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, you can't always avoid things like lens distortion. Here's how to fix lens distortion in just a few minutes using GIMP. . . 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 I'll be finishing up the series by demonstrating the final four: Hue, Saturation, Color and Value.. . . 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 we'll be examining these five: Difference, Addition, Subtraction, Darken, and Lighten.. . . 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 GIMP.. . . 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 easy-to-understand tutorial explains some of the more common blending modes.. . . 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 similar - follow along to learn how to digitally color (or hand-tint) a black and white photo in GIMP.. . . read more
Some of your favorite photos may look great with a vintage sepia tone. Using an image editor like GIMP, that transformation is very easy to accomplish. Your first step is to start by scanning a photo into GIMP or by opening up a digital photograph already on your computer.. . . read more
There are three ways to create brushes in GIMP, but let's start off by adjusting an existing brush. With the brush tool selected in your tools palette, click on the icon that shows what brush tip you currently have selected.. . . read more
If you're a traditional artist, transferring your skills to a digital format can be both frustrating and rewarding. Luckily, with a Wacom pen and tablet things get a bit easier.. . . read more
Once your digital drawing tablet is installed on your computer, there are some settings you'll need to customize before you can use it in GIMP. If you own a PC, go to your start button, open up control panel and click on the Pen Tablet icon.. . . 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 eye-catching text. The following tutorial will show you some quick and easy ways to create those text effects.. . . 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.. . . 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 even when you're finished drawing. We'll begin with a basic heart shape just to learn how it works. . .. . . read more
One of the really fun things that artists can do with “photo manipulation” software is create digital paintings. Today I'll show you how to use some of GIMP's basic tools to create your own digital artwork.. . . read more

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