How to Design Beautiful iOS App Icons

Some people say it’s not all about looks and that’s true, however, when it comes to selling an iOS app it seems that sometimes image is everything.

Free Texture Download and Resources Link

GIMP TexutresTextures is always a good stuff for a designer to spice out their work or masterpieces. So today, in this article I’d like to present a list of great high resolution free paper and other textures.I've been surfing the net yesterday and made some list for you.Some of them are from my bookmark. I also have pick some of the textures from deviant art. Download and use it for your next masterpiece!

Brains Icon

BRAAAIIINNNSSS!! . This may not be a scary brain, but hey, it's a brain, right? Here's how to make it! This tutorial is based off of an Illustrator tutorial at vectortuts+ by Alexey Botkov. you can also find free vector graphics at

Abstract Wave Effect

Okay everyone, first off, this is converted from a tutorial for Lipstick on the Gimper forum. So, let's get started. Here is the final result:

Creating a Diorama Effect

I remember when I was young when I would build dioramas for school projects and for fun. They were always amazing to me because it was like having my own little town where I could control anything that went on. I found a Photoshop tutorial by Don Engel from psdtuts+ that shows you how to create a diorama illusion using almost any photo and I thought, well, wouldn't that make a great Gimp tutorial? And here it is.

Glossy bolt tutorial in GIMP

Today we are going to create a glossy bolt in the Gimp. This tutorial is inspired off of a Photoshop tutorial by Constantin Potorac at Let's get started!

A folded and cut papercraft or scrapbook style heading

The September 2008 issue of Wired Magazine had a nice new headline design created by Mario Hugo. The author of the PhotoshopRoadmap blog decided to turn this effect into a very detailed Photoshop tutorial.
You can download the font used in this tutorial here and find more free fonts at

Graffiti Tutorial

Today we are going to create some realistic graffiti in the Gimp. This tutorial is partially inspired off of Photoshop tutorial by DreamDealer v5.0 at Let's get started!

Steampunk Tutorial

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used - usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England - but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. - Courtesy of Wikipedia.


Use Colorful Cardstock Papers to create amazing artwork.