GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source paint program becoming a free alternative to Photoshop. With Gimp you have the ability to apply many functions to touch up photos, draw and paint, and create textures with many filter effects available. Supports Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Although Gimp is mostly used for touching up photographs it can do a lot more with the layerfx script for the Gimp Script-Fu which has all the basic effects that Photoshop layer effects has. This makes Gimp a powerful tool for creating 2D textures for 3D modeling programs like 3ds Max or Gmax.
Current versions available include version 2.8. This will be the version we will use. Download Gimp below. Also download and install the LayerFX script to get Photoshop Layer Style Effects.
>> Gimp software download: Gimp 2.6
>> Gimp Layer Effects: LayersFX
Free Gimp Tutorials
Fire Effects in Gimp using Filters Make 2D still and animated fire! Blur and Noise filters do the rest to make your job easy!
Gimp is open source and free to download. Photoshop on the other hand is the choice for graphic designers, and photographers.
Gimp Flaming Text Effects
In this tutorial, learn a cheap and easy way to add fire and flames to your text in Gimp 2.8 using just filter effects!
24 GIMP Text Effect Tutorials
Lots of GIMP tutorials here focused on cool text effects. Good for beginners or professionals. Get started with text effects.
Learn some cool text effects in GIMP 2.8. Design punched-in text with Bevel and Drop Shadow effects. Create your own Text effects!
Gimp is free and just as good as Photoshop when designing Logos. Learn to use shadows, textures, patterns, gradients, layers, masks, curves, beveling and more.
Creating Normal maps in Gimp is easy to do. With the Gimp filter, convert gray scale image into a Normal map, and apply it to the model.
You will learn to use the following Layer Effects: bevel and emboss, dropshadow, and inner glow. Use these effects to create realistic textures.
Create an animation GIF Xray scanner. It just shows anything you can do in Photoshop, you can do in good old free Gimp.
The LayerFX script give Gimp all the Photoshop Layer Style effects. Now you ca use Gimp for serious textured text and graphics. Includes EndTable texture demo.
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