GIMP Resources - Ultimate List of GIMP Sites, Plugins, Tutorials Oh My!

Gimp resources, tutorials, brushes, palettes, gradients, tutorials, scripts, plugins

Ultimate List of GIMP Resources Including GIMP Tutorials &  Directories, GIMP Communities, Forums, Brushes, Plugins, Color Palettes, Gradients, Patterns, Art Galleries, Podcasts and Much More

GIMP is a great free alternative to Adobe Photoshop that is used by thousands of graphic designers and digital artists. GIMP is wonderful for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. We have put together a huge list of online GIMP resource sites such as GIMP Tutorial Directories, GIMP Brushes, GIMP Color Palettes, GIMP Gradients, GIMP Patterns & Textures, GIMP Podcasts & Blogs, GIMP Communities, GIMP Forums, GIMP Art Galleries, and GIMP Plugins & Scripts. Please feel free to comment on GIMP resource sites that I might have missed.

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GIMP TUTORIALS : TUTORIAL DIRECTORIES

DeviantArt : The GIMP Tutorials

GIMP Deviant Art

The DeviantArt.com users can sometimes put together some great tutorials - check out this collection of user-created GIMP tutorials.

GHUJ : GIMP Tutorials

GHUJ Gimp Tutorials

A tutorial directory specializing in only GIMP tutorials.

Gimpology

Gimpology

Gimp·o·l·ogy — a website for GIMP tutorials.

GIMP Guru

GIMP Guru

GIMP Image Editing Tutorials for Photographers. These tutorials show step-by-step techniques for accomplishing a variety of photographic “digital darkroom” tasks using the GIMP image editor. Even if you use another image editing program such as Photoshop you will find that tutorials apply to that program with only slight modifications.

GIMP Talk Tutorials

GIMP Talk Tutorials

Over 200 GIMP Tutorials and Tips.

GIMP-Tutorials

GIMP-Tutorials

GIMP Tutorials Dot Net

GIMP Tutorials Dot Net

A great directory of GIMP Tutorials with GIMP tutorials in the following categories: GIMP Effects, Icons & Buttons, Photo Manipulation, Textures, Website Layouts, Painting, Text Effects, Video Tutorials, and more.

GIMP Tutorials for Comics

GIMP Tutorials for Comics

Like the name says, it’s GIMP tutorials for comics. I’ll teach you how to resize images, add text, work with layers and more!

GIMP Users Tutorials

GIMP Users Tutorials

GIMP Users is a GIMP Community that offers GIMP tutorials in the following categories including the basics of GIMP, buttons, icons, web graphics, photos / wallpapers, simple effects, special FX, techniques, text effects, and video tutorials too.

GIMP UI Brainstorm Tutorials

GIMP UI Brainstorms

This is a visual brainstorm, the channel for everybody to contribute to the GIMP UI redesign process. It is moderated by the GIMP UI redesign team, consisting of professional interaction and usability specialists. We do not post mock-ups here ourselves, we ‘listen’ to what you show us and broaden our horizons.

GTuts : GIMP Tutorials

GTuts GIMP Tutorials

Gtuts.com is a website that provides tutorials for Gimp. GTuts aim to publish quality Gimp tutorials, by that we mean tutorials that are easy to read and understand, and hopefully will teach you some useful tricks and techniques. GTuts’ goal is to build a great website with lots of resources for all you Gimp users, and they also hope that this website will help more people discover the amazing Gimp.

Empty Easel : GIMP Tutorials

Empty Easels

Tips, Advice, and Tutorials on How to Use GIMP.

Help Developer : GIMP Tutorials

Help Developer GIMP Tutorials

A blog full of tutorials for GIMP.

How to GIMP

How to GIMP

Howtogimp is a new site dedicated to bringing you the best resources for The Gimp, the popular image editing program.

InPhotos : GIMP Tutorials

InPhotos : GIMP Tutorials

Learn about using GIMP with these tutorials.

Official GIMP Site’s Tutorials

Official GIMP Site Tutorials

The official GIMP website offers GIMP tutorials for beginners, intermediate users, and expert GIMP users in such areas as photo editing, web graphics, and script authoring.

Pixel2Life : GIMP Tutorials

Pixel2Life : GIMP Tutorials

A tutorials directory with GIMP tutorials in the following subcategories : 3D Effects, Animation, Basics and Navigation, Brushes and Brushing, Buttons and Interfaces, Color Application, Drawing, Filter Effects, Icons and Emoticons, Installation and Compiling, Miscellaneous, Photo Editing and Manipulation, Sigs and Web Banners, Text Effects, Textures, Patterns and Tiles, and Website Layouts.

Revver : Video GIMP Tutorials

revver video gimp tutorials

A video directory with a nice collection of GIMP tutorials (video tutorials) for you to watch and learn.

Simmers PaintShop : GIMP Tutorials

Simmers PaintShop : GIMP Tutorials

A very large collection of great GIMP tutorials in directory format.

SoftTutorials : GIMP Tutorials

SoftTutorials : GIMP Tutorials

A directory of software tutorials with a special GIPM tutorials category including GIMP tutorials to teach you about 3D Effects, Animation, Basics and Navigation, Brushes and Brushing, B Color Application, Drawing, Filter Effects,Icons and Emoticons, Installatio, Photo Editing, Texturing Patterns, Web Graphics, and more.

TigerT GIMP Tutorials

TigerT GIMP Tutorials

A GIMP user shares a few things with you from what he has learned about GIMP.

TipClique : GIMP Tutorials

TipClique : GIMP Tutorials

TipClique has a nice selection of GIMP learning tutorials.

Truveo : GIMP Tutorials

Truveo : GIMP Tutorials

Truveo is a video search engine and it found over 1000 GIMP video tutorials around the net.

Tutorialized : GIMP

Tutorialized : GIMP

Gimp is an open-source alternative to high priced, professional graphics editing programs such as Fireworks or Photoshop. Learn about GIMP and creating abstracts, nimation, automation, the basics of GIMP, brushes, buttons, color, digital Art, drawing, special effects, photo Effects, photo Retouch, text Effects, textures and patterns, web graphics, web layouts, and more.

Tutorial Blog : GIMP

Tutorial Blog : GIMP

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free piece of software available for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating systems for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. If you don’t want to pay for Photoshop, it is a viable alternative. To help you get to grips with it, we have dugg out the best Tutorials for you.

Tutorials Expert : GIMP Tutorials

Tutorials Expert : GIMP Tutorials

Another tutorials directory with a great selection of GIMP tutorials.

Wordpress : GIMP Tutorials

Wordpress : GIMP Tutorials

See what sort of tutorials Wordpress bloggers have been blogging about. Also check out this link.

YouTube : GIMP Tutorials

youtube gimp tutorials

On YouTube, there are a ton of great video based GIMP tutorials so that you can learn by example.

Smaller GIMP Tutorial Collections

Abuzeedo : GIMP Tutorials

abuzeedo gimp tutorials

The wonderful Abuzeedo that I love has 2 GIMP tutorials, check them out. One is about how to create a Leopard’s Aurora Borealis wallpaper in GIMP and the other one is how to make a GIMP Galaxy.

Ajit’s Blog : GIMP Tutorials

Ajit's Blog : GIMP Tutorials

A blogger who posts GIMP tutorials.

Best Within : GIMP Tutorials

Best Within : GIMP Tutorials

This page has some tutorials, tips and tricks for the cool graphics program known as GIMP.

BrickFilms : GIMP Tutorials

BrickFIlms

There are a dozen or so GIMP tutorials here including: Installing the GIMP (Windows), Alpha Channel Tutorial 56K warning: 440K of images, GIMP Laser Beam Tutorial, GIMP-GAP Tutorials, GIMP-GAP Overview, Cropping Your Animation, Adjusting Color Levels/Brightness, Move Path - Sniper Scope 56K warning: 900K of images, Move Path - Muzzle Flash 56K warning: 450K of images, Layer Masks - Clockwipe Transition 56k warning 750k of images, Floating Objects, Muzzle Flash- with MSPaint and GIMP, and finally WIP:GIMP BlueBox Tutorial.

Bring Out the GIMP

Bring Out the GIMP

In this, our first of several posts about this powerful Linux app, we’ll give you a quick-and-dirty intro to GIMP’s most basic features. Note that there are multiple ways to accomplish these basic tasks in GIMP, but these methods require the fewest steps. In later tutorials, we’ll show you more advanced (and more efficient) image editing techniques.

Design Your Own Web : GIMP Tutorials

Design Your Own Web : GIMP Tutorials

There is a list of over 10 GIMP video tutorials including Downloading & Setting up Gimp, How to use the GIMP Part 1 (the Gimp Interface, Dialogs), How to use the GIMP Part 2 (Working with Files), GIMP Selection Tools, GIMP Bezier Tool, GIMP Zoom, Move, Crop, GIMP Transform Tools, GIMP Text Tool, GIMP Fill & Gradient Tools, GIMP Drawing Tools, and finally Working with Layers in GIMP.

Farcy Design : GIMP Tutorials

Farcy Design : GIMP Tutorials

A small selection of GIMP tutorials including how to draw a straight line, how to draw a circle, how to make an ugly circle, and a tutorial about the GIMP toolbox.

Fused Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

Fused Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

There are a few GIMP tutorials here including How to make a galaxy text effect .. How to make a reflection using a better technique .. How to make a vista button as seen on the vista log-on screen .. How to make a Glossy Website Logo using Gimp.

Getting Started with the GIMP (from 2002)

Getting Started with GIMP

Getting Started with The GIMP: an informal tutorial. This document and the presentation that goes with it at CSLUG and Rock Eagle aim to introduce the user to the basics of the Gimp, and inspire the user to delve deeper into the Gimp’s many capabilities.

Gimps Denmark : GIMP Tutorials

Gimps Denmark : GIMP Tutorials

Gimp Tutorials for photo editing, retouching tutorials in this section of Gimps.de may help photographing woman to use the Photo Software Gimp in order to improve, retouch, fix or correct pictures, portraits and images of people, cats, dogs or horses.

GIMP Expert

GIMP Expert

There are eight totally free GIMP tutorials to get you started . These lessons are presented as narrated video tutorials which are fun and easy to follow with no reading required. All tutorials from GIMP Expert include: A detailed lesson plan (click on the PDF button to save as PDF and print), NSW Curriculum based learning outcomes, Skill development activities, The images used in each lesson, and Additional images for use on your own projects.

Jason Bradley Online : GIMP Tutorials

Jason Bradley Online : GIMP Tutorials

Original articles by Jason Bradley, including Make a button with GIMP! .. Burn baby! Let’s make some easy fire! .. Simple bullet hole .. More fire .. Water droplet .. Sharpen rounded edges .. Glass like effect .. Inset lines .. Dream effect .. Pixalate effect .. Light Blast .. Fake Scars .. Electric Effect .. Rusty objects .. Broken Egg Shell .. Firey Meteor .. Blending Background .. Reflections .. Fractal Tutorial .. Antique Paper .. Animated Flames .. Make use of LAB color mode in The Gimp, and finally Quick and dirty way of creating a sketch-like effect from a photo using The Gimp.

Jozak : GIMP Tutorials

Jozak : GIMP Tutorials

A small selection of GIMP tutorials, including how to create a metal button, how to create a push button, creating a tab element, creating a navigational button, and how to create glassy buttons.

Nicubunu : GIMP Tutorials

Nicubunu : GIMP Tutorials

A collection of Inkscape and GIMP tutorials.

Obscura : GIMP Tutorials

Obscura : GIMP Tutorials

A nice selection of original GIMP tutorials including tutorials for creating a new image, a text string, add some color, prep work for the outline, making the outline, prep for making a publication, creating a publication, and more.

Rore : GIMP Tutorials

Rore : GIMP Tutorials

This is a collection of Blender and GIMP tutorials. There are only 2 GIMP tutorials here so far including a tutorial about creating fireworks and planets with GIMP.

Route Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

Route Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

There are 6 original GIMP tutorials on this graphics blog.

Shadow Logic : GIMP Tutorials

Shadow Logic : GIMP Tutorials

More than a half dozen GIMP tutorials located on the Shadow Logic site.

ShowMedo : GIMP Tutorials By Example [Videos]

ShowMedo : GIMP Tutorials By Example [Videos]

In these series I aim to show the tools GIMP has, and start from the beginning creating experiments which might lead to some cool 2D image effects.

Tech Faq - GIMP Tutorials

tech faq

A page of GIMP tutorials including how to convert photoshop brushes to GIMP, converting photos and gold with GIMP, resizing photos, creating a userbar, making an empty egg shell, teeth whitening, text blending, using paths, bullet holes, and making abstract signatures.

TechnoMono : GIMP Tutorials

technomono

A great blog that has about 10 original GIMP tutorials listed.

UnReal Media : GIMP Tutorials

unrealmedia

So far, there are only 2 GIMP tutorials here including a tutorial for a Cool Glow Effect and one for a Cool Sunburst Effect.

Using Multiple Exposures in Photography with GIMP

edhaleys

The following is a brief tutorial on how you can take and edit multiple distinct digital photographs taken from a single vantage point for creative photo-manipulated effects. This includes separate scanned film images, or separate images from a digital camera.

White Water Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

white water graphics

A graphics forum with 2 pages of GIMP tutorials.

GIMP ART GALLERIES

DeviantArt’s TheGimp Gallery

GIMP Deviant Art

Take a look at the DeviantArt showcase of their users’ GIMP projects and artwork.

GIMP Talk Gallery

GIMP Talk Tutorials

On GimpTalk’s Art Community’s Galleries, you can feel free to post your images, and comment on others’ GIMP art work.

GIMP Gallery Dot Net

GIMP Gallery Dot Net

This is meant as a powerful image gallery website for the gimp users community and for the open-source community too, but there’s something more…You’ll find useful informations, tutorials, two forums, js slideshow and more. This is a web-design experiment too, you see here a try to include some advanced js in a dynamic website, where the contents are posted by the users.

GIMP Dot Org Gallery

Official GIMP Site Gallery

The official GIMP.org gallery of GIMP images.

GIMP Saavy Photo Archive

GIMP Saavy Photo Archive

A Community-Indexed Photo Archive. The photo archive at Gimp-Savvy.com has more than 27,000 free photos and images, consisting of over 2.5 Gbytes of data. The goal is to make this archive a resource for collage and photo-montage using digital image editing techniques such as those described in Chapter 7 of Grokking the GIMP.

GIMP Stuff Images

GIMP STuff

A collection of user uploaded GIMP images.

Gimper Showcase

Gimper Showcase

On Gimper’s forum there is a forum for showcasing your GIMP images.

GIMP PATTERNS & TEXTURES

Bent Lilies : Patterns

Bent Lilies : Patterns

Feel free to save any of these patterns! These images are in JPEG form, which means you’ll have to convert them to .PAT files using GIMP.

Carol.GIMP Patterns

Carol.GIMP Patterns

A lot of GIMP patterns for download.

Deviant Art : GIMP Brushes

GIMP Deviant Art Brushes

Browse through DeviantArt.com’s user-created GIMP brushes.

GIMP Stuff : Patterns

GIMP STuff Patterns

Find GIMP patterns for download.

GRSites : Textures and Patterns

GRSites : Textures and Patterns

Now with 5740 seamlessly tiling, attractive background textures for use in web pages, graphical software or on your desktop. Sorted by color and motif. Fully customizable!

Helens Images : GIMP Patterns

Helens Images : GIMP Patterns

Free Patterns and Displacement Patterns for GIMP.

PDG Design : GIMP Patterns

PDG Design : GIMP Patterns

Some great GIMP patterns for download.

Well.com : GIMP Patterns

Well.com : GIMP Patterns

There are a few GIMP pattern sets to download including human skin tones, grass patterns, etc.

GIMP COLOR PALETTES & SWATCHES & GRADIENTS

Carol.GIMP : Color Palettes

Carol.GIMP : Color Palettes

At the bottom of the page you will find a link to download the color palettes. This page is also very helpful for learning more about GIMP and color palettes.

Color Pickin’ Chooser

Color Pickin' Chooser

Drag & drop import of color schemes..Easy export/backup and restore color groups. Share color groups with others, just drag & drop. Drag & drop ini files to suck colors from other program’s preferences, even whole folders of files (non-ini’s are ignored) Palette support (GIMP .gpl and JASC .pal)..Export colors as cpc color groups or color palettes. Drag and drop palette files to suck out all their colors. Retain original GIMP palette and color names, even comments. color pickin chooser doubles as a capable palette converter.

Colour Lovers : GIMP Color Palette Downloads

Colour Lovers : GIMP Color Palette Downloads

Download Colour Lovers’ color palettes for GIMP.

GIMP Extras

GIMP Extras

On this page you can find a Pantone-like palette to download for free.

Import Kuler (ASE) Palettes

Import Kuler (ASE) Palettes

Import Kuler palettes into GIMP 2.6. You can check out Kuler here, it is an Adobe color community.

Latex Beamer Color Palette

Latex Beamer Color Palette

A color palette containing colors of most of the classic Beamer themes (default, seahorse, beetle, etc.) and named them according to their use in the theme (e.g. default block header, beetle background, etc.). You can use the palette in Gimp, Inkscape and any application that supports the Gimp palette format (.gpl). The palette as well as a Beamer template will be included with the next version of Inkscape.

OpenSuse : Color Palettes

OpenSuse : Color Palettes

This is a colour palette for use in the GIMP, Krita, Inkscape.

Palette Grabber 0.4 Firefox Addon

Palette Grabber 0.4 Firefox Addon

A Firefox plugin that creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Fireworks, Paint.NET, or OS X based on the current page.

TigerT : GIMP Color Palettes

TigerT : GIMP Color Palettes

Save these to your Gimp’s Palette directory, ~/.gimp/palettes/ on Gimp 1.0.x, ~/.gimp-1.1/palettes on Gimp 1.1.x. Then refresh palettes or restart Gimp.

The Ultimate Web 2.0 Color Palette for the GIMP

The Ultimate Web 2.0 Color Palette for the GIMP

Download a web 2.0 color scheme for GIMP.

Visibone : Web Safe Color Palettes

Visibone : Web Safe Color Palettes

VisiBone swatch collections are available for GIMP.

130 Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients for Gimp

130 Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients for Gimp

From SGlider12 on Gimp Tutorials, these 130 web 2.0 gradients can really spice up your web designs.

Carol.GIMP Gradients

Carol.GIMP Gradients

A page full of free GIMP gradients.

Vista Button Gradients (ZIP)

Fused Graphics : GIMP Tutorials

The set of 2 Gimp Gradients used in the Vista Log-on button tutorial.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 10, 2008 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    That’s a pretty comprehensive list, thanks for including my site http://gtuts.com on it :)

    A little heads up, GIMP UI brainstorm seem to be misplaced, it’s hardly a tutorial site.

  2. Marcelo
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    thanks a lot :) greats resources.!

  3. Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Great List of Gimp resources. Thanks!

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