Awesome Wallpapers made with GIMP

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by DevynCJohnson, Oct 28, 2013.

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Would you like to see me and other users post more FREE wallpapers here?

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  1. Adam H.

    Adam H. New Member

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    "tutor4u" is a wonderful YouTube channel with great tutorials on how to create awesome images in Gimp, Blender, (I think Inkscape) and some other open-source programs too! It's helped me out a lot, so you could probably pick up some good tips from him.

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    edward_haigh New Member

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    Thanks a lot Adam! I will give it a go and in around a months time you will see the worst GIMP image of your life!
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  3. Adam H.

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    Here's another wallpaper I made recently! I made the tiles with a simple low-res gradient and the scaled those up to a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The hand and paint drips are both edited stock photos.
    Hand.png
    You can use this for whatever you want, no credit needed!
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  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    webboy89860 New Member

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    thanks for sharing
  6. JasKinasis

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    To further the other answers to this question, there is a great book by Akkana Peck called Beginning Gimp: From Novice to Professional which is a comprehensive guide to using Gimp. I've owned a copy of the 2nd edition (published in 2008) for a good few years now and would recommend it to anybody! Saying that, the 3rd edition of the book should be coming out very soon, so it might be worth waiting until that is finally released!

    Also here in the UK, Future Publishing (who also publish Linux Format) recently released a bookazine called Gimp: The Complete Guide. Not sure how good this is, but I have ordered a copy. Still waiting for it to be delivered!
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  7. JasKinasis

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    Update: My copy of 'Gimp: The Complete Guide' just arrived in the post this morning and I have to say it is REALLY good.

    'The Complete Guide' is only 98 pages, containing 28 simple, practical tutorials, covering pretty much every aspect of Gimp. The tutorials are split into four sections: Get Set Up, Learn the Basics, Essential Skills and Projects.

    Being a bookazine, it is not as comprehensive as Akkana Pecks 'Beginning Gimp: From Novice to Professional', but there is a lot of content crammed into those 98 pages. And it is only £9.99 (compared to £40 for 'From Novice to Professional'), so great value too!

    The tutorials presented in the book are easy to follow, with plenty of screenshots to help guide you and are suitable for anybody who is new to Gimp; Be they rank amateurs who are just starting out with photo editing, or seasoned photoshop pros who are trying Gimp for the first time. To appease any hardcore Adobe fans, it even dedicates a page to customising Gimps UI and keyboard shortcuts to make it look and behave more like Photoshop!

    I'd highly recommend a copy of 'Gimp: The Complete Guide' to anybody who wants to learn more about the many tools available in Gimp and how to use them effectively!
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  8. Jefff

    Jefff New Member

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    Nice wallpapers.

    Is the quality from the GIMP (like aliasing, resizing, etc) as good as Photoshop? I know the GIMP is incredibly powerful, and a lot of people use it professionally.
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  9. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I assume the quality is the same, but I have never compared the two myself. Other people say one is better than the other (depending on which one they prefer). I am pleased with the quality of Gimp. I use Gimp to make all of the slides for my articles and most of Jarret's. (See the main page)
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    Awesome creation! loved your wallpapers especially the planets and the ripple. The blue gradient background looked so cool. You are a GIMP master!

    GIMP was one of the first program i used even before photoshop. This was the program that made me want to become a graphics artist!

    Share more of your creation!
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  11. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Have you seen my DeviantArt account?

    http://devyncjohnson.deviantart.com/

    On my Youtube account, I have three GIMP tutorials that I made. (Google.com/+DevynJohnson)
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    I saw your deviantart gallery. Its so beautiful. I will be checking your GIMP tutorials once i get home.
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  13. blackneos940

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    Some guy is using XP near me in the Library..... Gonna approach him about Linux.... : )
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Convert that heathen!:p
  15. blackneos940

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    He said he's used Open Office before, and he said he would look into Linux..... :D Also..... This video on YouTube, "A Few Perspectives On Open Office", featured a School Employee from my town BASHING it..... I swear, when I'm through with this town..... :D
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  16. blackneos940

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    Cool!..... :3
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    Do what I do with Windows users, run after them with a pitch fork in one hand and a flaming torch in the other shouting 'blasphemy'........

    BTW I am banned from my local Library......
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  18. darrendazzler

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    Well boys some of the wallpapers you've made are very impressive, well done. Just started using GIMP myself so I need a few months to add a few contributions :0
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    Hmm, I guess you did not shout "blasphemy" loud enough. :D:p
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  20. blackneos940

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    That sounds harsh..... XD
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