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GIMP Tutorial Shimeji Making by The-Lovely-Fagot GIMP Tutorial Shimeji Making by The-Lovely-Fagot
Well, I noticed that there wasn't a tutorial for making Shimejis with the Gimp Program. And it is a little different than using Photoshop... Just some extra steps that you need to be weary of.

But yeah. I do hope that this helps becuase I remember I was talking to a user who was a little frustraited that they had to go by Photoshop tutorials for making a Shimeji.

For those of you who do not know what a Shimeji is, it is a Japanese program that allows little chibis to walk around your screen and give you hell by reproducing like crazy and throwing your conversations out of the screen. They are a lot of fun. here is the link for the English version, in which you can also get a Link Shimeji thrown into the pack.


I did not make the England base. It is not mine. It's :iconcrazy-chibi:'s work. You can download England here:


If you wish to download GIMP click on the link below. It's free.


I have this tutorial on youtube, in case if there is any confusion. I personally like having somebody explaining and me seeing at times when I am learning something... So here's the link:

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Cachomon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I've tried to add this deviation to my shimejis group, but it expired *^* we are still growing and I hope you join and share with everyone all your fantastic shimeji pieces or tutorials like this one!! *A*

Here it is~ :iconshimejidesktoppets:

Keep up the great work! *A*
OneiroPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, even if it's kinda old! ouo Finally I can TRY to make a Phantom shimeji since I can't seem to find any... >.>
vampiregirl1312 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this!! I actually started making a shimeji today!
blackkleptomaniac Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for your tutorial~ :3
KittiNygma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for this! great! :D
adrianerkul Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
hey i have seen your video on youtube it is little help but this is a better version
Winged-Dawn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial! Shugo Chara Shimejis, here I come!
TheCannibalWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't get it, so when you open the Png image the shimeji will appear?
The-Lovely-Fagot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
When you open up the image on GIMP, it will appear, then you just go and draw over it. And save over the file. Then if you open the shimeji program, the image that you replaced will appear.
Maisunadokei1856 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you very much for thinking about Gimp users *-*. I'm no good at drawing, but I'll probably try this out someday !
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