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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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Alternatively have a look at this huge gallery of tutorials all on DeviantArt. Use the plasma plugin to make this layer a little colorful: Choose it to be white. It totals about 15 minutes with plenty of details on the interface, painting techniques, and how to pick up GIMP from scratch. It actually ran so long that they broke this into three parts!

Layers and layer masks are also a core concept in GIMP. This post may contain affiliate links. This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program. You can scan in your work and get it looking spiffy with minutes of work following this tutorial. It may vary based on your tablet resolution but most pressure sensitivity works the same.

The Basics Tutorial

GIMP script borrows from Perl. Many artists prefer to work traditionally first, then import those sketches into a digital design program.

Granted Bob Ross worked in traditional mediums so it feels very different using a digital program. This tutorial provides five ways to use shade and lightning in GIMP.


So give this a shot but make sure you already have some comfort with basic painting first. You can do so many things with them! Use the layer dialog menu to Anchor Layer, which will anchor the floating selection into the previous activated layer which is the mask of the plasma layer in our case.

You might be thinking that mixing colors is so easy there is no need to have a tutorial about but even experienced users will have what to learn from the tutorial.

Really this should be the very first step you take before ever trying to paint in GIMP. You can use this program for photo editing, icon design, and plenty of other things. The process is fully narrated so you can easily follow along.

But I think the content speaks for itself. Of course, there are few limits to what you can accomplish with GIMP once you achieve mastery. Use the bumpmap plugin with the blurred text layer as a bumpmap on the plasma layer.

GIMP – The Basics Tutorial

Getting back onto the futorial side we have this video from artist Johan Brits. I think these tutorials not only teach you GIMP, but also give you a fantastic overview of exactly what it can do.

The document lists all tutorisl by group blur, enhance, distort, light and shadow, noise, edge-detect, artistic, etc. This last section contains the most difficult but probably the most interesting stuff — advanced tutorials.


Another brilliant quick painting vid this time focused on Miku. The text effects are organized in different categories — nature, metal, light, ice, glass, fire, 3D, abstract, simple, etc.

If you want to do line art with GIMP then this tutorial is sure to please. Now make sure you uncheck the tuutorial again and move the layer some pixels to the right and downwards. Make sure you check the Keep Transparency option the little box next to the layer mode and then fill that duplicated layer with black.

Cage Transform is a slick tool to help you correct or create perspective gipms. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you should be able to rutorial most of it. It totals over a half hour with clear instructions on how to draw your own version of Nebula in GIMP. You can play with the other parameters, but they have sensible defaults.