Blog Theme Design tutorial

Finally I have managed to put my self together and create another blog template tutorial!
sorry to all those who were counting on it before,i just didn't have the time for it but anyway here it is. so enjoy!

Make a Gimp pattern from scratch

In this tutorial i will show you how to create a metal like textured pattern from scratch as well as adding text with an engraved effect to it. This could be useful for website backgrounds that repeats as well as signatures,headers etc.

Will start by first creating the actual pattern design and then how to save and place it in the correct folder, and finally creating an example using the pattern with some text.

Old Photo

This tutorial will teach you how to transform a normal photo into something that looks like the 1890s very neat effect.

Modern Navigation

In this gimp tutorial i will show you how to Create a cool modern website Navigation, this navigation works well with both dark and light backgrounds see examples at the end of this tutorial.

I made the width under 500px so it fits inside site, but if you look at the end of this tutorial there is a link showing how the site would look like on a wider 800px website.


You really need to see the end results to appreciate this tutorial, the preview image doesn't show much :),this Gimp tutorial is meant for Intermediate and above users, but never the less i advise beginners to have a go at it since i do try my best to explain the steps in detail.

Sun Ray Effect

Although this is a very simple straight forward effect i though it would be good for people getting familiar with gimp to try something not too hard alternatively you can use photoshop brushes that work in gimp to create the effect. I call this effect "sun Ray" its pretty common with so called web 2.0 websites these days.

How to blend colors

In this tutorial Im going to show you how I blend colors in order to get better looking paintings.

This process can be also achieved in other raster programs like photoshop, and thus its not rare, its in fact widely used. I normally find blending done using the smudge tool, or the blur tool, but using them solely doesn't gives great results.

Glow Effect

In this tutorial I will make use of different overlaid layers mixed with radial gradient tool to achieve and awesome light effect, started off as a experiment turned out to be a cool effect and worth a tutorial :)

Vista Button

Have a look at the end result you really need to see it to appreciate this tutorial :) also inside is a html/java script example of a
Rollover in action.


Use Colorful Cardstock Papers to create amazing artwork.