GIMP

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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Making new layer from a selection in GIMP
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating a rather simple (but useful) technique: making your selection a new layer in GIMP. This will be quite a brief tutorial, but I see that a lot of users are searching Google with this question, so let’s help them out. Step 1: Make A Selection Go ahead and grab yourself a…

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Erasing to transparency with GIMP
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Update 12/2/2018: Added new information relevant to GIMP version 2.10. Today I’ll be addressing a very common problem many of you run into when using the eraser tool in GIMP. I get asked this question a lot: why isn’t the eraser tool erasing to transparency? Instead, it may be erasing to white, black, or some…

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Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP
Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’m going to do something I haven’t yet done, and that’s create a tutorial where I use both Inkscape and GIMP together to create an end product. Inkscape and GIMP are incredibly valuable design tools, but they serve different purposes. Inkscape is meant for vector creation, whereas GIMP is meant for photo manipulation. Since…

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Create CSGO Skins with GIMP
Create Custom CS GO Skins with GIMP
Create Custom CS GO Skins with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I know my audience well enough to know that a large portion of you are gamers. Exactly how many of you are PC games who play Counter Strike: Global Offense is beyond me, but I figured I’d make this post anyway for potential search traffic, because there’s not many resources about this as it currently…

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