Image Editing and Creation -

Image Editing and Creation

Length: 36 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 6th – 12th Grades
View a sample of Image Editing and Creation
Print a Certificate of Completion

How to Use This Course

Image Creation and Editing will teach students the basics of how to edit and manipulate an image. The course will use the free software GIMP, which is similar to Adobe Photoshop but available online as a free download. This course will not only teach students the basics of how to use image editing software but also what kinds of effects can be applied to digital photographs, how various editing features work, and ways to find just the right tool to bring out the best in every photograph.

Course Introduction

Hello! Welcome to Image Creation and Editing. The purpose of this course is to teach you how to use GIMP, a free image editing software. If you have ever used Photoshop, then this will be somewhat familiar to you, as these are similar programs. If you haven’t used Photoshop before, fear not! GIMP is not nearly as hard to use as it looks. Once you understand the basic functions of this program, you will be able to use it easily and effectively. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to take your own photographs in this course, but if you don’t have photos available to edit, I’ll provide some in the lessons for you to work with. (If you’d like to brush up on your digital photography skills, check out Michele Peterson’s Photography course.) Are you ready? Let’s get started.

  • Week One: Introduction
  • Week Two: Dialog Boxes
  • Week Three: Altering a Color Photo to Black and White or Sepia
  • Week Four: Colors, Colors Everywhere!
  • Week Five: More Enhancement Techniques, Part One
  • Week Six: More Enhancement Techniques, Part Two
  • Week Seven: Blurring Images, Part One
  • Week Eight: Blurring Images, Part Two
  • Week Nine: Bordering Images, Part One
  • Week Ten: Bordering Images, Part Two
  • Week Eleven: Bordering Images, Part Three
  • Week Twelve: Bordering Images, Part Four
  • Week Thirteen: Distort Effects, Part One
  • Week Fourteen: Distort Effects, Part Two
  • Week Fifteen: Distort Effects, Part Three
  • Week Sixteen: Distort Effects, Part Four
  • Week Seventeen: Distort Effects, Part Five
  • Week Eighteen: Distort Effects, Part Six
  • Week Nineteen: : Distort Effects, Part Seven
  • Week Twenty: BasicText
  • Week Twenty-One: Text Effects, Part One
  • Week Twenty-Two: Text Effects, Part Two
  • Week Twenty-Three: Text Effects, Part Three
  • Week Twenty-Four: Working with Photo Frames
  • Week Twenty-Five: Working with Brushes, Part One
  • Week Twenty-Six: Working with Brushes, Part Two
  • Week Twenty-Seven: Working with Patterns, Part One
  • Week Twenty-Eight: Working with Patterns, Part Two
  • Week Twenty-Nine: Isolating Odd Shapes
  • Week Thirty: Cloning and Clipping Masks
  • Week Thirty-One: Selective Colorization
  • Week Thirty-Two: Artistic Filters, Part One
  • Week Thirty-Three: Artistic Filters, Part Two
  • Week Thirty-Four: Artistic Filters, Part Three
  • Week Thirty-Five: Artistic Filters, Part Four
  • Week Thirty-Six: Artistic Filters, Part Five

Related Classes You May Enjoy

All Electives Classes

Middle School Electives Classes

Are you enjoying this course? Why not tell your friends about it? Become an affiliate, share your personal link and graphics with your friends, and earn money. Click Here to find out more about our affiliate program.
We love hearing from our members as to what classes they or their students enjoyed. Please share some feedback with us so we can make this the best homeschooling curriculum site ever!
Do you enjoy teaching? How about writing? Click here to find out how you can use your talents and abilities to serve your fellow members of