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GIMP tutorial - as good as PS

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My first proper tutorial! :winner: I so enjoyed making it. :aww: :bounce: There are not many GIMP tutorials here, definitely not as many as for Photoshop, and this program is still underrated. I want to advertise it as a tool equal to Photoshop.

The tutorial covers these areas of digital drawing:
:bulletgreen: inking
:bulletblue: colouring
:bulletpurple: shading (with the use of Levels)
:bulletred: text adjustments

The Cisqua and the Mudkip pic was specially designed for this tutorial. :D XD See it finished here: [link]

More tips:
As for smudging, people complained soft shades are harder than cel shading. Use various sizes of fuzzy brushes and mainly remember to lower the opacity of them, that gives you better control over them.

I strongly recommend viewing other tutorials on anything you need - inking, colouring... everybody has a little different approach (though the basic ideas are the same) but you could pick up some useful tips and tricks and learn by seeing the art itself.
If you make something with the use of this tutorial, post a link, I would love to see it!

NOTE: My GIMP is in Czech, so the translations may not be 100% correct, but I hope everything will be clear from the pictures. Anyway, in case of more troubles, feel free to ask!

NOTE 2: This is an old version of GIMP, so the new one has slightly different icons and more functions, but the tools remain.

Gimp can be downloaded here: [link] It is for free.


Thanks for comments+faves, I'm incredibly happy you find it useful! :w00t:
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neverm0re-r0ses's avatar
Wow! I downloaded FireAlpaca a while back when I first got my tablet, I wasn't quite satisfied with the functions so I just downloaded Gimp. After an hour of Youtube tutorials I was no closer to understanding Gimp. This tutorial is great though and will definitely get me kickstarted! Thanks a lot!