20 Awesome Photo Manipulation Tutorials For GIMP

There’s nothing better than free open source software that can do a lot of the same things and sometimes more than your professional overpriced software can do. I don’t know, it just feels good and that’s why I love GIMP. The tutorials below are some great examples of GIMP in use and several are Photoshop tutorials converted for GIMP use. Well, minus the $700 you had to pay to do it with Photoshop.

Creating Fireball and Explosion effect in Gimp

You’ll learn how to transform a stock image – into a fireball and explosion scene.

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Adding life into a Flat Photograph

This tutorial was converted from Giackop’s tutorial at psdtuts.com.

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Beautiful Parrot Photo Manipulation in Gimp

This tutorial will describe how to make a colorful photo manipulation using a parrot picture, two flower stock photos and two texture background. You’ll see it’s not that hard to create a simple photo manipulation with effective color and using some texture.

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Gimp Sin City Tutorial

This tutorial has been converted from the original Photoshop tutorial into Gimp. This tutorial is not recommended for beginners.

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Fun with Light

In this GIMP tutorial we will transform this stock bulb photo into a switched on 2watt? light bulb.

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Be A Sketch Artist

Convert a photograph to a pencil sketch.

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Creative Composition

The tutorial is on creating photo-manipulation using an eye stock.

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How To Do Skin Care With Gimp

Gimp can help you to remove wrinkle, acne scars, red rash, blemish, pimple and other annoying skin problem on face in a photo portrait.This is a guide, manual and help for how to retouch skin with Gimp.

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Hot Wallpaper with Flames

In this desktop background tutorial author will show you how to create a hot wallpaper with Angelina Jolie.

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How to Create An Awesome Action Picture

This tutorial is intended for people that have a general idea of layer masks, as layer masks are a big part of this tutorial.

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Make Grunge Vector Style Art

Author will show you how to make vector-grunge based styles that can be used for design in Photoshop in Gimp.

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Creating Liquid Fire

In this tutorial we’ll turn water into fire by creating a wave of water that transforms into a wave of fire. We’ll use some advanced color tools such as Levels and Curves to accomplish this, and we’ll also add some matching text.

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Splattered Vector In GIMP

Author will create a splattered vector and photography mash up based on a Photoshop tutorial by James Davies at PSDTuts. We will be using mainly the paths tool, along with the dodge and burn tools.

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How to Design a Dramatic Winged Dragon with Gimp

Create a fantasy image with the Gimp.

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Graffiti Tutorial

Author going to create some realistic graffiti in the Gimp.

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Infrared / Monochrome Effect

Black/White or Monochrome effects on pictures are evergreens in image manipulation and picture presentation. Also some speak of the so called infrared-effect which is just a special adjustment of the graytones.

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Make Your Photo Look Like a Hollywood Movie

Learn how to make your photographs look like they came straight out of Hollywood by following a couple of simple steps!

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Steampunk Tutorial

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. This tutorial is based off of a Photoshop tutorial by JamesZilla from psdtuts+.

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Creating Dark Surreal Image

This tutorial is all about creating an dark surreal using some free stock images from Deviant Art and i want to introduce some new trick – combining two great free software, Gimp and IrfanView. The composition is quite simple, but with a little inspiration you can create something really nice.

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Create a Worn Vintage Pop Art Design

Author going to teach you how to create a worn vintage pop art design in Gimp based on a tutorial by Alvaro Guzman at PSDTuts.

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