Gimp a Photoshop replacement

Discussion in 'Maps, Textures, and Graphics' started by Ax Thrower, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Ax Thrower

    Ax Thrower Blood Lust

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    In my quest to find newer/better free programs, I have run across Gimp. It is not a clone of Photoshop but does almost all of the PS's functions. If it is the PS brushes you like, then there are utilities to convert them over. In short this is an alternative to others out there instead of paying mega-dollars for PS, try Gimp first and if you like making graphics then decide if you want to invest inf PS..

    A Windows installation file is located HERE and there is a utility to allow you to use the PS shortcuts so you can follow along in PS tutorials...

    Here is some water I made in about 2 minutes using Gimp
     

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  2. Cuchulainn

    Cuchulainn Windmill Tilter

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    Nice idea to post that Ax. I've certainly read a lot of good things about it over the years, I've also heard it's a bit harder to learn than PS but when you consider the price it sure looks good. I finaly convinced my brother to give it a try last month and he's been quite pleased.

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  3. Cujo

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    a program that I find really usefull is IrfanView, I just use it to open tga's which it can do in less time than paint can open a jpg, and its free.
     
  4. Ax Thrower

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    With the link I posted, it is a "clone" of the paintshop layout, including pretty much the same terminology on the shortcuts... makes using PS tutorials really easy.. and it is already compiled and set up for Windows so you don't have to screw around with it..
     
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