GIMP (Free Image Editor) course

Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 16:00

Led by Elvin Mullinger (SyAS), these will be offered as two-part courses (introduction and advanced) with a choice of two different dates. Introduction courses will be from 10:00-14:00 and on either Friday 5 April or Saturday 13 April. The advanced follow-up course will run from 10:00-16:00 and be either Tuesday 16 April or Saturday 4 May. The venue is at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE). 


Digital Line Drawing for Archaeology introduction
The course will involve looking at the installation and setup of GIMP for line drawing; an overview and description of the screen and basic functions; a demonstration and practice drawing simple shapes; demonstration by use of a computer graphics tablet; basics of image manipulation, copying cutting and pasting; working with digital drawing layers; use of text, scaling and measuring; and saving and exporting files to common file types.


Digital Line Drawing for Archaeology follow-up workshop
The follow-on course will consist of a review of the GIMP introduction course; demonstration and practice digitising drawings from photographs and scanned pencil sketches (trench sections, pot sherds and lithics); standards – Historic England and SyAS; manipulating, scaling and joining sketches; file organisation and backing up.


Email outreach@surreyarchaeology.org.uk to book. 


*Please note that a laptop and computer mouse are needed for this course*
 

Postal Address: 
Abinger Research Centre
Hackhurst Lane
Abinger
RH5 6SE