Navigating Gimp

To download the .PDF version of this guide click here.

Open the ‘Gimp’

You should see 3 windows.

To the left is the toolbox, you can use the tools here to design your image.
In the middle is the picture you are working on we call this the

To the right is the layers window

Gimp lets us place the different parts of an image on different layers.
Layers are like sheets of plastic that you can see through.

Open the file ‘neil here.xcf‘.

Each of the pictures that that make up the image above, is on a different

You can turn them on or off by clicking the ‘eye’ button to the
left of each layer in the layers window.


In the toolbox, click twice on the magnifying glass.

Click on the image you are working on to Zoom In.

Hold down the ‘Ctrl’ button on your keyboard and click to Zoom Out.

Moving things

In the Layers Window
Select a layer you would like to move.
In the Toolbox, click twice on the button that looks like a cross.

Click on the image that you would like to move, keep your finger down on the mouse & move the mouse to where you would like the image to go.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: