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Gimp Computer Art Software

Updated on August 29, 2011

Gimp The Free Computer Art Software

Gimp software is a free to use software program that you can use to draw with, manipulate existing drawing files and colour your drawings, aswell as other effects you can use such as layers and the all important smudge tool.

I've had this free program for awhile now, but it's only the last month or so that I have started to use it for re-working some of my older drawings and over using the smudge tool because it is ace, below is a before and after witch drawing from using the smudge tool on Gimp.

I am going to go over all the features of Gimp to do more better drawings and make my uploading online easier with more clearer and sharper drawings.

Gimp Software

Gimp - An art software just like photoshop but free. image copyright Gimp 2009.
Gimp - An art software just like photoshop but free. image copyright Gimp 2009.

Before And After Drawing Of A Witches Head

This is the before drawing of the witch and I wanted to make the picture darker and smudge blend the darks a bit.
This is the before drawing of the witch and I wanted to make the picture darker and smudge blend the darks a bit.
The after smudging drawing of the witches head and I made it darker and just had a blast using the smudge feature.
The after smudging drawing of the witches head and I made it darker and just had a blast using the smudge feature.

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Skull Drawing Before And After

The skull before drawn with a biro pen.Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
The skull before drawn with a biro pen.Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
Added a little bit more colour here and used the smudge tool heavily throughout.Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
Added a little bit more colour here and used the smudge tool heavily throughout.Copyright Wayne Tully 2009

My Fantasy Art Blog Header Graphic Before And After Using Gimp

Fantasy art blog header graphic before needing the Gimp touch. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
Fantasy art blog header graphic before needing the Gimp touch. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
The blog header after using Gimp, I like the way you can blend existing colours together more smoothly here. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009
The blog header after using Gimp, I like the way you can blend existing colours together more smoothly here. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009

Future Use Of The Art Software Known As Gimp

 In the future I want to really understand Gimp a little bit better and learn all about layers and other tools and features of Gimp that really enhance scanned in artwork, it makes me wish I'd gone through it earlier, oh well no time like the present.

The possibilities are quite endless for using Gimp, and I know that I am going to use it to colour my graphic novels in and add some cool effects to my pages and this is something I am totally looking forward to doing.

Gimp is free to download and is far better than paying all out for Photoshop which some may not be able to afford as of yet with the high price tag, so I recoomend getting Gimp and using it as a trial for when you can afford Photoshop.

Gimp Filters

The filters on Gimp are quite identical to Photoshop filters and they provide extra design ideas to take into consideration such as the brilliant lens flare and other lighting effects that make a design look professional. There are a range of Gimp plug-ins for different tools like the brush tool and other filters that can be downloaded and used on your digital artwork. Gimp is a great alternative to Photoshop as there are new features being designed and implemented sort of like fixes and developments that help make the free tool great to use.


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    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Aha cheers for this, makes my art creation that much easier!

      Thanks!

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      Josh 

      8 years ago

      peacefulparadox,

      If you are still looking for a way to crop images take a look at this page.

      http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tutorial-quickie-crop...

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

      For your comments and I think you can crop photos quite easy with Gimp, but I haven't done it yet!

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      Rubenkings 

      8 years ago

      That's good and interesting thanks for share it Wayne

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      peacefulparadox 

      8 years ago

      I normally use Abobe Fireworks on my primary machine. But on my secondary Netbook, I have Gimp because I don't want to have to pay for another license of Fireworks in order to put it on another machine.

      But I have yet to figure out how to crop photos in Gimp.

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks rmcrayne!

      Going to be a master of Gimp one day with my art!

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      rmcrayne 

      8 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      COngrats on your HubNuggets nomination. Having good and plentiful graphics really makes a difference in a piece.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Oooh this sounds exciting and cool! I'd love to create a witchy ripplemaker! LOL Wayne, this hub is a Hubnugget Wannabe! Congratulations! Vote and promote over here: http://hubpages.com/hubnuggets10/hub/X-Marks-The-S...

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cheers Ethel!

      Also like photoshop you can edit existing photos too which I have done too and the results are just as good as photoshop, not bad for a free to use program!

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      That's interesting thanks Wayne

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