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 creating your own logo, you’ll find what you need to get your business off the ground and running with these awesome tutorials from Davies Media Design.
10. Create 3D Brochure Mock-ups with GIMP
In this tutorial, I show you how to take your 2D tri-fold brochure design and convert it into a 3D brochure design mock-up. This is a great way to turn your flat designs into more presentable designs to show off to your clients or add to your website portfolio.
9. GIMP tutorial: How to Design an Adwords Display Ad
Business professionals typically advertise their company on Google Adwords (a.k.a. Google Ads) when committing to online advertising. This tutorial shows you how to design a Google Display Ad, which is the picture ad you always see displayed on website throughout the web. This is a great way to increase your business’s exposure and brand recognition. All business owners should know how to design their own ads (rather than hiring an expensive agency to do it)!
8. How to Design a Bi-fold Brochure (A3) in GIMP 2.10
The second most popular brochure design size behind the tri-fold brochure is teh Bi-fold Brochure (A3) size. In this GIMP 2.10 tutorial, I show you how to properly design a bi-fold brochure (which is a fancy way of saying the brochure is folded in half). From adding a logo and photos, to adding custom shapes and text, I show you everything you need to know to create a stunning brochure design.
7. How to Design Website Icons in GIMP 2.10
Next on this list is a tutorial demonstrating how to create flat icon designs for your website. These website icons can be used to help improve your overall website, showcasing products or important concepts using visual imagery to draw the visitor’s attention. Web icons play a key role in the online presence of your business.
6. GIMP 2.10 Tutorial: Create an Animated GIF for Google Adwords
Earlier on in this list I show you how to create a static Google Adwords display ad. Now, I show you how to create an animated display ad (animated GIF) to step up your advertising game. Animated ads are flashier, and, when done right, can increase your CTR (click through rate, or the ratio of impressions to clicks) and your conversion rate (the ratio of ad clicks to actual sales). If you want to get the most out of your ad dollars, I recommend watching this tutorial.
5. Design and Export a Multi-Page PDF in GIMP 2.10
Did you know you can create PDFs in GIMP? Well, you can! And you can make multi-page PDF as well – pretty easily in fact. No Adobe Creative Cloud subscription required! In this tutorial, I show you a technique for easily putting together professional multi-page PDFs for your business. This can be used for things like proposals, reports, or anything else that requires branded (watermarked) marketing materials.
4. How to Design a Professional Business Card in GIMP 2.10
Getting into the top 4 of this list (the real heavy-hitters), we start with a popular topic for business owners – how to design your own professional business cards! This beginner-friendly tutorial walks you through the entire process, including how to set up your cards for print, and how to add things like your logo, personal information, and some graphic design flare. Make business cards for your self and your employees with this simple GIMP tutorial.
3. How to Create a Professional Brochure in GIMP (2018)
Making the top 3 of this list is How to Create a Professional Brochure in GIMP. This tutorial shows you how to design the most popular of the brochure sizes, the tri-fold brochure (in other words, it folds in two places – creating three separate design areas). You’ll be surprised how easy it is to create these brochures for your business. Plus, you can go back and watch #10 from this list to learn how to turn your design into a 3D mock-up.
2. How to Design a Website in GIMP (2018)
Our second most popular GIMP business tutorial shows you how to design a website using GIMP. A lot of web design professionals will create their site designs in Photoshop before hard-coding their design on the web. Now, you can design without premium software using GIMP! This is the perfect tutorial for small business owners looking to design their website first before sending the idea over to a developer, or to reference while building their website in something like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or SquareSpace.
1. GIMP Tutorial – How to Design a Professional Flyer (2018)
Number one on our list of most popular GIMP business tutorials is one of the most popular tutorials on our entire channel. In this tutorial, I show you how to create a professional flyer. This is the perfect tutorial for event promoters or business owners looking to promote their business via printed flyers. I use a combination of photos, effects, and text to create a dynamic result.
Honorable Mention: Easily Design a Professional Logo in GIMP 2.10.10
This tutorial, which is my latest GIMP tutorial (at the time of this article), shows you how to design a professional logo using text and custom shapes. The circular logo created in this tutorial is perfect for apparel, stickers, and other custom-branded items for your business. Or, you can simply place the logo on your website. This tutorial will likely soon climb our list – but for now I am placing it as an honorable mention since it is brand new.
That’s it for this list! If you liked it, you can check out more lists and GIMP how-to articles here. You can also check out all of my video tutorials via my GIMP tutorials page, or can enroll in any of my premium GIMP classes.