Introduction: Create Ink Splash Effect in GIMP | Photoshop Alternative

Hi Everyone, In this article I'm gonna show you How to Create Ink Splash / Ink Splatter effect in GIMP

Note: GIMP is the perfect photo editing alternative for Photoshop. Hence you can try this same method in Photoshop as well.

Step 1: Create a New Image in GIMP

  • Open GIMP
  • Create a New Image from File - New
  • Make the Width - 1920 px and Height - 1080 px
  • Leave the Default Color (White)

Step 2: Drag and Drop Your Subject Image

  • Choose your Subject Image
  • Drag and Drop it into GIMP
  • Scale it to fit inside the Canvas using Scale Tool

Step 3: Remove Background and Make It Transparent

  • Remove Background and Make it Transparent

There are many different methods to remove background using GIMP. Click Here for Some Methods

Step 4: Desaturate

  • Desaturate the Subject Layer to Make it Black and White
  • Colors - Desaturate

Step 5: Threshold

  • Go to Colors - Threshold
  • Change the Threshold Value to get the Good results
  • Then hide the Subject Layer

Step 6: Add the Ink Splatter Images

  • Download Ink Splatter Images -

  • Drag and Drop inside the Gimp below the Subject layer

Step 7: Position the Ink Splatter Images

  • Grab Move Tool
  • And Position the Ink Splash images to get the better look
  • You can also rotate, scale the images to get better results.

Step 8: Change the Subject Layer's Mode to Lighten Only

  • Make the Subject layer visible again
  • Change its Mode to Lighten Only

Step 9: Scale the Subject Layer

  • Scale the Subject layer if you needed

Step 10:

  • Now again move the Ink splash layers to get the best results

Step 11:

  • Then make the background layer active again
  • Go to Tools - GEGL Operation - Vignette
  • Change the Radius to the Maximum

Step 12: Conclusion

That's it Guys. Thanks for Reading.

If you still have doubts Watch the Video here. I have explained each steps clearly on my Video