This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you.

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The Basics Tutorial

Now make sure you uncheck the button again and move the layer some pixels to the right and downwards. In such cases, a good tutorial about GIMP filters, for instance this onecan help a lot. Otherwise, the tutorial itself is short and easy. However, since it also develops into some excellent advanced techniques along the way, I thought it say nicely here. Ian Pullen has put together this thoughtful tutorial to walk you through the basics.

The tutorial is not guided so there is no narrative or voiceover. The perfect GIMP starters tutorial. If you are looking for where to start, here is an introduction to GIMP scripting.

This tutorial can help you get there. This totals about 30 minutes of instruction with plenty of custom brushes and techniques for artists to follow. At the end, leave the new white layer visible and active. Then blur your layer and adjust the transparency with the slider so the background will shine through: If you love Japanese-style character art or general anime art then give this vid a bookmark for future viewing. After you get that, just follow the steps here and get animating.

The video totals about 32 minutes and it really does walk you through the entire process step-by-step. Make sure you have the mask of the top layer selected and the layer is activated. Use the layer dialog menu to Anchor Layer, which will anchor the floating selection into the previous activated layer which is the mask of the plasma layer in our case.


Another brilliant quick painting vid this time focused on Miku. Vectors paths are another key concept in GIMP. One nice thing about this video is how the creator actually narrates their way through the process. This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program.

The process is fully narrated so you can easily follow along. But once you understand the style you may want to start working on it digitally. Finally we come to this massive intro tutorial for all GIMP users.

Granted Bob Ross worked in traditional mediums so it feels very different using a digital program. Now activate the text layer again.

40+ Best Free GIMP Tutorials For Beginners (Drawing & Painting)

Now if you want to paint faces and portraits digitally then you might try GIMP as a free starting point. I highly recommend checking out this minute intro to GIMP.

Gikps it to be white. This last section contains the most difficult but probably the most interesting stuff — advanced tutorials. You should now have one layer with black text tutorjal white background. Painting your own creatures can be really fun, but it requires an understanding of the software first. I also really like this color guide which spans 7 minutes and offers a very quick intro for gimls. I know that not everyone wants to learn pixel art but I will say this tut is phenominal.

Or if you have two monitors! You will need the GAP module. You can use the move tool to move the text where you like to have it. You can paint over the text with a paint tool or simply drag a black color from the color selector and drop it over the image.


GIMP – The Basics Tutorial

It may vary based on your tablet resolution but most pressure sensitivity works the same. Choose the mask to be white.

I mostly recommend this for anyone new to GIMP or digital drawing in general. Alternatively have a look at this huge gallery of tutorials all on DeviantArt.

Ever wanted to draw anime style characters?

Use the plasma plugin to make this layer a little colorful: Just be warned this is a pretty technical painting. Click some times on the eye symbol to see how you can make a layer invisible and make the other layer active by clicking on its small preview in the layer dialog. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you should be able to understand most of it.

Use the bumpmap plugin with the blurred text layer as a bumpmap on the plasma layer. These differences go beyond pure cosmetics. It covers a lot of techniques on how to draw in GIMP and how to nail down the anime style in your work.

Working with shade and lightning is another fundamental skill for designers and photographers. Resources Digital Painting Disclosure: Most speedpainting videos go so fast and usually rely on background music.

Layers and layer masks are also a core concept in GIMP. If you want to get into painting environments then check out this awesome video covering a landscape painting in GIMP.