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GIMP Help: Tips, Advice, and Tutorials on How to Use GIMP

Taking good pictures of your artwork can be quite challenging. Even if you've gotten a handle on basic photography techniques,. . . read more

Over the past few weeks we've explored nearly all of the layer blending modes found in GIMP and Photoshop, so in today's article. . . read more

So many blending modes, so little time. . . Up until now we've looked at the more common blending modes, but in today's article. . . read more

Last week I demonstrated several blending modes used in GIMP and Photoshop, such as Multiply, Divide, Overlay, and Screen. Today I'll be exploring four more: Dodge, Burn, Hard Light and Soft Light plus a few bonus modes found only in. . . read more

Blending modes are a great way to change the effects of layers in Photoshop or GIMP - as long as you know how they work. This. . . read more

In my last GIMP tutorial I showed you how to make a sepia-tone photo from a color photo. Today we're going to do something. . . read more

Some of your favorite photos may look great with a vintage sepia tone. Using an image editor like GIMP, that transformation is. . . read more

By Margot Dinardi, permanent contributing writer for EmptyEasel.com. GIMP provides many useful brushes right out of the box, but from time to time you still may need to create a special brush that isn't offered. There are three ways to create brushes in GIMP. Your first option is to take an existing brush and edit it, then save. . . read more

If you're a traditional artist, transferring your skills to a digital format can be both frustrating and rewarding. Luckily, with. . . read more

Once your digital drawing tablet is installed on your computer, there are some settings you'll need to customize before you can. . . read more

Many artists use GIMP just to create digital paintings or edit photos, but it also has some great built-in features for making. . . read more

Photomontage is an art form where multiple photos are combined to create one image, similar to collage. In today's tutorial I'll be showing you several techniques for creating a digital photomontage using GIMP. Before we get to that, however, the first thing you'll need is a bunch of images on a subject that interests you. NOTE: I'm going to skip the whole copyright discussion for now. . . read more

In today's tutorial I'll show you how to use the Pen tool in GIMP to create beautiful lines and shapes that remain adjustable. . . read more

One of the really fun things that artists can do with “photo manipulation” software is create digital paintings. Today I'll. . . read more

Even with our best efforts, photographs of paintings and other 2D artwork don't always come out looking like the real thing.. . . read more

One of the first things that artists might want to do in GIMP is to format images of their artwork for the internet—perhaps for an art blog or an online gallery. In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to crop and resize an image in GIMP using a fairly high resolution image from NASA. If you haven't yet installed GIMP (a free alternative to Photoshop for editing images) you should probably. . . read more

GIMP is an open source alternative to Photoshop that is available for both PCs and Macs. In today's article, I'm going to explain. . . read more

If you want to edit photos or create digital artwork, GIMP is a great free alternative to Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS3.. . . read more

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