10 Websites to Help You Master GIMP

GIMP – which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program – is a testament to how open source applications can successfully compete with their proprietary, commercial counterparts. Rich with an amazing set of useful tools and effects filters in a user-friendly GUI, GIMP is an excellent application for image editing and graphics creation.

In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent sites that feature design tutorials and information about GIMP.

1. Gimp-tutorials.net

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Gimp-tutorials.net is a blog-format site that also features user-submitted tutorials. Some tutorials you’ll find in Gimp-tutorials.net are "Blog Theme Design tutorial", "Adding life into a Flat Photograph" and "Split-toning in GIMP".

2. GimpTalk

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GimpTalk is a large community site for anything and everything GIMP-related. GimpTalk has a GIMP Tutorials and Tips forum which has excellent and useful tutorials like "GIMP Scripting 101", "Setting up GIMP for artistic work", and "Pencil drawing with GIMP".

3. Gimpology

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Gimpology is a place that allows users to submit their own GIMP tutorials or share links to tutorials they’ve found on the web. Some popular tutorials on Gimpology include "Fake HDR Look in Gimp", "Authentic Vintage Effect", and "Make Your Photo Look Like a Hollywood Movie".

4. GIMP – Tutorials

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The official GIMP site has a tutorial section that features detailed tutorials to help users get up and running with GIMP. There’s also a section for more advanced users to help them master GIMP, helping them learn about how to apply a sketched effect on a photo or how to create professional icons.

5. GIMPguru.org

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GIMPguru.org is a site dedicated to sharing information about photo-editing and photo-manipulation in GIMP. The tutorial section has a host of useful tutorials that show you how to blend exposures to increase dynamic range and how to simulate film grain, among other techniques.

6. gimpusers.com

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gimpusers.com is a site portal for GIMP users. It has a GIMP News section that shares recent events regarding GIMP, a forum, and a tutorials section that’s subdivided into categories such as Basics, Special FX, and Video tutorials.

7. PA Blog

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PA Blog is a graphic design weblog by Putera Aladin. The GIMP Tutorials section features a useful collection of wonderful GIMP tutorials like "Cool Typography Design Poster in Gimp" and "Parrot Photo Manipulation".

8. GIMP Tutorials

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GIMP Tutorials aggregates a huge collection of tutorials on GIMP. Check out the Most Viewed section to quickly see the most popular GIMP tutorials on the site.

9. Gtuts.com

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Gtuts.com is a website that strives to share quality GIMP tutorials. On Gtuts.com, you can find tutorials on how to make a round Web 2.0 button and how to make a gray day brighter.

10. Meet the GIMP!

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Meet the GIMP! presents video tutorials on GIMP in podcast format. You can find videos on how to render images with a film grain effect and using Layers in GIMP, among other topics.

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