GIMP Tutorials


This page will deal with a open-source program called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).  I have used this for a while to create graphics for my website and recently my UT 3 maps.  While this page will focus mostly on mapping, it will have areas that can be used for your website and general graphic creations.

Some links are Photoshop specific [will have a “PS” before the link]; but contain a lot of information that can be used in GIMP.  While GIMP doesn’t have all off the features in Photoshop, it does contain enough similarities to warrant adding these tutorials.

If you know of any additional sites or specific tutorials, please contact me.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

  • You can download the latest stable release [version 2.6.11 for Windows XP SP2 or later] here as well as the user manual.  Here is the FAQ for Windows related questions.
  • You can download the latest “beta” release [version 2.7.1] here.  This includes features such as “Single Window Mode”, Grouped Layers, and Dynamic Brushes (as well as other features).  Keep in mind it’s still in Beta and may have some personality issues.
  • The official online documentation [user manual] can be found here.
  • A glossary of terms used in GIMP as well as texture creation can be found here.
  • You can start to learn GIMP by following a few of the beginner tutorials here.


Texture Information

Specific Tutorials

Community Sites