This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you.

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Then blur your layer gjmps adjust the transparency with the slider so the background will shine through: Of course, there tuorial few limits to what you can accomplish with GIMP once you achieve mastery.

An updated version of this tutorial can be found here: That means if you buy something we get a small commission at no extra cost to you learn more. Really this should be the very first step you take before ever trying to paint in GIMP.

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In such cases, a good tutorial about GIMP filters, for instance this onecan help a lot. Now still on the plasma layer choose Add layer mask from the layer dialog menu. These differences go beyond pure cosmetics.

GIMP is a very popular graphic program, and though not as popular as Photoshop, there are a good many designers who use it as their first choice. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you should be able to understand most of it. Vectors paths are another key concept in GIMP. Alternatively have a look at this huge gallery of tutorials all on DeviantArt.

This tutorial covers the whole process in great depth. High-end Design on a Low-end Budget? This last section contains the most difficult but probably the most interesting stuff — advanced tutorials. Resources Digital Painting Disclosure: Most speedpainting videos go so fast and usually rely on background music. But once you understand the style you may want to start working on it digitally.


But it does have so many features that you need to learn as you go. Getting back onto the painting side we have this video from artist Johan Brits. The fictional character Nebula is the focus of this painting tutorial. Generate isolated parts of a picture and combine them with a random background.

The Basics Tutorial

The basic idea of layers is easy to grasp but if ttorial want to go a bit beyond it, this ebook is a great read. Now activate the text layer again. On this page, the first section of our ever growing?

In GIMP filters are an institution. This tutorial provides five tutorlal to use shade and lightning in GIMP. Here is a tutorial to teach you how to use it to achieve a vintage effect. You should have some knowledge of digital art before trying to follow along with the artist Karolina Twardosz who you can also follow on Tumblr.

At the end, leave the new white layer visible and active. Or if you have two monitors!

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I mostly recommend this for anyone new to GIMP or digital drawing in general. Super easy to follow with a very clear process.

However, when you are a GIMP newbie, this array of filters might seem hard to conquer. The video totals about 32 minutes and it really does walk you through the entire process gimpss.


Just be warned this is a pretty technical painting.

Ever wanted to draw anime style characters? The purpose of this article is to not just to help you learn GIMP, but also to show you just what it is capable of producing.

Using the layer menu you will have gimpz the entry Duplicate Layer. Also the GUI is very different so learning the interface will take some time. You should now have one layer with black text on white background.

GIMP – The Basics Tutorial

If you love Japanese-style character art or general anime art then give this timps a bookmark for future viewing. For a more general approach to digital painting you might prefer a freeform tutorial on using GIMP for digital art.

One such example using GIMP shows him painting a retro-style engineer character from scratch. It is pretty quick but it also covers a lot of detail with a focus on the anime art style. Learning GIMP can turorial intimidating at first.

One related video is this one on pressure sensitivity. Of course, you can use QuickMasks for much more than this. It will be active which can be seen from the fact that it has a blue background in the layers dialog.