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dhenton
02-23-2001, 10:18 PM
For those of you who are Linux freaks, you may skip this post.Just tried by hand at <a href='http://www.gimp.org'>GIMP</a>. Full featured Photoshop clone. Available for free Win32 and Unix.


Complete layers handling, tablet support (UNIX and windows), masking, just about everything you could ask for and the price is right!

The authors say its "not a photoshop killer" but you could have fooled me. Here's my first shot with it:



<img src='http://www.primenet.com/~dhenton/Images/castle.jpg'>

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"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

nnelson1
02-24-2001, 04:39 PM
Yes, indeedy!
The GIMP is a great graphics program and, as you say, the price is right!

I've been a Linux-head for a few years now (as well as Micro$oft user, BSD, etc.--too many 'puters at MY house) and have long known the joys of The GIMP, but never even knew it was available for Windoze! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I encourage anyone and everyone to give it a whirl!

Nick

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digistyle
02-25-2001, 09:52 PM
I heard about Gimp a while ago while browsing alt.binaries.comp-graphics but had not looked into it. I went to the site to check it out. It looks like a cool program. I'll probably download a copy soon.

digistyle

bluespade
02-27-2001, 02:29 PM
Looks like GIMP has lots of cool plugins, too. Do you know if they'll work with PSPv7? I'd hate to try to learn a whole new system, but I always love collecting new plugins.

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Shehaub
02-28-2001, 11:14 AM
It appears that it also has some nice brushes that can be used. I am more of a brush fan than I am a filter fan, I think.

One thing I either over looked, or just didnt see was a smudge tool (my personal favorite) We are going to be setting up a linux box for other purposes in a couple months. I just might give this program a try.

dhenton
02-28-2001, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Shehaub:
It appears that it also has some nice brushes that can be used. I am more of a brush fan than I am a filter fan, I think.

One thing I either over looked, or just didnt see was a smudge tool (my personal favorite) We are going to be setting up a linux box for other purposes in a couple months. I just might give this program a try.


The ubiquitous finger is there under UNIX at least http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

As for the cool brushes, my picture was done with one of them,as series of parallel lines that rotates randomly.


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"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

Shehaub
03-01-2001, 10:41 AM
Ooooh.. the virtual finger IS there?

I cant paint or draw without it, not even on my computer!

*Claps her hands merrily and waits for her husband to get that linux box up and running*

Its amazing what will make some people happy.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

kptad2
04-24-2001, 06:21 PM
i need some help getting use this thing.. so far i like it .. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif but im not sure how to use any of it yet.. <FONT size="6">HELP!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif</FONT s>

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nnelson1
04-25-2001, 04:03 PM
Try this link for starters www.rru.com/~meo/gimp/Tutorial/intro.html (http://www.rru.com/~meo/gimp/Tutorial/intro.html)

Hope this helps!

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pixelscapes
04-27-2001, 11:48 AM
Wow, love that cross-hatching! Was that a special brush or a filter or what? Looks like a brush, maybe.

And I bet that it's a "Photoshop killer" in all the ways that matter, considering most people who use Photoshop seem to only know the most basic tools and functions. If GIMP has those covered, then they're good to go.

I posted a couple of GIMP tutorial links in the other thread (might've included the other one).

-=- Jen "Lanyard" de la Cruz