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  1. 40+ Best GIMP Tutorials of 2010

    Posted by scottphotographics on Dec 8, 2010

    The Gimp is a fantastic and free piece of software that can run on all major operating systems and can do nearly any graphic related task! I have been using GIMP for over two years now and really appreciated the many tutorials I had at hand for when I was starting out. Since the early days I have produced my own tutorials in an effort to give back to the open source community and so the purpose of this post is to share and acknowledge the hard work that people have put in into making these great tutorials of 2010!

  2. Making a Christmas & New Year Wallpaper in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Dec 4, 2010

    The festive Season is well upon us and the celebrations are only a few short weeks away, so in preparation this tutorial will help motivate you for the Holidays and produce an elegant wallpaper!

  3. Creating Planets and Planetary Rings

    Posted by scottphotographics on Oct 17, 2010

    This tutorial is very easy and the end result is all about what you prefer, so have fun playing around with colour and texture!

  4. Making a Watercolour-Paint Photograph

    Posted by scottphotographics on Sep 26, 2010

    This tutorial requires a little bit of creativity and imagination for the painting step, but don’t worry it is all very easy to get the hang of and the rest is a breeze!

  5. How to Fake a Tilt-Shift Miniature Photograph

    Posted by scottphotographics on Sep 19, 2010

    Tilt-Shift Photography is a great technique to experiment with and if you don't want to spend your money on a new lens than it is possible to replicate the effect, and in this tutorial I'll show you how to achieve this effect!

  6. How to make Photographs Vintage

    Posted by scottphotographics on Sep 15, 2010

    Vintage style is sometimes desired to achieve a certain mood and aesthetic for a photograph. In this Gimp tutorial I'll show you how to make your photographs Vintage in a few short easy steps.

  7. How to make a Cosmic Wallpaper

    Posted by scottphotographics on Aug 29, 2010

    This tutorial will hopefully help inspire you to create your own custom wallpapers and produce a great results in the GIMP.

  8. Making a Starry Filter Effect

    Posted by scottphotographics on Aug 20, 2010

    Photographers use Star Filters sometimes to really make the highlights stand out, but if you do not have one you can use GIMP to reproduce the effect.

  9. How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation

    Posted by scottphotographics on Aug 1, 2010

    This photo manipulation is called a stereographic projection, which takes a standard photograph and stretches it around in a circle creating a Globe or Planet like image!

  10. Making Skies dramatic

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jul 20, 2010

    An easy way to make ordinary white cloud on blue skies into dramatic significant parts of your photographs. This is a very simple trick to do in GIMP and the results are great!

  11. Making Photographs Black & White in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jul 7, 2010

    Black and White images have been neglected ever since the introduction of colour into film photography, due to the fact that colour is 'best' and what we see (colour) is the true beauty of a scene/object. As this is the case now, whenever black and white images are created it is perceived as a kind of artistic aesthetic that the photographer has wanted to achieve and considering colour is the norm now, this photograph is viewed in a different light and more of an artists creation rather than the representative. So, I hope to get you more creative in experimenting …

  12. Turning a Photograph into a Polka Dot Image

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jul 1, 2010

    This a very quick simple tutorial and a bit of fun! I have made a range of different size (50px, 75px, 100px, 150px) patterns so you can easily apply the effect in seconds. I suggest you try some masking of layers as well to experiment with the design.

  13. How to make a Hockney style Photograph in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jun 20, 2010

    David Hockney is known for his unusual panoramas that are made up of differently scaled and angled photos. To produce the 'Hockney' effect it is best done with multiple photographs that can be arranged later, but you can have a single photograph that you'd like to make into a multiple imaged panorama - with the use of GIMP!

  14. How to make a photograph Lomographic in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jun 14, 2010

    Lomography is most commonly recognised in old film photographs and is used aesthetically in photographs. I will show a quick process to achieve this 'Lomo' effect in GIMP!

  15. Making Light Leaks on Photographs

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jun 10, 2010

    Light Leaks are a product of film in the camera being exposed due to a hole/gap in the cameras body letting in light. It is sometimes used aesthetically in photographs creating a sense of vividness or soft blurs of colour - usually red. In this tutorial I'll show you how to create these light leaks in the GIMP!

  16. Making Light Leaks on Photographs

    Posted by scottphotographics on Jun 10, 2010

    Light Leaks are a product of film in the camera being exposed due to a hole/gap in the cameras body letting in light. It is sometimes used aesthetically in photographs creating a sense of vividness or soft blurs of colour - usually red. In this tutorial I'll show you how to create these light leaks in the GIMP!

  17. How to make a Water-Colour Ubuntu Wallpaper

    Posted by scottphotographics on May 21, 2010

    In this tutorial I'll guide you through making a cool and fresh Water-Colour Wallpaper in GIMP. At the end you can add your favourite operating system logo and set your new wallpaper as your background :) !

  18. See-Through Text to Image Video Tutorial

    Posted by scottphotographics on May 16, 2010

    I've made a video tutorial for my See-through Text to Image effect in Gimp tutorial, and I thought a Video would be helpful!

  19. How to colour gradient match photos

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 25, 2010

    A really simple concept and easy to achieve, however the results are great - Colour Gradient Match Photos. This technique can be useful for creating a mood in a photograph taken from another image. This is more of a quick tip intended to help achieve certain effects and drive development.

  20. How to make see-through text to image in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 24, 2010

    A really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! This technique can be used for nearly any photograph, however it is a lot easier to see the text with less detailed and contrasty photographs.

  21. How to make an 'Obama' HOPE Poster

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 18, 2010

    There are a few tutorials for this in Photoshop and Illustrator, but I haven't found any for the GIMP, so I attempted it myself! It is a fairly simple method and easily done with great results!

  22. How to make an 'Obama' HOPE Poster

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 18, 2010

    There are a few tutorials for this in Photoshop and Illustrator, but I haven't found any for the GIMP, so I attempted it myself! It is a fairly simple method and easily done with great results!

  23. Digital Blending - Dynamic Range

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 16, 2010

    When wanting to combine two or more photographs for a higher dynamic range (HDR) or correcting an overexposed photograph, I mostly use programs like Photomatix, however it is sometimes too difficult or frustrating fiddling with the settings for minutes getting nowhere. So, there is an easier way and in certain cases much better than an HDR especially if you want to avoid those really surreal photographs - Digital Blending is the way to go, you can be much more selective with your increases/decreases in dynamic range and get more realistic results.

  24. Using Gradients to Saturate Photos

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 14, 2010

    In this very simple tutorial I'll show you how to achieve a very similar Neural Density Filter (N.D Filter) effect to your photographs by using gradients in GIMP. This method is no substitute for the real filter that you put on your lens, but if you'd like to enhance a very flat/bland shot that you've already taken, then this is a good start.

  25. Animated FavIcon

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 12, 2010

    In this tutorial, I'll give to a step-by-step guide on how to really stand out from your competitor sites by making an animated GIF FavIcon.

  26. How to make a photo grungy

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 10, 2010

    This is a very simple method to making photographs grungy, but its also a good technique to have handy in your mind for any post-processing you might do in the future!

  27. Layer Mask Retouching

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 9, 2010

    In this tutorial I'l show you how to retouch your images with layer masks. This can be very handy when you've taken a few photos.

  28. Softening Effect

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 9, 2010

    In this very simple tutorial I'll show you how to soften an image in GIMP. This effect is very similar to the effect you might achieve when using a Softening Filter.

  29. How to make a simple watermark in GIMP

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 9, 2010

    This is a really simple tutorial and well worth the small effort required, because you'll have something to put on your photographs/artworks without making it look too ugly while making sure you get enough credit in case your work is copied or used.

  30. Zoom Blur Effect

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 9, 2010

    If you don't have a zoom lens or you'd like to manipulate a certain image in this style then this tutorial for GIMP should help you achieve a similar effect!

  31. White Balance Post - Processing

    Posted by scottphotographics on Apr 9, 2010

    This tutorial is all about lifting colours and putting life back into those flat looking photographs. By adjusting the White Balance you can change the Kelvin of your photograph, this can create a warm or cool effect.