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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

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)

Basics

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

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

Other

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