Software - What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP? - Photography - Stack Exchange. Photoshop - Is there an equivalent to Adobe's "Vibrance" in Gimp? - Photography - Stack Exchange. Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement GIMP is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists.
It is free and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux (the two big reasons for its popularity). It has a wide array of features, as well as plug-ins, filters and brushes. Documentation is primarily available in online communities, as well as through extensive add-ons. GIMP was never designed to replace Photoshop, yet with every release, it comes a little closer to being able to do so. In this article, we list eight tweaks to make GIMP a more serious Photoshop replacement option. Installing Plug-Ins, Brushes and Filters Before continuing, you need to know how to install add-ons. Windows: the folder is located in C:/Programs/GIMP.Mac: right-click and choose the application folder.Linux: press Ctrl+H in the Home folder to reveal the hidden .gimp folder. To install a brush or plug-in, copy and paste it into the appropriate folder and restart GIMP. 1. Restart GIMP and open the Filters menu. 2. 3. PSPI: Running Photoshop plug-ins in GIMP.
PSPI is a GIMP plug-in that runs 3rd-party Photoshop plug-in filters. I wrote it in 2001, and it initially worked on Windows only. Then nothing much happened until March 2006 when it became available also on Linux. All that was needed, basically, was for somebody to try building it using winegcc. Possibly building and running it on Linux might have worked already years ago, but nobody tried... Thanks to Mukund for trying it on Linux and reporting the success! Where to find Photoshop plug-in filters that are any good? Google is your friend. There are some exceptions though. Some magazines that come with "cover" CD-ROMs, like Computer Arts, often include commercial Photoshop filters on the CD-ROMs.
Photoshop plug-in filters (for the Windows version of Photoshop, which is what we are talking about here) are actually (32-bit) Windows DLLs, which are dynamically loaded into the plug-in host process's address space. Windows The Windows package includes just pspi.exe. Linux 64-bit Linux Downloads. 60+ (more) Advanced Photoshop & GIMP Tutorials. Skip to content Dennis Plucinik's Web Design Blog Just another WordPress site advertisements Follow Me 60+ (more) Advanced Photoshop & GIMP Tutorials Posted on February 8, 2008 by dennisplucinik in Design | Tagged with: Adobe, GIMP, Photoshop, tutorials Before getting started, I want to give a shout out to Collis down at psdtuts.com.
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