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 subscribers, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 GIMP Tutorials on YouTube from 2018 based on total number of views and overall reception of each tutorial. See the full list below, with each item containing its own tutorial, and let us know in the comment section of the video on YouTube if we listed your favorite!

10. GIMP Tutorial: Fix Dark Photos the RIGHT Way (Photo Editing Basics)

2018 Views: 15,755

Ever take really dark portrait photos that need to be brightened, but can’t seem to find the proper technique to accomplish this without making the image look noisy? Well, we show you how to properly edit dark photos to recover as much of your dark images as possible and still maintaining the quality of the image. The is the official technique recommend by the GIMP team.

9. GIMP vs. Photoshop: 10 Photoshop CC Features Found in GIMP 2.10.4

2018 Views: 18,174

In this GIMP 2.10.4 tutorial, I show you 10 Photoshop CC features that can also be found in GIMP! This video has opened a lot of people’s eyes to the fact that, although GIMP is a free piece of photo editing and design software, it has actually caught up quite a bit to the capabilities of its premium counterpart, Photoshop. Viewers have been surprised at how many similarities there are between the two programs, hence why this tutorial is one of our top GIMP tutorials of 2018!


8. How to Edit Photos Like Brandon Woelfel in GIMP 2.10

2018 Views: 19,154

Learn how to edit your photos like famous Instagrammer Brandon Woelfel in this GIMP 2.10 tutorial! I show you how to achieve his signature teal and pink look with light streaks (bokeh lights) and other techniques commonly found in his photos. You’ll be able to follow along with the free stock image provided in the video link (on YouTube) to practice your photo manipulation and photo editing skills!

7. How to Design a Website in GIMP (2018)

2018 Views: 19,838

Learn how to design the front-end of a website WITHOUT needing Photoshop! This handy tutorial goes through designing a home page (or landing page) which you can then send to a developer to code into a final website. A lot of web designers use Photoshop for mocking up websites before getting it coded, but now you can do it for free using GIMP! The best part? If you are working with someone who is using Photoshop, you can export all of your work (with layers intact) to a PSD file for them to open.

6. Open RAW Images in GIMP 2.10

2018 Views: 23,803

GIMP 2.10 now makes it easier to open RAW images into GIMP through third-party applications. I show you two different methods for working with RAW photos in GIMP – the first method uses DarkTable, and is my recommended method, and the second method uses RawTherapee. Both RAW editors are free to download and work well, in my opinion.

5.GIMP 2.10 Tutorial: Top 10 New Features

2018 Views: 30,494

GIMP released its first new major release of its software in 6 years, so naturally we were ecstatic. That’s why we created this video on the Top 10 New Features that can be founded in GIMP 2.10. I go over what I think are the 10 best features, including an integrated search feature, better color management, 80 GEGL-based filters, improved transform tools (including the Unified Transform tool), opening raw images, layer group masks and more!

4. GIMP Tutorial: How to Create a Professional Flyer (2018)

2018 Views: 31,489

Our fourth most popular tutorial of 2018 is a favorite for a reason! In this tutorial, I show you how to design a professional flyer using many new GIMP techniques. From removing an image background, to blending layers using layer modes, to adding text and text effects, to creating shapes, you’ll learn some great ways to enhance your compositions and create stunning, professional flyers. This tutorial is great for businesses, night clubs, promoters, or events.

3. Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know GIMP Could Do

2018 Views: 35,529

Time for number three on the list! No matter how long you’ve been using GIMP, you’ll always find some really cool features that surprise you about this program – especially considering its free. In this tutorial, I go over 5 hidden features found in GIMP that help enhance your workflow or make your compositions better overall. I’ll show you how to use the NEW Unified Transform tool (found in GIMP 2.10), how to use the Transform Lock feature, how to access hidden features in the bucket fill and eraser tools, and how to turn your Clone Tool into an “undo-history brush!”

2. GIMP 2.10 Basics: Complete Overview Tutorial for Beginners (2018)

2018 Views: 44,062

In this 2 hour, in-depth GIMP 2.10 basics tutorial, I go over the necessities for getting started with GIMP. From how to install and setup GIMP, to customizing the user interface, to the GIMP layout, to using all of the tools in the toolbox, I highlight the pertinent information that beginners typically want to know when learning GIMP. There’s a reason this tutorial has become one of our Top 10 GIMP Tutorials of 2018 within two months.

1. GIMP Tutorial: Top 5 Photo Enhancement Techniques

2018 Views: 91,685

In this tutorial, which is quickly becoming one of our most popular on our entire YouTube channel, I show you the top 5 photo enhancement techniques using GIMP 2.9.8 (these same techniques can be used in GIMP 2.10)!  I’ll show you color correcting with the color tools, creating an even complexion with the quick mask tool, whitening teeth and enhancing lips, using a contrast mask to brighten your subject, and enhancing the eyes. This tutorial is great for skill levels for both photographers and photo retouchers!

Browse all of our tutorials on our website, or visit our GIMP YouTube channel!

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