GIMP

GIMP water reflection tutorial
Create A Reflective Water Effect with GIMP
Create A Reflective Water Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take any image and make it appear as if it is reflected in water. The interesting part of this process is that we won’t be using any actual images of water – it’s just a reflection of the image itself with some design magic added! The…

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GIMP color menu opens off screen
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

GIMP recently released version 2.10, and as is often the case with new software releases, there’s still some kinks that need to be worked out. In this post I’ll be addressing a particular problem that I’ve been encountering myself since upgrading — the GIMP color menu opening off of the screen. When you click to…

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GIMP reduce file size PNG
How To Reduce PNG File Size By 400% with GIMP
How To Reduce PNG File Size By 400% with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to reduce the file size of your PNG images by 400%, and without losing much quality. Why Reduce File Size? If you’ve ever created a website that you wanted to do well in Google Search, you probably already know that site speed is a significant factor.…

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Delete background to transparent with GIMP
4 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP
4 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP 1024 601 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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Business card designed with gimp
Design Print Ready Business Cards with GIMP
Design Print Ready Business Cards with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to design a print-ready US standard size 3.5″x2″ business card with a 0.25″ bleed and safe area, set at 350 DPI. These are the typical settings used by your average print shop, including online print services like VistaPrint and GotPrint. However, if you’re working…

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Face stretched with GIMP
Pixel Stretch Effect with GIMP
Pixel Stretch Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a pixel stretch effect using GIMP. This is a rather simple technique that would make for a great first tutorial if you’re new to GIMP. The effect will work on virtually every image, but I do recommend using images where your subject is either completely…

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Light burst effect GIMP tutorial
GIMP Light Burst Video Tutorial
GIMP Light Burst Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can give you text a colorful light burst effect using GIMP version 2.8. The focus of this lesson will be using motion blurs. The following is a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve the result. Skip to the end of the post if you’d like to…

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Logo stickers made with GIMP
Turn Logos Into Stickers Using GIMP
Turn Logos Into Stickers Using GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a logo and turn it into a sticker using GIMP version 2.8. We’ll be creating the illusion that the stickers are stacked on top of each other in a messy pile, and we’ll also be creating another variation with a peel effect where it appears that…

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Paper cutout effect made with GIMP
GIMP Tutorial: Paper Cutout Letters
GIMP Tutorial: Paper Cutout Letters 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create paper cutout letters using GIMP version 2.8. This lesson isn’t just limited to letters though — this can also be applied to logos, icons, entire words, or anything else that has a transparent background. An outline of the steps will be depicted below. Skip to…

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Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design
Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Many times I’ve been asked to create tutorials demonstrating how to design a logo in GIMP. Theoretically, a logo could be designed in GIMP, and I have demonstrated how to do so, but you should really look elsewhere for logo design. Using GIMP to design a logo is like using a fork to cut a…

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