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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You can play with the other parameters, but they have sensible defaults. Another brilliant quick painting vid this time focused on Miku. Now add a new layer to the image with the help of the New Layer button in the layers dialog. You can use tutorlal program for photo editing, icon design, and plenty of other things. Just be warned this is a pretty technical painting. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you should be able to understand most of it.

This tutorial can help you get there.

It will be active which can be seen from the fact that it has a blue background in the layers dialog. Then blur your layer and adjust the transparency with the slider so the background will shine through: The tutorial is not guided so there is no narrative or voiceover. Here are two tutorials about paths — one about Bezier selections and one about drawing shapes.

The total time in real-world hours to complete this piece was over 5 hours so it makes sense that the artist sped it up. Now make sure you uncheck the button again and move the layer some pixels to the right and downwards.

Also the GUI is very different so learning the interface will take some time.

It is pretty quick but it also covers a lot of detail with a focus on the anime art style. Using the layer menu you will have noticed the entry Duplicate Layer.


40+ Best Free GIMP Tutorials For Beginners (Drawing & Painting)

You get to see his gimos and his final color choices. Painting your own creatures can be really fun, but it requires an understanding of the software first. Most speedpainting videos go igmps fast and usually rely on background music.

Use the bumpmap plugin with the blurred text layer as a bumpmap on the plasma layer. You may struggle at first but if you stick with it you can design some beautiful work on any OS with this program. Layers and layer masks are also a core concept in GIMP.

I think these tutorials not only teach you GIMP, but also give you a fantastic overview of exactly what it can do. If you are looking for where to start, here is an introduction to GIMP scripting. That means if you buy something we get a small commission at no extra cost to you learn more. This tutorial covers the whole process in great depth. Specifically this one to start with created by Natalie Beth.

GIMP script borrows from Perl. Super easy to follow with a very clear process. If you want to get into painting environments then check out this awesome video covering a landscape painting in GIMP. But we can easily avoid the picture getting pixel-steps by leaving still a smooth transition between opaque and transparent parts of the layer.

Now if you want something a little more complex check out this speedpaint video featuring Charmeleon, Bulbasaur, and Totodile.

40+ Best Free GIMP Tutorials For Beginners (Drawing & Painting)

Or if you have two monitors! I highly recommend checking out this minute intro to GIMP.

High-end Design on a Low-end Budget? You can use the move tool to move the text where you like to have it. There is certainly no shortage of GIMP tutorials, and even some of the less up-to-date tutorials often still offer value. On this page, the first section of our ever growing? Use the plasma plugin to make this layer a little colorful: At the end, leave the new white layer visible and active. If you want to tuhorial how to mix colors in GIMP, check this.


So give this a shot but make sure you already have some comfort with basic painting first. 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. I hope this list speed you along the journey.

The Basics Tutorial

This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program. Finally we come to this massive intro tutorial for all GIMP users. You can paint over the text with a paint tool or simply drag a black color from the color selector and drop it over the image. Make sure you check the Keep Transparency option the little box next to the layer mode and then fill that duplicated layer with black. Tutoria this should be the very first step you take before ever trying to paint in GIMP.

Make sure you have the mask of the top layer selected and the layer is activated. Choose it to be white. An updated version of this tutorial can be found here: