Welcome to my last GIMP educational announcement of October. In this announcement, I plan to explain why I produced so many GIMP courses in the first place, contrast the use of the GIMP with simpler tools like PowerPoint to create graphics, and foreshadow next week’s promotional announcement in which I’ll be offering the rest of my GIMP courses for free.
Why So Many GIMP Courses?
My GIMP for Beginners: Book Covers course was my second Udemy course, ever, produced during my second week recording courses back in June of 2014. Realizing I had more to say when I was done, I produced my GIMP Intermediate course the following week. My first 10 weeks yielded 10 Udemy courses including two more GIMP courses: GIMP Advanced: 3D Book Covers and GIMP & HTML.
I was finally done with the GIMP after all of 10 with Udemy weeks. I thought…
Two years later Udemy contacted me (yes, they actually do that) asking if I’d be interested in producing a 10 hour long ultimate Udemy course. I told them yes but found within a month of spinning my wheels that we didn’t work at the same pace.
However, I brought my idea for the ultimate GIMP course with me to another online training publisher who focuses on shorter (> 10 minutes) project focused classes. There I produced a series of 13 30 minute GIMP classes that became GIMP for Beginners: Complete Project Based Training Series.
Now I have two routes for learning the GIMP: my original book cover oriented series or my newer complete series.
Obviously, if you’re shopping for GIMP courses I recommend my latest GIMP for Beginners: Complte Project Based Training Series.
But don’t fret if you started down an alternate purchasing path. In the final secion of this announcement I explain how you can get all the rest of my GIMP courses for free with next week’s promotional announcement.
The GIMP vs PowerPoint
One other point I want to make is regarding the fact that I now use both the GIMP and PowerPoint to produce graphics. I have courses on using both. Here’s are the major differences:
GIMP: Free, complex, powerful.
PowerPoint: Licensing Fee, simple, moderately powerful.
I use both. I use PowerPoint to knock out some quick graphics and the GIMP if I’m after something more complex.
Consider arming yourself with both tools and accompanying training.
Buy One GIMP Course and Get Them All
On November 1, 2016 I will be sending a promotional announcement to all of my GIMP courses providing free links to all of my GIMP courses.
I’ve created a bit of a dilemma by providing two learning tracks: my 4 original classes and the new merged class.
Look, if you paid me to learn the GIMP, you deserve all I can tell you.
So, keep your eye out for next weeks GIMP promotional announcement to complete your GIMP course collection.
I’ll see you in the classroom,
P.S. If you can’t get enough educational announcements, my next will be sent tomorrow to my self-publishing courses (featured topic: Publishing Your Memiors).