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Easily find a GIMP Help Article on a wide-range of topics, from the basics to how to create artistic and professional images and compositions.

GIMP Basics

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to create a transparent gradient using GIMP. This is a very easy, beginner-friendly technique that allows you to have your image slowly "fade out" to transparency, or basically gradually erase the image. You can follow...

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Where to Download CMYK Color Profiles for GIMP

Where to Download CMYK Color Profiles for GIMP

GIMP support soft proofing CMYK colors while editing your images, meaning you can see what your images would look like printed on paper or another printing medium. Since GIMP edits in RGB color spaces only, this is an effective way to edit your images in GIMP with...

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GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

In this article, I'll be providing an in-depth look at the amazing Handle Transform Tool in GIMP! The Handle Transform tool in GIMP is a unique tool that allows you to place between 1 and 4 handles on your image, then use those handles to transform your layer, image,...

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How to Create Vertical Text in GIMP | Help Article

How to Create Vertical Text in GIMP | Help Article

In this GIMP help article, I'll show you how to create vertical text using the text tool. This is super easy to do and is very beginner friendly. Let's dive in! You can watch the video tutorial below, or skip over it for the full text article version....

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GIMP Photo Editing

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to create a transparent gradient using GIMP. This is a very easy, beginner-friendly technique that allows you to have your image slowly "fade out" to transparency, or basically gradually erase the image. You can follow...

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How to Export Single Layers as Images from GIMP

How to Export Single Layers as Images from GIMP

Welcome back to Davies Media Design, and in this article I’ll be covering how to export single layers from your GIMP composition to any filetype. Here's an example of when you would use this: you've got a composition with a bunch of layers open, but you want to...

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21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

2022 is upon us, and we officially made it through 2021. You know what that means! It's time for my definitive "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the previous year. This list...

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GIMP Graphic Design

GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

In this article, I'll be providing an in-depth look at the amazing Handle Transform Tool in GIMP! The Handle Transform tool in GIMP is a unique tool that allows you to place between 1 and 4 handles on your image, then use those handles to transform your layer, image,...

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Add Strokes to Shapes in GIMP

Add Strokes to Shapes in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to add a stroke to your shapes using a simple, beginner-friendly method. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or skip over it for the full help article version available in 30+ languages....

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How to Create 3D Text in GIMP

How to Create 3D Text in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you a quick and easy beginner-friendly method for creating awesome 3D text using GIMP. GIMP is a free photo editing and graphic design program most similar to Photoshop. You can watch the video version below, or skip over it for...

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21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

2022 is upon us, and we officially made it through 2021. You know what that means! It's time for my definitive "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the previous year. This list...

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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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GIMP Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

How to Create a Transparent Gradient in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to create a transparent gradient using GIMP. This is a very easy, beginner-friendly technique that allows you to have your image slowly "fade out" to transparency, or basically gradually erase the image. You can follow...

read more
21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

2022 is upon us, and we officially made it through 2021. You know what that means! It's time for my definitive "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies Media Design YouTube channel through the previous year. This list...

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GIMP News

GIMP’s $1 Million Bitcoin Problem

GIMP’s $1 Million Bitcoin Problem

The "Donate in Bitcoin" Button A couple weeks ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through various posts on X on the subjects of finance and cryptocurrency (as one does in this modern world), and I noticed that Bitcoin was once again stealing headlines thanks to another of...

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GIMP 3.0 Update: Non-Destructive Editing Complete

GIMP 3.0 Update: Non-Destructive Editing Complete

GIMP's team of volunteer developers have been hard at work creating the emphatically anticipated GIMP 3.0 major release. Working against a self-imposed deadline of early May of 2024, many signs point to the team making great progress since my last GIMP 3.0 update....

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GIMP Tools

GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

GIMP’s Handle Transform Tool In-Depth

In this article, I'll be providing an in-depth look at the amazing Handle Transform Tool in GIMP! The Handle Transform tool in GIMP is a unique tool that allows you to place between 1 and 4 handles on your image, then use those handles to transform your layer, image,...

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Add Strokes to Shapes in GIMP

Add Strokes to Shapes in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to add a stroke to your shapes using a simple, beginner-friendly method. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or skip over it for the full help article version available in 30+ languages....

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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 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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