Welcome to image editing month!

It's a brand new month and a brand new theme!

Every month means a new creative digital theme and workflow explainers! February is image editing month!

Throughout the month we’ll be bringing you photo inspiration and video explainers to help you get started with free and paid photo editing software. Here’s what we’ll be covering in the explainers:

  • Resizing images
  • Rotating and cropping images
  • Applying basic colour correction
  • Adding text to an image
  • Creating single-colour images to use as backgrounds

All these workflows are suitable for BEGINNERS, so if you’ve never opened an image editing application, welcome aboard!

What software will we be using?

If you’re just starting out you needn’t spend a penny – We’ll be using GIMP to cover all five of the above topics.

Even friendlier for beginners, Corel PaintShop Pro offers a gentle learning curve and lots of built-in ‘extras’. Grab a 30 day demo now if you’d like to play along. This software offers one-time pricing after the demo expires, with regular discounting.

Photoshop needs no introduction. We’ll also be covering all the beginner workflows above using this industry-standard software. Again, if you’re a brand new user you can get a free demo.

Photoshop is part of Adobe’s subscription ‘Photography plan’, which is around 10 pounds a month in the UK and 10 dollars a month in the US at time of writing. It’s also part of the wider ‘Creative Cloud’ suite of applications, for which a subscription runs to around 50 pounds / dollars a month.

We’ll be starting our explainer series on 7 Feb with PaintShop Pro – Don’t miss it!