GIMP tutorial

Cropping & Editing Icons in GIMP

Hello everyone!

This is Bubbles-mod here with your second tutorial! Like Jerry-mod, I’ll also be going from start to finish on how I crop and edit icons on the wonderful program known as GIMP. GIMP is a lovely alternative for anyone that’s seeking Photoshop and cannot afford it because – guess what? It’s free! It’s also able to run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux which makes it very versatile. Whether you’re an old timer with GIMP like myself, or a newbie, I’ll guide you through the many steps on how to complete this. And if you don’t have GIMP and wish to learn with this tutorial you can grab it from here!

That being said there is a few things you might need while working with this tutorial.

                                          Important things to have

  • Of course having a method of downloading your video is a must. So there’s many sources you can get videos from, youtubemp4s converters and also Kissanime/Kisscartoon (the latter once they get the site back up and running).
  • Next you’ll need your trusty GIMP program.
  • Then we’ll need my favorite plugin: BIMP – the Batch Image Manipulation Plugin which you can also get from here. Now if you’re not familiar installing Plugins, I recommend following the instructions they have there as this won’t be the main focus of my tutorial.
  • Finally, you’ll want a frame ripper. The one I tend to use DVDVideoSoft’s Video to JPG
  • One other script that can be added is the ExportAll script. This just allows you save all the images you have opened at one time to a location. This comes in handy if you don’t want to save images one by one later on while cropping. It is not necessary needed. Remember to add it to GIMP like you would any other script/plugin.

Now, this is going to get a bit image heavy so I’m going to be putting everything under a cut from this point on. Good luck and happy iconing everyone!

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anonymous asked:

Hi, a shy annon over there. I'm trying to use gimp to made some clothes, but I don't know how to do a patern without erasing the "shadow" of the clothes. Any advice?

Heya! I made a short tutorial about it.

1. Open the texture you want to recolour. Preferably a white swatch of it. If it doesn’t have one, pick the lightest colour swatch.

2. Make sure it’s grayscale. To do so, go to Colors -> Desaturate…

3. Now go to Colors -> Brightness-Contrast. Experiment until you see very light white and quite dark black together. The point is to make it very contrasting.

4. Now duplicate the layer, and make the duplicated layer plain white. (To do so go to Colors -> Colorize… and set everything to 100. Make sure this layer is below the original texture.

5. Now open the pattern you want to use and move it between these two layers, and set the Mode to Multiply. (Where is Mode?)

6. Now with the first, over-contrasted layer selected, go to Colors -> Color to Alpha. Originally the white colour is selected, so you just have to click OK. Now all the white pixels changed to transparent.

7. You can start experimenting with the opacity and the mode of this layer. If the shading is not visible enough, duplicate the layer. 

HOW TO → colour a screencap

this is going to be a short tutorial on how to colour a dark/desaturated screencap on GIMP. it includes steps on cropping out black bars on natively captured screencaps, as well as how to adjust hue and saturation to make an image brighter.

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anonymous asked:

What software do you use to remove the background of an image? like say for instance you're making an icon and you want the figure on a solid blue background instead of the actual one, how would you do that?

I use gimp, which is the free software I use to edit all of my graphics. Here’s a short tutorial on how to do that particular technique: 

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Have you ever wanted to make your own icons, only to face how every tutorial out there seems to be based on photoshop and expects you to have it? Have you figured out a way to make them even so, but are looking for something that can make the job just a tad bit easier?

Hopefully, you can take a few tips from here!

Now, what is GIMP? It’s a free image editing program. Sold yet? Well, it is also expandable and has a bazillion (a round up) of scripts to be downloaded for whatever it is your editing needs… need. In fact, even in this one tutorial where I’ll be teaching you the basics, I’ll tell you to download one script which will make saving the icons we’ve made way, way easier. 

So, under the cut, I will explain some things about tumblr and dimensions, what script you’ll be needing for this, how to set up your working area, how to make icons and how to save them.

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[TUTORIAL] Graphic Tutorial #20

hey everyone, it’s been a long while since i last made a post on this blog. i’ve been super busy with school and life in general. but i had some free time on my hands today and thought i share this little minimalistic/aesthetic graphic with you all.

has anyone seen the recent netflix series adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events yet? I am completely obsessed and super happy that someone has finally brought the books justice! i started reading this series back in middle school and i’m a sucker for a good mystery and this series is my all time favorite, second to Harry Potter of course! HAHA! 

but let’s go ahead and get right into the tutorial, continue reading!!!! 

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anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you could please direct me to any character templates that would work really well in, or were made for GIMP? And maybe some tutorials on how to make one in GIMP? Thank you so much!

I’ve already looked through the ‘character xcf’ tag, so I’ve already seen all of those listed there. I am just wondering if you knew of any more that might be out there? Those in the tag weren’t exactly what I was looking for.

Tutorials - these could be used for making character XCFs type graphics:

If our followers have any suggestions please message us and we’ll update the list! -C

For those unaware, Gimp is a free editing program that’s a great alternative to Photoshop for those who don’t have the money to purchase it, or for those who can’t or don’t want to download it illegally. Though it doesn’t have quite as many bells and whistles as its counterpart, it can still be used to create awesome stuff! As a Gimp user myself, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my favorite resources. Nothing here is mine, so be sure to like the original posts if you find them helpful!

Downloading Gimp

  • Official Site (dozens of easy to download versions available)
  • Lehmann Build (Mac only, extra plugins, also available on official site, my personal favorite)
  • Nightly Builds (Windows only, also available on official site)
  • How to Download Gimp

Downloading Extra Stuff

  • Brushes (Windows Only)
  • Fonts
  • Fonts (Windows Only)
  • Fonts Without Download Button (Windows Only)
  • Gradients
  • How to Install Gradients
  • Installing Plugins (Windows Only)
  • Opening Textures
  • Plug-ins
  • Scripts


  • Animstack
  • How to Download Animstack
  • GAP (Windows Only)
  • Ghost Script
  • G’MIC

Coloring Tutorials

  • Basic Filters
  • Black and White
  • Brightening
  • Changing Hair Color
  • Color Meme
  • Color Splash
  • Color Vibrance
  • Coloring Pictures
  • Colorize Black and White Photos
  • Colorize, Brightness Contrast, and Threshold
  • Darken Gradient
  • Different Gradients
  • Faux Gradient
  • Faux Topaz Clean
  • Faux Topaz Denoise
  • Gradient
  • How to Use Gradients
  • Hue Saturation
  • Isolated Coloring
  • Levels
  • List of Gradients
  • Making Dull Edits
  • Pastel Coloring
  • Using PSDs
  • Value Invert
  • Vibrant Coloring
  • Vintage Coloring

Editing Tutorials

  • 3D
  • 3D with a Colored Image
  • Adding Texture to Picspams
  • Banners
  • Black Background
  • Black Demon Eyes
  • Blank Face
  • Blending Pictures Together
  • Blonde to Red Hair
  • Blurred Background
  • Bordered Photosets
  • Borders on Photos
  • Box and Camera Textures
  • Change Clothing Color
  • Changing Eye Color
  • Changing Texture
  • Channel Mixer
  • Collages
  • Color and Texture Background
  • Color Fill
  • Complicated Templates
  • Cutting Out Images
  • Dip Dyed Hair
  • Dotted Borders
  • Dotted Outline
  • Double Borders
  • Drop Shadow
  • Elf Ears
  • Extending the Top of an Image
  • Facebook Timeline Cover
  • Fade-in Transition
  • Fansite Header
  • Flawless Skin
  • Flower Crowns
  • Half Photo
  • Halftone
  • Icons
  • Icons w/ Gradient Backgrounds
  • Layer Masks
  • Light Leak
  • Logo Design
  • Makeup
  • Making Icons
  • Manip (2)
  • Minimalist Poster
  • Minimalist Tutorial
  • Movie Posters (more detailed)
  • Noise
  • Outline
  • Outline Cutout Images
  • Paint Splatter
  • Pattern and Light Textures
  • Picspam
  • Picture in Text
  • Polaroid
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Red Lips
  • Removing Watermarks
  • Round Corners
  • Round Icons
  • Scratch Paper
  • Semi-Transparent
  • Simple Edit
  • Smudge Tool
  • Soft Glow
  • Space Between Picture
  • Spaced Pictures
  • Split Portrait
  • Speech Bubble
  • Stroke on an Image
  • Targaryen Effect
  • Tattoos and Piercings 
  • Templates
  • Texture (2)
  • Texture on Clothing
  • Transparent Backgrounds
  • Transparent Border
  • Transparent Circle
  • Tumblr Header
  • Twitter Side Background
  • Unsaturated Blur
  • Using Cage Transform
  • Using Paths
  • Using Textures
  • Using Wavelet Denoise
  • Using Wavelet Sharpen
  • VHC Effect

GIF Tutorials

  • 3D Motion
  • 3D White Line Effect
  • Adding Gradient
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Texture
  • Badges
  • Banner
  • Better Looking GIFs
  • Black and White to Color (Slowly Fading)
  • Black Background
  • Blank Page
  • Blending Two GIFs Into One
  • Border Inside GIF
  • Circle GIF
  • Color Hue
  • Comic Book GIFs
  • Click and Drag Game
  • Color Bomb
  • Color Burn
  • Coloring
  • Coloring with Brightness and Contrast
  • Coloring with Curves
  • Color to Black and White
  • Complicated Templates
  • Crackship
  • Doodle GIFs
  • Extending the Top of a GIF
  • Fade Transition
  • GIFs (detailed)
  • GIF in Objects
  • GIF in Templates
  • GIF in Text
  • GIF Inside a Silhouette 
  • How to Add GIFs to Pictures
  • How to Add XCFs to GIFs
  • How to GIF on Gimp
  • How to Make a Gif (HQ)
  • How to Sharpen a GIF
  • Isolated Color
  • Makeup
  • Making One Part of a GIF Move
  • Motion Blur
  • Motion Blue Transition
  • Moving Outline
  • Picspam
  • Sharpening
  • Sharpening and Coloring (GAP)
  • Text on Certain Part of GIFs
  • Texture Brush GIF
  • Two Gifs in One Frame
  • Using Templates

Graphic Tutorials

  • 3D Motion
  • Black and White Picspam with Text
  • Cloud Graphic
  • Color Palette
  • Cutout Pattern Tutorial
  • Cutout With Texture and Speech Bubble Effect
  • Diamond Graphic
  • Double Exposure
  • Eye Cutouts
  • Futuristic Animation
  • Futuristic Motion Blur with Texture
  • iPod Gif
  • Magazine
  • Paint Splatter With Cutout
  • Paper Texture Gradient
  • Speech Bubble
  • Subtle 3D
  • Template Graphic
  • Typography Graphic
  • Hydra Mainframe Animation
  • Undersaturated Brushstroke
  • Vintage Decorative Box
  • Vintage Handwritten

Text Tutorials

  • Color Burn Text
  • Curve Text
  • Dotted Outline
  • Drop Shadow
  • Gradient
  • Keep Calm and Carry On
  • Landscape Text
  • Motion Blur
  • Outer Glow
  • Quotes
  • Shadows
  • Simple Boxed Name
  • Text Animation
  • Text as Face
  • Text in Box
  • Text Stroke
  • Translucent Text
  • Typing Effect
  • Typography
  • Using Fonts
  • Watercolor Minimalist
  • Watercolor Minimalist 2

XCFs (Basically Gimp’s Version of  PSDs)


  • Applying XCFs
  • How to Use XCF
  • Making XCFs
  • Using XCFs


  • Black and White w/ Red Gradient
  • Blue w/ Texture
  • Bright/White
  • Contrast
  • Death Note
  • Disney
  • Disney Pastel
  • Doctor Who 709
  • fy-gimp XCFs
  • Gimp XCF #1 (asseylum-hime)
  • Gimp XCF #2 (asseylum-hime)
  • Green
  • Jasonika
  • Miley Cyrus Vintage
  • Monochrome
  • Pastel
  • Photoshoot
  • Primadonna
  • Rose Tyler
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Hobbit/Yellow or Orange
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Vintage
  • White


  • fy-gimp Curves
  • Digital Painting
  • Grid Background
  • Layer Modes
  • Lineart
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Shortcuts
  • Teen Wolf Curve

anonymous asked:

hello! do you have any gimp tutorials on how to color an image/ make an xcf/ stuff like that? i'm trying to make nice colored rp icons but i don't seem to be able to achieve good results. thank you!


Okay, so the part where I said I could draw? Malarkey. But GOD HELP ME, I will show you this. Note, this cape does not posses sleeves or a hood, but those would not be difficult to add, should you choose to do so.

Step 1: acquire mannequin.

Step 2: Drape inside layer of cape(the lining?) over your mannequin in a manner not unlike a clothesline. Pin in place, try it on several times to make sure it’s sized the way you like it. Mine is snug in the shoulders.

Step 3: Sew those shoulders together and cut the excess fabric. Also add a hole for your neck.

Step 4: Eat a snack.

Step 5: Embroidery! Fit your outermost layer over the inside layer already on the mannequin and cut it to shape. Once it’s the size and shape you want, separate the layers and get ready to either get carpal tunnel or get really, really friendly with your sewing machine’s embroidery feature. This, I actually did make a pattern for, if anyone wants to use the deer. The lines on the side of the head are where the antlers go.

This spans from my lower back to about my shoulderblades.

Step 6: After you put the deer on, put the layers back together. If you want to use the optional middle layer for extra warmth, go ahead. Because it doesn’t face anything, the middle layer can be whatever shape and size you want. Mine just sort of hangs like a sheet and adds weight. At this point, you can round the shoulders out or leave them pointy for Extra reasons. Mine are pointy, they give the funfur a little extra shape.

Step 7: Sew all of that together. It will not be easy on your patience or your sewing machine. Next, the fur!

Step 8: If your machine isn’t some kind of beast that laughs in the face of danger, sew the trim on manually. It hangs freely in the back, so you may want to ground it to something. I made the trim thicker above the chest specifically to attach it to the back, holding it more firmly in place.

Step 9: Latching! I used two heavy-duty hook-and-eyes to clasp the cape together at the chest, but you can also use buttons, a fancy broach, all sorts of things.


2yds black fleece, inside 

2yds black wool, middle 

2yds blue satin, outside

1.5 yds funfur, trim

And that’s the cape! If you make it, pleeeeeease show me, I wanna see it!


I owe you guys this :) Really sorry i didn’t post it earlier. It’s just a very simple tutorial on how to add objects on your photos in gimp. I made it for gimp because not everyone has photoshop. This tutorial will work the same using photoshop as well using the same icons pretty much. Hopefully it is easy to follow… if not PM me at ANY time and i will help you out.

anonymous asked:

How did you make the green theme?

{ -That theme was one of my favorite themes to make, and one of the most popular themes I’ve ever made. It was also one of the easiest. To do it, all you’ll really need are these three photoshop brush packs (they also work with GIMP): x and x and x. The theme in question: 

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Minimalist Tutorial

I’ve been asked by a few people how I made the Fairies from Pixie Hollow minimalist photos. So, I thought I would make a mass tutorial for tumblr!

We’re going to learn how to make this photo of Scar from The Lion King:

As a p.s., I will be using GIMP to make this, because, let’s be real, I’m too cheap to buy photoshop.

Tutorial behind the cut!

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thewendydxrling-blog  asked:

Hello there! I recently downloaded GIMP for my computer but I'm not sure how to use it yet. I know there are a lot of tutorials out there, but I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of some that would be beneficial to my blog. Like, tutorials for icon making and such. Thank you so much, have a lovely day!


Roleplay Icons:


GIMP blogs:



I know that this has been way long over due (LOL 3 years to be exact) - an UPDATED GIF TUTORIAL. Shout out to @holdmetightae for mentioning this to me. 

First off, this tutorial is going to take you through the whole process of making a gif. So yes, I’m going to start from the very beginning: getting screen captures, to bringing it to gimp and also my editing and coloring process.

The very first gif tutorial was very basic - the more so simple version. I’m still going to keep that up for anyone that likes to go back and use it as reference. But I do want to point out that when I make gifs, the process is never the same. 

Some days, my gifs look great and other times they just look awful. That being said, I want you to look at this as more of a guide more than anything. You guys are free to experiment when it comes to the editing AND coloring part. But everything else is just the basic how to for a gif. 

Before we go ahead and jump into the tutorial, a few points to keep in mind:

  • Input Quality = Output Quality ; essentially, what you put into your gif will result in what you get out. So please, use HQ/HD videos when extracting frames and screen captures.
  • Tumblr’s max size for a single gif is 540px IN WIDTH ; so use less frames (10-15 range) for big single gifs. (2MB max for each gif)
  • If you are making smaller gifs such as 268px IN WIDTH or smaller, you can use more frames but don’t over due it. (2MB max for each gif)

What you need:

  • Gimp
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • Animstacks

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