35 Outstanding GIMP Tutorials

For those who do not have Photoshop, GIMP is an excellent (and free) alternative. While there are not as many online resources and tutorials as there are for Photoshop users, GIMP users do have a number of quality tutorials to help in their own learning. In this post we’ll showcase 35 of the best tutorials for GIMP. Some of them are adaptations of popular Photoshop tutorials that show how to replicate the process in GIMP.

Splattered Vector in GIMP

Splattered Vector in GIMP

Creating a Dark Surreal Image

Creating a Dark Surreal Image

Design an Apple iPhone Advertisement in GIMP

Design an Apple iPhone Advertisement in GIMP

Designing iPod Touch in GIMP

Designing iPod Touch in GIMP

Fake Tilt Shift

Fake Tilt Shift

Add HDR-Like Effect to a Normal Portrait Picture

Add HDR-Like Effect to a Normal Portrait Picture

GIMP Galaxy

GIMP Galaxy

Colorful Light Effect in GIMP

Colorful Light Effect in GIMP

The Ultimate GIMP Planet Tutorial

The Ultimate GIMP Planet Tutorial

GIMP Cool Shapes Effect Tutorial

GIMP Cool Shapes Effect Tutorial

Awesome Bokeh Effect in GIMP

Awesome Bokeh Effect in GIMP

Brains Icon

Brains Icon

Glossy Bolt Tutorial in GIMP

Glossy Bolt Tutorial in GIMP

Graffiti Tutorial

Graffiti Tutorial

Split-Toning in GIMP

Split-Toning in GIMP

Mac Style Wallpaper

Mac Style Wallpaper

Digital Blending – Dynamic Range – GIMP

Digital Blending - Dynamic Range - GIMP

Gold Text Effect

Gold Text Effect

How to Create Lightsaber Effects

How to Create Lightsaber Effects

Super Glowy Rainbow Text Effect (video)

Super Glowy Rainbow Text Effect

Enhance Colors Using HSV Components

Enhance Colors Using HSV Components

Easy Way to Create Light Effects in GIMP

Easy Way to Create Light Effects in GIMP

Masking Hair with Fine Strands

Masking Hair with Fine Strands

GIMP Sin City Tutorial

GIMP Sin City Tutorial

Fun with Light

Fun with Light

Slow Shutter Effect

Slow Shutter Effect

Portrait Touchup with GIMP

Portrait Touchup with GIMP

Perfect Masking Using a Highpass

Perfect Masking Using a Highpass

Colorful Glowing Text Effect

Colorful Glowing Text Effect

How to Create and Use a Layer Mask

How to Create and Use a Layer Mask

Leopard’s Aurora Borealis Wallpaper in GIMP

Leopard's Aurora Borealis Wallpaper in GIMP

Steampunk Tutorial

Steampunk Tutorial

Creating a Vista-Like Wallpaper

Creating a Vista-Like Wallpaper

Splash Screen: Create a Colorful Stream of Light with Particles

Splash Screen: Create a Colorful Stream of Light with Particles

Fake HDR Look in GIMP

Fake HDR Look in GIMP

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  • KoobaShop, May 14, 2010

    Great!Thanks for sharing this!

  • Superstar - web design, May 16, 2010

    Wow. I have meant to check out the GIMP since it is open source and free. Its very nice to quality graphic design work that can be accomplished with the software. I wonder how many use it professionally for graphic design , web design or print work?

  • Will have to take a look as some of these effects are excellent. Thanks for posting.

  • Ted Thompson, May 17, 2010

    Great list of resources, thanks for sharing!

  • Web Developers, May 17, 2010

    Amazing collection, lots of information here, as usual. :)

  • Moda, May 17, 2010

    Some real good resources for GIMP. Thanks.

  • Alex, May 19, 2010

    I don’t see many GIMP magazines here in Hawaii, but while I was in Japan a few weeks ago, I came across a department store with six different GIMP magazines. Of course, I couldn’t read any of them…

    Great list! I’m going to give some of these tuts a try.

  • lovely post!! I have read some of your posts and is really impressed. I am adding your blog to my RSS Feed reader.

  • Flo, May 20, 2010

    I never really thought much of GIMP but looking at these images – it’s pretty much photoshop at no cost ;-) I like it!

  • Angie, May 24, 2010

    Thanks for this. Nothing can beat free :)

  • moda, May 26, 2010

    One of my friend hard user of gimp, he will love this page.

  • Aurora Design, May 30, 2010

    amazing collection again, i don’t know why but everytime i use GIMP it amazes me.

  • Garmahis, June 24, 2010

    Check out my 70 creative Gimp tutorials

  • essex website designers, September 17, 2010

    love the one of the town, looks really funky

  • Web Design, March 16, 2011

    I didn’t know you could make images like that in GIMP! I always had it down as one of the more basic editors. I’ve always been stuck to Photoshop though. Nice post 5*

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