Prerequisite: Installation of the GIMP on your computer, and a basic understanding of the tools outlined in A GIMP Tutorial now archived in the Academy. Rather than bore us all to tears describing all the GIMP can do, I will just work with it and describe what I am doing as we go. We'll start by creating a new Avitar. Please feel free to ask any questions as we go. I begin the new image by starting the GIMP, and selecting "New..." from the File menu. Then enter a size 0f 300 X 300 pixels and make sure the Image type is RGB unless you want black and white.