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GIMP Basics

How to Download & Install GIMP for Windows

How to Download & Install GIMP for Windows

In this article, I'll show you how to download and install the latest version of GIMP, the free photo editor and Photoshop alternative, on a Windows computer. GIMP is safe to download, with a Security Confidence Index score of 97.3%, thanks in part to security checks...

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How to Create Frames from Selections in GIMP

How to Create Frames from Selections in GIMP

Welcome to Davies Media Design, and in this article I'll be showing you how to create frames for your images or graphics using selections in GIMP! With this technique, you can basically create a frame of any shape using selection areas. This is a beginner friendly...

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How to Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP

How to Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP

In this GIMP basics help article I'll be showing you how to copy and paste selections in GIMP. This task is quick and easy, so let's dive right in! Step 1: Draw Your Selection Area I won't go into detail on how to draw or create selections in GIMP as there are a...

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How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

Looking to learn how to draw a rectangle in GIMP? It's super easy and beginner friendly! In this GIMP Help Article, I'll show you how to draw rectangles in GIMP using built-in tools. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or skip over it to read the...

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How to Create Dot Patterns in GIMP (Help Article)

How to Create Dot Patterns in GIMP (Help Article)

In this GIMP Help Article, I'll be showing you how to easily create your own custom dot patterns! You can create patterns of any size for any composition, and this technique covers making your patterns seamless so that they evenly cover any document. Finally, I show...

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GIMP Photo Editing

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

We're halfway through 2021, and you know what that means! It's time for the start of my "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the first half of the year. From photo editor...

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25 GIMP Photo Editing Tutorials for Photographers

25 GIMP Photo Editing Tutorials for Photographers

Photo editing is GIMP's bread and butter - it's what the program was made for after all! GIMP is described first and foremost as a free photo editor - helping you improve the color, sharpness, lighting, etc. of your photos with myriad tools and features that are all...

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How to Edit a Photo in GIMP (10 Steps)

How to Edit a Photo in GIMP (10 Steps)

GIMP is first and foremost a photo editor – it can do many things beyond simple photo editing, but it was built to help everyday people get the best out of their photography. That’s why in this tutorial I’ve decided to show you a simple photo editing process for...

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How to Use the Curves Tool in GIMP

How to Use the Curves Tool in GIMP

The curves tool is a sophisticated way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your image, as well as color correct your image. It is similar to the levels tool in the type of adjustments it makes to your image, as well as the fact that both tools use a histogram to...

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Top 5 Stock Portrait Photographers on Pexels

Top 5 Stock Portrait Photographers on Pexels

Stock photography is a quintessential resource for any designer or photo editor looking to practice their skills, manipulate photos, or create designs for their personal or professional projects. Often times, however, we can spend hours on end looking for the right...

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GIMP Graphic Design

How to Add a Drop Shadow in GIMP

How to Add a Drop Shadow in GIMP

In this article I'll be showing you how to add a drop shadow effect in GIMP using a built-in filter. Drop shadows can be added to text, as well as any object or layer with multiple objects - so long as that layer has an alpha channel (more on that momentarily). I'll...

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10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

We're halfway through 2021, and you know what that means! It's time for the start of my "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the first half of the year. From photo editor...

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21 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials to Master for 2021

21 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials to Master for 2021

GIMP may be a free photo editor, but it has amazing capabilities when it comes to graphic design. With its myriad shape and free-hand selection tools, paths tool, text tool, and live-preview filters (known as GEGL filters) that make certain graphic design techniques...

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How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

Looking to learn how to draw a rectangle in GIMP? It's super easy and beginner friendly! In this GIMP Help Article, I'll show you how to draw rectangles in GIMP using built-in tools. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or skip over it to read the...

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10 Logo Color Combinations for Your Design Projects

10 Logo Color Combinations for Your Design Projects

 Looking for great color combinations to use in your graphic design or logo projects? You're in luck! I've put together 10 awesome color schemes below - which each include the name of the color and the HEX code for the color (which you can copy and paste into your...

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Split Images for Instagram Grid Using GIMP (Help Article)

Split Images for Instagram Grid Using GIMP (Help Article)

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to split or slice your images for Instagram in order to create an Instagram grid. With GIMP, this task is super easy and doesn’t require any third-party plugins. All the features for this tutorial come with the GIMP program by...

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GIMP Photo Manipulation

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

We're halfway through 2021, and you know what that means! It's time for the start of my "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the first half of the year. From photo editor...

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20 GIMP Photo Manipulation Tutorials for 2020

20 GIMP Photo Manipulation Tutorials for 2020

GIMP is a free photo manipulation program most similar to Photoshop that allows you the freedom to create any photo composition you want. It has evolved over the years (especially in 2020) to become a powerful piece of software for creating digital art or for...

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Create Realistic Wall Graphics in GIMP with Color to Alpha

Create Realistic Wall Graphics in GIMP with Color to Alpha

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you an easy way to create textured, realistic wall graphics using GIMP! The result not only contains realistic shading and texture, but also allows other elements such as vegetation to realistically cover up the graphic. This method...

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30 FREE Rain Overlays for GIMP in HD

30 FREE Rain Overlays for GIMP in HD

Want to add rain to your photo editing or photo manipulation projects in GIMP? Now you can! I’ve created a totally free Rain Overlay pack that includes 30 unique rain images overlayed on a black background in full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px). These JPEG photos can...

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GIMP News

GIMP vs Krita – Which is the better free Photo Editor?

GIMP vs Krita – Which is the better free Photo Editor?

GIMP and Krita are both at the top of their respective categories in the free software space, with GIMP being the best free photo editor by far and Krita arguably the best digital painting app. However, Krita has been introducing many intriguing photo editing features...

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20 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2020

20 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2020

2020 was an insanely crazy year to say the least. However, despite the chaos, Davies Media Design has still managed to put out quite a few GIMP tutorials on the subjects of photo editing, photo manipulation, graphic design, and Photoshop vs. GIMP - among other things....

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GIMP Tools

How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

How to Draw a Rectangle in GIMP

Looking to learn how to draw a rectangle in GIMP? It's super easy and beginner friendly! In this GIMP Help Article, I'll show you how to draw rectangles in GIMP using built-in tools. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or skip over it to read the...

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How to Create Custom Guides in GIMP

How to Create Custom Guides in GIMP

Creating guides inside GIMP is a bit of a limited task as of the time of this tutorial. However, there are some very simple and effective workarounds to achieve custom guides at any angle and any position to help you accurately place objects or paint at angles. And...

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How to Transform Paths in GIMP

How to Transform Paths in GIMP

In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to transform paths using GIMP. This is a very easy task to accomplish and can help expand your skill-set for photo editing and graphic design when working in GIMP. It is useful whenever you need to change the shape, position,...

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How to Scale a Selection in GIMP

How to Scale a Selection in GIMP

In this tutorial, I'll be demonstrating the easy process for scaling a selection in GIMP. I'll be using GIMP 2.10.18 for this tutorial, which is the latest version of GIMP at the time of this article. You can also view the video version of this tutorial below, or skip...

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How to Use the Curves Tool in GIMP

How to Use the Curves Tool in GIMP

The curves tool is a sophisticated way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your image, as well as color correct your image. It is similar to the levels tool in the type of adjustments it makes to your image, as well as the fact that both tools use a histogram to...

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