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Orbit: Game Art – GIMP Basics

July 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This month’s Game Art meetup will feature an introduction to the basics of GIMP.

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a free and open source raster graphics editor used for such tasks as photo retouching, image editing, and free-form drawing, It is one of the oldest and most popular free alternatives to Photoshop, and has been in widespread use since its initial release 23 years ago.

This is an interactive lesson that will emphasize skill acquisition over art production. No previous experience with GIMP is needed to participate, but we do ask that you please visit https://www.gimp.org/ and install the tool prior to the meeting.

NOTE: This is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau

For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.


Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you!

The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media.

The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.


Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.


July 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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