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Old 01-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #21
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I am an avid Gimp user. I can help ya out if you post specific questions. I'm not very artistic, which is my problem, but I've figured out how to do most of what I want to on Gimp. Stand by for some examples.

I prefer Gimp because it is (1) open source, (2) free, (3) powerful, and (4) comes with free plugins. However, to each his own...



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Old 01-27-2009, 12:31 AM   #22
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Serious artists are laughing at me, but hey...this will show you what can be done fairly easily...


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Old 01-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #23
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I am an avid Gimp user. I can help ya out if you post specific questions. I'm not very artistic, which is my problem, but I've figured out how to do most of what I want to on Gimp. Stand by for some examples.

I prefer Gimp because it is (1) open source, (2) free, (3) powerful, and (4) comes with free plugins. However, to each his own...
I am right there with ya on this Kass. I am not going to spend the arm and a leg for photo shop when GIMP does the job and free...lol

Here are a couple I made with GIMP. They are by no means good, but not bad for only knowing the program (or any program like this) for only a little over a month.






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Old 01-27-2009, 11:49 AM   #24
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Also, GIMP and Photoshop are just tools. Use what works for
you. have you seen the youtube videos of people recreating
the Mona Lisa in MSPaint???

Less than 20 years ago designers were still making things by
photocopy, hand drawing and cut and paste. It's all about the
user and less about the tool.

Edit - That's ironic because you hardly ever see any hand drawn
illustrations in products anymore. Shame.

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.....They are by no means good, but not bad for only knowing the program (or any program like this) for only a little over a month.






A little over a month you say! You suck!
The labels look great though, very nice work..... But I still hate you.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #26
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Indeed...you shame me! I saw the progression of that Dunkel on the other thread and it was great.

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You know, I do have a GIMP question--seems appropriate to put it here. Does anyone know how to take a flat ring and make it look embossed? I'm working on the logo, and I'm having trouble just taking a layer with a flat ring and giving it a 3-D look. I can't find a filter that really works. I'd post the .xcf file for general editing by the populace, but it's rather large...

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Ha Ha! Trust me.... I got a ton of hours in the last month on these 3 labels. So by saying only a month makes it seem really short compared to if I would have counted hours....lol.....Seems like I am working on something with GIMP every day nearly. Its cool how I learn something new with it every day. Never done any kind of graphic art stuff before and find it fun. To bad it took me 33 years to find out I liked it....lol


Hey Kass, I seen something to that effect somewhere on GIMP and cant for the life of me remember where I seen it (on work computer right now so I can't cheat and look)...

I am thinking there is something like that in the "Create" section, but don't hold it to me. If you are still looking tonight when I get home I'll see what I can find for ya.

You are talking like a 3d ring of sorts right?

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Old 01-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #28
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Exactly. I hadn't looked in that section before. After a brief look I think it may just have what I need...


thanks a bunch!

Hey where is Redwater? I grew up in Dallas...

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GIMP's tricky. I have no photo editing experience, but I was able to turn out this flyer for my car show in just over two days (two WHOLE days, it's amazing how much time you can burn with homebrew, cable, and a driving ambition to learn a computer program). That included learning the software and two other versions that failed to meet my artist friends' approval.

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Exactly. I hadn't looked in that section before. After a brief look I think it may just have what I need...


thanks a bunch!

Hey where is Redwater? I grew up in Dallas...
Cool, I wasn't sure where I seen that but I was thinking something like that was in there.

Redwater is right outside of Texarkana. Not close enough to be considered a suburb of T-Town though.


I can't see your image due to my work computer blocking the image, but I agree with you 100% when it comes how much time you can burn.....


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