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GIMP Help: Tips, Advice, and Tutorials on How to Use GIMP (the Free Image Editor)

Welcome to our GIMP tutorial section! Any artist can use the free GIMP photo editor to edit images for a portfolio or website. Learn how to crop your art, resize your photos, use color adjustment filters, even create digital paintings! Best of all, since GIMP is free editing software (basically a free Photoshop alternative) you'll save money for more art supplies. :)

If you're not sure why you'd want to use an image editor like GIMP, here's the short answer: photos of your art are never as good as seeing the original artwork in person. No matter how good your camera is, it always distorts the color, crop, and overall look of your art. And that's where GIMP comes in handy.

After only a few beginner GIMP tutorials, you'll be able to make your artwork photos look just as good as your original artwork does in real life.

Learn more with our free GIMP tutorials below:

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. . . if you've been following my latest tutorials you'll know that over the past few weeks I've been demonstrating all the different blending modes available in GIMP and Photoshop. Up until now we've looked at the most common blending modes—. . . read more

Last week I demonstrated several blending modes used in GIMP and Photoshop, such as Multiply, Divide, Overlay, and Screen. Today. . . 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 similar—follow along to learn how to digitally color a black and white photo in GIMP. Step 1. Find a black and white (or grayscale) image The image I. . . 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

There are three ways to create brushes in GIMP, but let's start off by adjusting an existing brush. With the brush tool 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. In the following paragraphs I'll be going through the process I use to create a digital painting in GIMP with my Wacom tablet. If you're new to digital painting, make sure to check out last week's tutorial on. . . 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

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