Oct 08 2013

Best of GIMP: 40 Professional Tutorials to Level Up your Skills

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The Gimp is where you go, if you don’t go for Photoshop. There is no other free alternative with such a grand feature-set. There is only little that can’t be done using Gimp. The large community behind the project works on getting this little even smaller. Did you know that there are really great tutorials out there, not only to help you get started? In fact, the tutorial scene behind Gimp does not need to hide in any way. We’ve curated the best of the best tutorials in the following article..

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Tutorial: The creepy zombie hand of death!

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 5 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp1

© devvv

Tutorial: Glow FX extreme

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Light Effect
gimp2

© devvv

Creating a Diorama Effect

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: Gimper
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp3

© Gimper

Graffiti Tutorial

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: sglider12
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Text Effect
gimp4

© sglider12

Light Painting in Gimp

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.in
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp5

© Starlight86

How to make Photographs Vintage in GIMP

Website: scottphotographics.com
Created by: Michael Scott
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp6

© Michael Scott

How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation in GIMP

Website: scottphotographics.com
Created by: Michael Scott
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp7

© Michael Scott

Brains Icon

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: Gimper
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Icon Design
gimp8

© Gimper

Make An Extremely Real Letter In GIMP

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: Gimper165
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp9

© Gimper165

Process: Full Spectrum Circle Effect

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Color Effect
gimp10

© Starlight86

 

Split-toning in GIMP

Website: gimp-tutorials.ne
Created by: Gimper
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp11

© Gimper

The Ultimate Gimp Planet Tutorial

Website: mygimptutorial.com
Created by: mygimptutorial.com
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp12

© mygimptutorial.com

Gimp Tutorial: Experiment on 3D Text Effect in Gimp

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Text Effect
gimp13

© Starlight86

Gimp Tutorial: Creating Dark Surreal Image in Gimp and Irfan View

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp14

© Starlight86

Glossy bolt tutorial in GIMP

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: sglider12
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Icon Design
gimp15b

© sglider12

Gimp Tutorial: Add HDR-like effect to a normal potrait picture

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp16

© Starlight86

Tutorial: Masking hair with fine strands

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Masking
gimp17

© devvv

Leopard’s Aurora Borealis wallpaper in GIMP

Website: abduzeedo.com
Created by: Abduzeedo
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp18

© Abduzeedo

Making Skies dramatic in GIMP

Website: scottphotographics.com
Created by: Michael Scott
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp19

© Michael Scott

Tutorial: Creating a Vista-like wallpaper

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp20

© devvv

 

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Gimp

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: sick
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Light Effect
gimp21

© sick

Creative Composition

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: ajit
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp22

© ajit

Gimp Tutorial: Awesome Bokeh Effect in Gimp

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp23

© Starlight86

Tutorial: Beautiful Parrot Photo Manipulation in Gimp

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: starlight86
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp24

© starlight86

Creating Fireball and Explosion effect in Gimp

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: starlight86
Difficulty Level: 5 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp25

© starlight86

Cool Typography Design Poster in Gimp

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Text Effect
gimp26

© Starlight86

Beautiful Planet Effect in Gimp Tutorial

Website: puteraaladin.blogspot.de
Created by: Starlight86
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp27

© Starlight86

Tutorial: Exploding Planet

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 4 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp28

© devvv

Sun Ray Effect

Website: gimp-tutorials.net
Created by: roy
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp29

© roy

Recoloring Eyes for Gimp

Website: droz928.deviantart.com
Created by: Jacob Dillon
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Manipulation
gimp30

© Jacob Dillon

Draw An Angry Cat

Website: kalaalog.com
Created by: kalaalog.com
Difficulty Level: 5 of 6
Topic: Digital Painting
gimp31

© kalaalog.com

Tutorial: Splash Screen: Create a colorful stream of light with particles

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp32

© devvv

Gimp tutorial – How to create a nice dotted background

Website: armino.ro
Created by: Armino
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Texture
gimp33

© Armino

Tutorial: Infrared / Monochrome Effect

Website: gimpusers.com
Created by: devvv
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp34

© devvv

Creating an Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

Website: sglider12.blogspot.de
Created by: Sarah Davison
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Composition
gimp35

© Sarah Davison

Create a real photo print

Website: gimp.pixtuts.com
Created by: gimp.pixtuts.com
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp36

© gimp.pixtuts.com

Photomanipulating Nebula Clouds -Tutorial for Gimp

Website: alienbu.deviantart.com
Created by: AlienBU
Difficulty Level: 3 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp37

© AlienBU

Gimp DROSTE effect TUTORIAL

Website: lostknightkg.deviantart.com
Created by: lostknightkg
Difficulty Level: 1 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp38

© lostknightkg

How to remove the background from an image using the Gimp

Website: tutorialgeek.blogspot.de
Created by: tutorialgeek.blogspot.de
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Masking
gimp39

© tutorialgeek.blogspot.de

How to make a photograph Lomographic in GIMP

Website: scottphotographics.com
Created by: Michael Scott
Difficulty Level: 2 of 6
Topic: Effect
gimp40

© Michael Scott

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About the Author

Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer, book author and designed with over 10 years of experience. He is also a creative mind behind Photoshop Weblog, a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

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