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Old 01-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Can't do GIMP

I have tried, watched the youtube files, spent some hours and I can't get passes how to make my label. I am stuck at selecting something, rotating text, making a line and so many other things it isn't even funny. Couldn't they make it a little more user friendly for those of us that have never used this type of program.

Or am I just a nincompoop and my patience is trying?

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Old 01-25-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Follow some of the tutorials on gimp.org. That's how I learned. It's a tad confusing at first, but you'll catch on after a bit.

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:42 AM   #3
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Follow some of the tutorials on gimp.org. That's how I learned. It's a tad confusing at first, but you'll catch on after a bit.
+1 to that. I had no idea how to do anything on GIMP at first, but stuck with it and gave it an honest try. Mow I am creating some cool stuff (IMO) now that i gave it a chance...
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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Try Inkscape. I had trouble with GIMP and found Inkscape more intuitive, drawing like.

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Old 01-26-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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GIMP is user un-friendly.

+1 to working through tutorials or just messing with it for
a week or two to get a feel.

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Old 01-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #6
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I agree 100% about GIMP being user unfriendly...

The key is understanding how the program works. Once you start understanding stuff like layers, transparency, paths, alpha, etc... you will find it isn't as complicated as first thought. Key is just get in there and play around.

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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GIMP is definitely worth what I paid for it: $0. I wish PaintShopPro was available for Linux.

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ditto (read: postwhoring) on the tutorials. Just follow along with them for a few pausing them when needed. Then just time. If you don't understand a tool, Try messing with it, You can't break anything!

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Luckily my PC came installed with Adobe Photoshop CS2 (at my office). If you get an opportunity to buy the program at a decent price, it is so worth it!!

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If he can't use Gimp, He can't use Photoshop. Same style of program.

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