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GIMP Basics

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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20 GIMP Tutorials for Beginners in 2020

20 GIMP Tutorials for Beginners in 2020

Are you brand new to the GIMP photo editor? Want to learn the basics of how to use it, while also getting some real-world examples that show GIMP's features in action? You've come to the right place! Davies Media Design has been creating GIMP tutorials since 2011, 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 Make Your Toolbox a Single Column in GIMP

How to Make Your Toolbox a Single Column in GIMP

GIMP's user interface has come a long way over the years - but to take full advantage of it, you have to know how to customize it. For example, GIMP now offers a single-column toolbox for a more minimal and professional looking workspace. However if you aren't...

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How to Save Selections in GIMP

How to Save Selections in GIMP

In this article, I’ll be showing you how to save selections in GIMP, as well as how to export selection areas from one composition and import those selections into another composition. I have a video version of this tutorial, which you can watch below, or you can skip...

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The Best Free Brushes for GIMP in 2020

The Best Free Brushes for GIMP in 2020

In this article, I'll be providing you links to what I think are the best free brushes to download for GIMP. All of the brushes are linked to Deviant Art pages, which is a trusted resource for downloading assets for GIMP (especially with Deviant Art recently updating...

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GIMP Photo Editing

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...

read more
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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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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How to Install the G’MIC-QT Plugin for GIMP on a MAC

How to Install the G’MIC-QT Plugin for GIMP on a MAC

G'MIC is a fast-growing free plug-in that adds a ton of image processing functionality and general image editing and manipulation effects to GIMP. As a result of the software's growing popularity, GIMP users have been heading over to the creator's website in droves to...

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GIMP Graphic Design

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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10 Best Free Fonts for GIMP (from Google Fonts)

10 Best Free Fonts for GIMP (from Google Fonts)

Finding free, reliable fonts to download and install for GIMP can be a real pain - especially when you're not sure if a font is safe or will be compatible with GIMP. In this tutorial, I've compiled a list of what I believe are the 10 best free fonts for GIMP. I have...

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Wrap Text Around a Circle in GIMP 2.10

Wrap Text Around a Circle in GIMP 2.10

Want to wrap your text around a circle? Good news - It's really easy to do in GIMP 2.10! In this How-To Article, I'll show you how to wrap any text around a circle shape. Step 1: Create a New Composition You'll first need to create a new composition within GIMP so you...

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How to Install Custom Palettes in GIMP

How to Install Custom Palettes in GIMP

GIMP allows you to create your own custom palettes from a variety of sources - whether that's purely through experimenting with the eye-dropper tool and the "Change Foreground/Background Color" dialogue (i.e. the color wheel), or by using the colors in an image...

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GIMP Photo Manipulation

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...

read more
How to Install the G’MIC-QT Plugin for GIMP on a MAC

How to Install the G’MIC-QT Plugin for GIMP on a MAC

G'MIC is a fast-growing free plug-in that adds a ton of image processing functionality and general image editing and manipulation effects to GIMP. As a result of the software's growing popularity, GIMP users have been heading over to the creator's website in droves to...

read more
22 FREE Fog Overlays for GIMP in HD

22 FREE Fog Overlays for GIMP in HD

Want to add fog to your photo editing or photo manipulation projects in GIMP? Now you can! I've created a totally free Fog Overlay pack that includes 22 unique fog images overlayed on a black background in full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px). These JPEG photos can be...

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What is Lens Distortion and How to Correct It in GIMP

What is Lens Distortion and How to Correct It in GIMP

What Causes Lens Distortion Lens distortion is a common phenomenon in photography that typically occurs when using wide-angle lenses to capture photos. A wide-angle lens, to put it simply, is a lens with a shorter focal length that allows you to capture a wider area...

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GIMP News

A Q&A with the Glimpse Image Editor Development Team

A Q&A with the Glimpse Image Editor Development Team

I have been following the Glimpse project - a fork project of GIMP that aims to make the software more accessible while also improving its performance - for quite some time now and have continually asked myself many questions about the vision of this project and other...

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What’s New in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version

What’s New in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version

Over the years, I've released videos covering all the important new features from GIMP 2.10 release versions as they were announced. In this list, I've compiled all those videos to make it easy for you guys to review each new feature from GIMP 2.10 through GIMP...

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20 GIMP Tutorials for Beginners in 2020

20 GIMP Tutorials for Beginners in 2020

Are you brand new to the GIMP photo editor? Want to learn the basics of how to use it, while also getting some real-world examples that show GIMP's features in action? You've come to the right place! Davies Media Design has been creating GIMP tutorials since 2011, and...

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Glimpse Image Editor – the Future of GIMP?

Glimpse Image Editor – the Future of GIMP?

Many of you are probably familiar with Glimpse - the GIMP clone that is aiming to make GIMP more accessible and professional by giving the program a new name and tweaking some outdated or unnecessary features. Currently, the program is based on GIMP 2.10.12 - which is...

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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...

read more

GIMP Tools

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. Step 1: Draw Your Selection There are a variety of ways to draw a...

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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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How to Resize a Layer in GIMP

How to Resize a Layer in GIMP

Want to learn how to resize a layer in GIMP? You're finally in the right place. In this article, I show you how to resize individual layers in GIMP using the scale tool. Before I get started, I'd like to make the distinction between resizing a layer in GIMP and...

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GIMP 2.10 Feature Spotlight: Vignette Filter

GIMP 2.10 Feature Spotlight: Vignette Filter

In GIMP 2.10 and newer, you can now use a built-in Vignette filter to easily and effectively create vignettes. Vignettes are a great way to frame your photos using black, white, or any color of your choice. They can be used as a basic frame to help the edges of your...

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