GIMP Help

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:

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.
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.
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.
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.
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. . .
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.
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 using GIMP.
If you want to edit photos or create digital artwork, GIMP is a great free alternative to Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS3. (The name GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, by the way.) Here's how to download and install GIMP on your own computer.