5 Tutorials To Make Your Own Amazing Wallpapers In GIMP

Jessica Cam Wong 20-10-2010

If you read the recently-published article on beginner-level video tutorials for GIMP Top 10 Beginner Video Tutorials to Learn GIMP Fast Read More , you might want to get your feet wet and get started creating your own art. Users all over the DeviantArt community Top 10 Sites To Download Free Photoshop Textures Read More , for example, for sure are showcasing their own artwork and wallpapers The Best Resources to Pimp Your Wallpaper Read More .


Why not create your own wallpapers instead of hunting for others The 7 Best Sites to Download Very High Resolution Wallpapers Looking for a new high resolution wallpaper? Here are the best wallpaper sites for finding fresh desktop backgrounds. Read More ‘ creations? You might even want to share your artwork so others that like to rotate Wally- Awesome Wallpaper Rotator for Windows, Mac & Linux Read More their wallpapers will be able to appreciate your efforts. Here are some beautiful wallpaper tutorials you can follow even if you’re a beginner to intermediate user of the free image editor, GIMP, which is known for its batch-editing capabilities Batch Edit Your Images with GIMP Read More , being able to create an image map How To Create An Image Map Using GIMP Read More , etc.

Amazing Bokeh Effect

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Full tutorial: PA Blog

This started as a Photoshop tutorial, but as you can tell, you can achieve pretty awesome wallpapers as well in GIMP. The Puteraaladin blog was able to get this and was kind enough to post a step-by-step tutorial and even brushes!

Mac Tiger Wallpaper with a Touch of Ubuntu

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Full tutorial: Gimp-Tutorials

Featured in 5 Websites To Learn GIMP Online 5 Websites to Learn GIMP Online Read More (don’t forget to check out the second part 5 More Websites To Learn More About GIMP Photo Editing Read More with more GIMP tutorial websites), is rich with user-submitted tutorials and goodies on effects, icons, etc. Here’s a tutorial written in 2007 for a beautiful combo wallpaper reminiscent of Ubuntu and Mac OS X Tiger.

Mac Leopard Wallpaper

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Full tutorial: Abduzeedo Blog


The Abduzeedo blog produce high-quality tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. The wallpapers from the blog also are stunning so here’s the founder’s guide to creating an image similar to the Aurora wallpaper from Mac Leopard.

Cosmic Wallpaper

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Full tutorial: ScottPhotographics Blog

This is a more recent tutorial, published in August of this year, created by a site rich with photography, GIMP and Photoshop tips. This is what I was able to get after several attempts at following the good-for-beginners tutorial. The color in my final attempt still came out a little flat so do look at the original samples of the author’s tutorial as they were very rich in color.


Refresh Wallpaper

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Full tutorial: GIMPKnowHow‘s Youtube Channel

GIMPKnowHow is probably one of the most followed GIMP gurus on Youtube (another excellent channel is GIMPTricks) and with good reason. Tutorials from the channel are made with a very clear and helpful narrator and are often original tutorials, like this one.

Need more tips for high-quality wallpapers? Don’t miss out on Saikat’s How To Create Top-Quality Desktop Wallpapers How to Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers Wallpapers are an excellent way to personalize your computer and making your own isn't as difficult as you might expect. Here's a simple step-by-step guide. Read More . Need wallpaper ideas? Look through:


You don’t even have to use GIMP to create good wallpapers. Here’s a guide Create Cool Desktop Wallpapers Quickly using Microsoft Word Read More on using Microsoft Word to author a simple but nice-looking wallpaper with a message even!

Do you have any favorite GIMP tutorials you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments section! Also, do let us know of your artwork if you were able to create them from these tutorials! We’d love to see them!

Related topics: GIMP, Image Editor, Wallpaper.

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