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GIMP Basics

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 Layer Groups: Everything You Need to Know

GIMP Layer Groups: Everything You Need to Know

Next up in this GIMP Layers series, I’ll be covering the topic of layer groups. This feature is as much of a way to keep your layers organized in GIMP as it is a way of being able to add awesome effects to multiple layers. Creating a Layer Group For starters, layer...

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GIMP Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

GIMP Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

In my last GIMP Help article, I covered the topic of layer transparency in GIMP – explaining that parts of a layer can be erased to reveal either a color (when no alpha channel is applied to a layer) or a transparent background. The article covered the concept by...

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How to Install Fonts in GIMP for MAC

How to Install Fonts in GIMP for MAC

I wrote a post some time ago about how to install fonts in GIMP, though I only covered how to do it in Windows. This left a lot of you requesting how to install fonts on a MAC since the process is a bit different. Well - consider your requests answered! Thankfully for...

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How to Download and Install GIMP 2.10 for MAC

How to Download and Install GIMP 2.10 for MAC

On a MAC and looking to use GIMP? Great news! GIMP is not just for Windows and Linux users. In fact, as of recently, GIMP actually has better development support for its MAC version than it does Windows. So, MAC install packages often get favorable treatment over...

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GIMP Photo Editing

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...

read more
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 Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

GIMP Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

In my last GIMP Help article, I covered the topic of layer transparency in GIMP – explaining that parts of a layer can be erased to reveal either a color (when no alpha channel is applied to a layer) or a transparent background. The article covered the concept by...

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How to Save as JPEG in GIMP

How to Save as JPEG in GIMP

In this GIMP Help article for beginners, I'll be showing you how easy it is to save your compositions or images in GIMP as a JPEG. The Problem Let's say, hypothetically, that you've just finished making edits to a photo you took with your camera, or you just finished...

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How to Resize an Image in GIMP 2.10

How to Resize an Image in GIMP 2.10

Want to know how to resize an image in GIMP? Good news - you're in the right place! In this GIMP tutorial, I'll show you how to scale, or resize, your images easily and properly using this awesome free photo editor! 1.Open the Image You Want to Use in GIMP Regardless...

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GIMP Graphic Design

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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How to Design Wedding Invitations in GIMP 2.10

How to Design Wedding Invitations in GIMP 2.10

The cost of having a wedding can get out of hand nowadays (especially here in the US) with the need to pay for a venue, videographer, photographer, caterer, florist, DJ, etc. Hiring a graphic designer to design your wedding invitations, or paying for an online design...

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How to Make a Movie Poster in GIMP (Text Version)

How to Make a Movie Poster in GIMP (Text Version)

This summer… one designer… will make an unforgettable movie poster… without… needing… Photoshop! That’s right, in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make an awesome movie poster using the free graphic design/photo editing/drawing program GIMP, using the...

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GIMP Photo Manipulation

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...

read more
GIMP Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

GIMP Layer Masks: Everything You Need to Know

In my last GIMP Help article, I covered the topic of layer transparency in GIMP – explaining that parts of a layer can be erased to reveal either a color (when no alpha channel is applied to a layer) or a transparent background. The article covered the concept by...

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GIMP News

Top 10 GIMP Tutorials of 2019

Top 10 GIMP Tutorials of 2019

2019 has already been a great year for learning GIMP with tons of new content being released every week. With over half of the year already gone (how time flies!), I figured now would be a great time to update the Top 10 GIMP Tutorials of 2019 so far to showcase what...

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Top 10 GIMP Tutorials for Businesses

Top 10 GIMP Tutorials for Businesses

GIMP can be a great, free tool for small business owners or any businesses looking to edit their photos and create professional graphic designs. In this list, I go over the top 10 GIMP tutorials for business on YouTube! From designing business cards and flyers, to...

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GIMP is the Ultimate Free Photoshop Alternative

GIMP is the Ultimate Free Photoshop Alternative

Recently, Adobe has become more and more brazen with how it handles its Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud services by doubling its subscription price for new users and even threatening lawsuits or "potential claims of infringement by third parties" against anyone who...

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Top 20 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials on YouTube

Top 20 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials on YouTube

GIMP is certainly first and foremost a photo editor. However, it also can do some really great graphic design things that can look surprisingly professional - even compared to top graphic design programs like Adobe Illustrator (although GIMP is a raster-based program,...

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Viewer’s Choice Best GIMP Tutorials of 2018

Viewer’s Choice Best GIMP Tutorials of 2018

Throughout 2018, I asked my viewers and subscribers to vote on their favorite GIMP tutorials each month via a poll on the Community page of my channel. I have decided to compile the winning GIMP tutorial from each month (12 in total - though I selected January's...

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Top 10 GIMP Tutorials on YouTube of 2018

Top 10 GIMP Tutorials on YouTube of 2018

2018 is officially in the rear-view mirror, and we spent the year putting out a TON of new GIMP tutorials to help you learn this great piece of free photo editing and graphic design software. To celebrate the start of 2019, and to reward our amazing viewers and...

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GIMP Tools

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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GIMP 2.10 Shadows-Highlights Feature (Text Version)

GIMP 2.10 Shadows-Highlights Feature (Text Version)

The Shadows-Highlights tool is another useful photo editing feature making its debut in GIMP 2.10. With this tool, you can recover details in the shadows of your image while toning down overblown pixels in the highlights. Originally found in other Open Source photo...

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Is Your GIMP Toolbox Missing? Here’s How to Get It Back

Is Your GIMP Toolbox Missing? Here’s How to Get It Back

It is a common problem for GIMP users to open up their GIMP and realize they have no toolbox on the left side of their GIMP program window. Fret not - this issue is simple to fix, and I will show you how to fix the issue in this short how-to article. But first, it...

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GIMP 2.10 New Tool Spotlight: Hue-Chroma Tool

GIMP 2.10 New Tool Spotlight: Hue-Chroma Tool

In technical terms, an image's “Hue” is the wavelength of the color in the image, whereas the “Saturation” of an image is the intensity of that color. If you’ll remember in the “Hue and Saturation” lecture from earlier in this course, adjusting the “Hue” slider when...

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