Free Gimp tutorial PDFs

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Issue 128 of Linux Format magazine carries the last instalment of our Gimp tutorial series. It's been going on-and-off for years now, with the latest batch running from June 2008 until now.

Although we're sad to see the Gimp tutorial go away for the time being, we'd like to thank its author - the incredibly prolific Michael J. Hammel - for all the awesome work he's done over the years, and we're happy to announce that we're releasing high-res PDFs of Michael's 18 most recent GIMP tutorials for everyone to enjoy.

LXF readers have, we hope, learned a lot following in Michael's footsteps over the years, and it's great to be able to share these tutorials with an even wider audience. In these tutorials, you'll learn how to create all sorts of fun, weird and wonderful effects with Gimp, and the step-by-step guide should make it easy for users of all levels to follow.

Read on for download instructions and more information about what's inside...

What's inside

We're giving you the high-res PDFs - the same ones we use to actually print the pages of the magazine - which means they'll look awesome on your screen, or printed out. The down-side of this is that the files are quite big - the total download is 90MB.

You're free to use these tutorials for personal use or for non-commercial offline redistribution - ie, you can give them away at your LUG, share them with colleagues at your office, or burn them to a CD as a backup. Please don't put them online; if someone else wants to download them, direct them to this URL.

Here's a full list of the tutorials:

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Product design for geeks

Geek is Chic! We show how a little penguin (and a little bit of Wilber) makes for fine fashionable wear.

Linux Format free Gimp tutorials

Shattered face

She's breakin' up, captain! Our Gimp supremo shows how to make someone's face fragment and drift away in a few simple steps.

Linux Format free Gimp tutorials

Leopard-style icons

A Leopard-based desktop starts with professionally styled icons. In this tutorial our Gimp expert makes icon design a breeze.

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Sin City style

Our art guru goes all Frank Miller in this rainy, grainy Gimp graphics tutorial. One day a real rain's gonna come...

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Summer of love

Our Gimp wizard lets you ride the retro rave of sunbeams and silhouettes in this tutorial.

Linux Format free Gimp tutorials

Travel to the stars

Revel in the majesty of creation as our Gimp guru leads you through the process of making stunning stellar art.

Linux Format free Gimp tutorials

Going to warp speed

Want to explore strange new worlds and seek new inspirations in your art? Here's how to make the jump using Gimp.

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Create a fire goddess

Our graphics guru continues his journey on the fickle wings of inspiration. He invites you to fire up Gimp and join him on his travels.

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Decay in the city

Even experts can learn something new. Our graphics guru shares his experiences using a Wacom tablet with Gimp Paint Shop.

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Enhance the interface

Gimp contains a little-known back door to some powerful layour and preset features. We pick the lock and root through the stack.

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iPod fun

Tune into pop culture with Gimp. Our guru creates an iPod advertisement faster than you can thumb your dial.

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Use other tools

Mixing raster, vector and text is easier than you think. We explain how to integrate Gimp with Inkscape, Scribus and OpenOffice.org.

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Text effects

With a blur, a colourise and some guides, our expert uses digital aging to add style and credits to the wine bottle project.

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3D effects in Gimp

Master guides and paths to create 3D-looking images with ease.

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Speedy colour fixes

Smile big and show your colours as we guide you through quick colour fixes for your photos.

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Printing and colour

Gimp, CUPS and Gutenprint are a fellowship that can lead you on your quest for high quality prints.

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Know your selections

Everyone knows selections, right? But how well do you really know them? In this tutorial, we get tricky with some awkward images.

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Creative text with Gimp

You can do more with text than you might think, as our graphics guru demonstrates.

How to get it

Click here to get the free Gimp tutorials. They're in a .zip file, total of 90MB in size.

Also, if you like Michael's work and want more Gimp action, check out his book - The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers.

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Your comments

Thannnnnnxxxxs for such nice

Thannnnnnxxxxs for such nice tutorials..
Have u got any tutorial for blender 2.57 and python 3.0 !!!!

allright gimp tutorial

so good! nice!

I need it

I'm finding a new software to instead PS,and I got it now.The only problem is the downloading is quite slow.
So good,So nice~

Thank you !!! From China

Thank you !!!
From China

thanks

thanks for your job.

Una vez mas

Muchas gracias a todos por sus comentarios y por decirnos de donde escriben.
"Nevil" Desafortunadamente no tenemos el material en español lo sentimos mucho.
"kaje" the last "Blender" tutorial in Linux Format Magazine was featured on isuue 134 but I am afraid that PDF is not Freely available, sorry!

Youre awesome ...

Thank you for this .... Very cool.

GIMP Does Wonders!

Wow, these will help me! I haven't used GIMP for long, but as most who start to use it, you can tell it is VERY easy right when you start! Almost everything is organized. It's wonderful and I love it! All people looking to use GIMP: Do use it NOW!!

GIMP Does Wonders! - Part Two (2)

So, again, tutorials and advice help you do some great stuff!!

The freedom of the internet

The freedom of the internet allows money challenged people such as I, to still get our education from great orgs such as yours! Thanks to your great staff, thank you thank you.

Thank you

Thank you from Venezuela.

Download

Why does my tutorials download keep getting stalled? I can't get it to download completely.

Linux and it's users are amazing

Love Free Beer

非常好的教程,非常感谢分享

非常好的教程,谢谢

Very helpful, many thanks.

Very helpful, many thanks.

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