GIMP

GTA load screen effect with GIMP
Turn Yourself Into a GTA Load Screen with GIMP
Turn Yourself Into a GTA Load Screen with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to make a photo have a similar art style to the load screens from the Grand Theft Auto video game series. The style demonstrated in this tutorial is more like the load screens used in GTA4 rather than GTA5, but it still has that…

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All 39 GIMP tools explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be giving you a rundown of all 39 tools found in GIMP, along with a brief explanation of what they do. I’ve put together a 15-minute video demonstration at the top of the page if you want to check that out. Otherwise you can continue on to the written format. Enjoy!…

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GIMP dual lighting effect
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to create a dual lighting effect where it appears as if the subject has colored lights shining on them. The colors I’ll be using in this demonstration are pink and blue. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this…

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10 hidden secrets in GIMP
10 Hidden Features in GIMP That Will Surely Improve Your Workflow
10 Hidden Features in GIMP That Will Surely Improve Your Workflow 800 470 Nick Saporito

GIMP is a photo editing powerhouse that allows you to manipulate your images in virtually any way possible, and for a free piece of software, the amount of features it has to offer is really quite impressive. In this post I’ll be going over 10 of the more obscure features that you may not know…

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3D Text Effect with GIMP
How To Create 3D Text with GIMP
How To Create 3D Text with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a 3D text effect with GIMP. This is a tutorial that I did a few years ago, but I feel like I glossed over some important details in that video, and GIMP has undergone quite a few updates since then, so I figure this would be…

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5 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP
5 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to delete an image’s background to transparent while leaving the subject in place. There’s a variety of ways to accomplish this with GIMP, but I’ll be covering the main methods that are easiest to apply as a beginner. The method you should use depends on…

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Interlocking letters logo made with GIMP
How To Create An Interlocking Letter Logo with GIMP
How To Create An Interlocking Letter Logo with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a logo with GIMP where two letters intersect with each other. This would be a great tutorial for a beginner or first-time user of GIMP who wants to create their own logo using their initials. The brilliance of this sort of logo is in its simplicity…

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GIMP word art logo
How To Create Word Art Logos with GIMP
How To Create Word Art Logos with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create simple word art-style logos using a piece of free design software known as GIMP. For this example we’ll be creating a silhouette tracing of a buffalo with the letters of the word “buffalo” making up the silhouette. Normally I don’t use GIMP for logo design because…

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GIMP snowfall effect
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to add falling snow to any image using GIMP. We’ll be generating the snow effect from scratch with the HSV noise filter. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions please watch the video tutorial at the…

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GIMP Distressed Effect
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use layer masking to apply textures to objects in GIMP in order to create a distressed effect. This is good for giving your designs an aged, worn, vintage sort of appeal. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to apply this distressed effect…

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