Here is another video in our beginners series of 'How to' Gimp tutorials
This beginner tutorial explores how to create a focal point (make one part of the image stand out) using the program Gimp. In this video we look at how to use a selection tool and quick mask to highlight (isolate) a key feature and separate it from the background. We then apply a filter to blur the background creating a focal point on the clear section of the image.
Even if you are completely new to using Gimp this should be easy enough to follow. Have the video open while you work on a project and trying watching just a few instructions on screen at a time, pausing in-between.