
  3. Select the relevant installation package for your operating system (Linux, Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows)
  4. Open the package and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

The activity can also be completed with alternative image editing software such as Photoshop.

Workshop

The following videos introduce some fundamental tools and skills required to cut, paste and compose a digital image.

Part 1. Selecting, copying and pasting elements onto layers

Part 2. Arranging and modifying layers

Part 3. Enhancing your image with colours, filters and gradient fill

Examples