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Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop - Smashing Magazine

Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible. In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! GIMP1 is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists. GIMP was never designed to replace Photoshop, yet with every release, it comes a little closer to being able to do so. Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link In this article, we list eight tweaks to make GIMP a more serious Photoshop replacement option. Installing Plug-Ins, Brushes and Filters Link Before continuing, you need to know how to install add-ons. To install a brush or plug-in, copy and paste it into the appropriate folder and restart GIMP. 1. The PSPI plug-in allows GIMP to use Photoshop plug-ins. To start, download the PSPI plug-in from Gimp.org Restart GIMP and open the Filters menu. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Conclusion Link (al)

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Photoshop Tutorials In this tutorial you will learn everything it takes to create totally belieavable rocks and stones in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will exercise on drawing rocks, stones, cliffs or anything made of stone. There are many ways to achieve this… I will just show you my favorite one. depending on their structure, rocks look very different. For this tutorial I decided to make sharp reefs in the water … but you can use the same technique for anything stony!Step 1 First, we will start with a white canvas. 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.

6 GIMP Tricks Everyone Should Know! Having used both GIMP and Adobe Photoshop I must say I personally believe GIMP is much better for common folks like you and me who need a relatively simpler set of tools to make quick edits to our Vacation pictures. Photoshop is undoubtedly more useful graphic designers, however for making quick tweaks, nothing beats GIMP. Recently GIMP 2.6 was released, so I decided to make this tutorial for those who still haven't discovered the magic of GIMP and don't know how to use GIMP productively.1.

Photoshop Alternatives: Another 14 Free Image Manipulation Tools Image editing encompasses the processes of altering images. We use raster graphics editor as primary tool to edit a digital image in terms of manipulating, enhancing, transforming, applying effects and filters, and file formats converting. Due to the popularity of digital cameras, image editing programs are readily available. Layer Effects This is a series of scripts that implement various layer effects: Drop ShadowInner ShadowOuter GlowInner GlowBevel and EmbossSatinColor OverlayGradient OverlayPattern OverlayStroke Some effects can have contours (a.k.a. curves) and noise added to them. Effects can either be applied on a separate layer, or be merged into the active layer (which in some cases gives better results). Tested with GIMP 2.4.2.

Simple steps to photo touch-up In this post I’m going to show you how to go post-process this image: By the end, we’ll have an image that looks like this: This tutorial was created using the GIMP, but it’s equally applicable to your favourite editing software as long as it has the same tools. Photoshop, and other editing software should work equally well. Download free GIMP brushes GIMP is an open-source image editing program, one of the most popular image-editing programs. GIMP has a large library of free brushes that can be downloaded, to improve functionality of GIMP. Here is a large collection of GIMP brushes that you will find useful for various purposes.

Bring Out the GIMP Part 1: GIMP Basics No matter which Linux distro you run, chances are it came with a magnificent little image editor called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). Unlike Paint and other free-with-your-OS image editors, GIMP is a full featured graphics app with a broad range of capabilities that rival those os Adobe Photoshop. (Note: GIMP does lack many features of its $749 rival, but it has the distinct advantage of costing absolutely nothing.) In this, our first of several posts about this powerful Linux app, we'll give you a quick-and-dirty intro to GIMP's most basic features. Note that there are multiple ways to accomplish these basic tasks in GIMP, but these methods require the fewest steps. In later tutorials, we'll show you more advanced (and more efficient) image editing techniques.

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Download useful, free GIMP plugins GIMP, the free and open-source image editor, is often blamed for its lack of polish in its interface. However, with sufficient addons (particularly plugins), you can achieve a lot of functionality found in other editors. Our previous GIMP plugins post looked at best plugins for web design, photography etc. In this second roundup, we will take a look at plugins that bring Photoshop’s features to GIMP. Making Photographs Black & White in GIMP Black and White images have been neglected ever since the introduction of colour into film photography, due to the fact that colour is ‘best’ and what we see (colour) is the true beauty of a scene/object. As this is the case now, whenever black and white images are created it is perceived as a kind of artistic aesthetic that the photographer has wanted to achieve and considering colour is the norm now, this photograph is viewed in a different light and more of an artists creation rather than the representative. So, I hope to get you more creative in experimenting with your photographs with these easy Black and White conversion processes! Black and White - Sand Dune, Northern Territory, Australia 1.

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