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DHC Open Source Toolkit Workshop Series: Photoshopping without Photoshop

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture is pleased to announce the seventh of its ongoing workshops for the Open Source Toolkit. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the DHC team this coming Monday to learn about using GIMP, a free, open source alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop image editing program. The workshop takes place on Monday, May 5, from 12:15–1:15 p.m. in Stabley Library, room 201.

Monday’s will be an exciting presentation of GIMP, a free, open source, cross-platform, and highly capable image editing program. Resident image magicians Eliza Albert and Kenneth Sherwood will discuss good reasons to use GIMP and demonstrate some of the program’s most popular features.

This workshop will focus on practical, everyday uses of GIMP, including common operations such as image cropping, red eye removal, layer blending, and that holy grail of image effects: making the background of an image disappear.

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for hands-on experimentation and provide participants with the Open Source toolkit, which includes a portable version of GIMP, already installed.
Additional information about the workshop series is available on the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture website. Questions also may be directed to the DHC by e-mail at iupdhc@gmail.com.

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