Create a Surreal Piece of Art

This tutorial is directed towards beginners and thus will go into significant detail on how to accomplish each step. This tutorial was made specifically for Gimp 2.6.4.

In this tutorial I will show you how to create this image from scratch:

We will use several techniques including some filters and these tools:

In case at any point you have trouble finding any of the Dialogs that I refer to in the tutorial, you can find all of them by accessing this menu:

Step 1

First create a new image. I made mine 500x647px at 300ppi. Next create a new transparent layer. Use the Paths Tool and create a simple path: read more

30 Ultimate Web 2.0 Layer Styles for Gimp

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After moving from Photoshop i wanted to be able to use the Ultimate Web 2.0 Layer Styles in Gimp,So i got my self to re-create 30 of them. hopefully you will enjoy as much as i did .

With these pre-made Gradients you can easily make Cool web 2.0 headers, backgrounds, button, and almost any web based designs will always need some nice gradient affect to it and instead of creating them using multiple layers all you need is to use the Gradient fill tool to apply the effects.Here are the names of the 30 Styles. read more

2.0ish Buttons Using Pre-made Gradients


Wondering how you make those web 2.0ish button you see every where? well here is how you do it in gimp.

First download the 30 “Ultimate Web 2.0 Layer Styles for Gimp” we will use the pre-made gradients from that to get the effect.

Here are some examples of what you can make with the
With pre-made Gradients pack.


Step 1

create a new image and a new Layer and name it button, select the “rectangle selection tool” and create a button size rectangle.

Step 2

Now if you installed the “30 Ultimate Web 2.0 Layer Styles for Gimp” select the “Web 2.0 Brown Gloss” Gradient, Grab the Fill tool and place it bellow the rectangle and drag from bottom to top. read more

How To Create Your Own Website Design Using Gimp


It’s only been a few days since i started with gimp and i already feel pretty comfortable with it, so i decide to create a website tutorial using Gimp.

for first time users its advisable to check out for a quick overview of Gimp’s tools and interference none the less its pretty straight forward and easy.

Here is the out come of this tutorial

web site in gimp

Step 1

Create a new Image 780×1000


Fill the background with the colour #ededed using the fill bucket tool.

Step 3

Create a new layer and name it ‘Header’. read more

Colourful glowing text effect

Colourful glowing text effect


Been a while since I’ve created a text effect tutorial so I decided I’d do one. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a colourful text effect using the gradient blend and blur effects.

This is the final result of this tutorial

Gimp text effect tutorial

Step 1

Create a new image canvas, 600×450 is what i used. fill the background layer with solid black using the bucket fill tool.

Gimp text effect tutorial

Step 2

Create a new layer name it “Blue gradient” and then grab the gradient fill tool, now in the tool options select “Deep Blue” gradient and then apply it so that the light cyan blue is in he bottom right corner and the dark blue in the top left corner. see the images below for example. read more

Mac style Wallpaper

Saw this great Wallpaper tutorial on by Collis for PS and i really liked the outcome, i have re-created it with Gimp using different techniques to achieve the same effect.

even though this original wallpaper was inspired by macs wallpaper i added a touch of Ubuntu logo,lately Ubuntu has really caught my attention to the extent I’m considering buying a Dell laptop Inspiron Notebook 1420 N with pre-installed Ubuntu on it and best of all its only $749 :).

The Results:


This tutorial is intended for intermediate users but i encourage beginners to have a go at it,the quickest way to learn anything, is to just jump right into it :), it took me around 5 tries to get my final result, not because of the techniques, their they’re quite simple and easy,but getting everything smoothly blended with each other is what’s difficult, so don’t give up on your first try! now lets begin. read more

Volks Logo Tutorial

Volks Logo Tutorial

Today I’m going to teach you how to recreate the Volkswagen logo. Now generally, logos are made in a scalable vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape so that logos can be resized without any quality loss, but for the sake of this tutorial, I will show you in the Gimp. This tutorial is based off of a Photoshop tutorial by Dr Diablo at Let’s get started!

Step 1

Create a new rather large, transparent document in the Gimp. I made mine 1000×1000 at 300ppi. Change your foreground color to #82B2E0 and your background color to #012B62. Create a new layer. Select the ellipse select tool and, while holding shift, create a circle taking up the majority of your document. Fill it with out background color. read more

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Colourful glowing text effect

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Been a while since I’ve created a text effect tutorial so I decided I’d do one.

Split-toning in GIMP

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This tutorial is based on Rore’s Split-toning tutorial from gimp’s flicker group and also on one of podcasts . its a neat effect where you can have a cretin colour for highlights and another for shadows.

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    Fix Winhttp.dll Not Found or Missing Error (Solved)

    Winhttp.dll is a dynamic link library (DLL) file associated with the MSDN 1836 disk. It is a component of the Windows operating system. If something is wrong with this file, the error may occur. The most common types of error messages are:

    “Winhttp.dll not found.”
    “The winhttp.dll file is missing.
    “Cannot be registered winhttp.dll.”
    “Unable to find[PATH]\winhttp.dll.”
    “Unable to find C:Windows System32, Twinhttp.dll.”
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    “This application could not be started because winhttp.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application can solve this problem.” read more