Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > The Gimp

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
Unkle Danky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: In my head I'm back in Austin, TX
Posts: 120
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default The Gimp

If any of you want to make really nice labels you should try GIMP. Its is a 100% free graphics program and in the right hands has nearly all the ability of photoshop. I will post pics of mine when done. Check it out. Doesnt use a lot of memory and downloads in just a couple minutes.

__________________

You look like I need a drink
-----------------------------------------
Primary- AHS Double Chocolate Stout
Bottled- AHS Fat Tire Clone
Bottled- AHS Bavarian Hefe

Unkle Danky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
luckylindy345
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 82
Default

Sounds awesome. I'm gonna check it out!

__________________
luckylindy345 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
Penguin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: odessa, tx
Posts: 208
Default

yeah i use it all the time during my slow time here at work. nice program....but a little difficult at first to figure out. youtube tutorials.....check em out they help alot.

__________________
Penguin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,591
Liked 4343 Times on 3158 Posts
Likes Given: 845

Default

I found out that I'm way to dumb to use GIMP. I did figure out how to open a file in it, but that was about it.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #5
Kilgore_Trout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 568
Default

It's probably the best free editor out there.

If you get really good at it, try photoshop... I find it's best for people to learn in GIMP as it makes you do a bit more gruntwork (which teaches a lot).

__________________
Kilgore_Trout is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 04:30 AM   #6
billtzk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,627
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I'd love to learn how to design labels and graphics that I can use on web sites and blogs. I used GIMP to make some simple graphic icons following a tutorial script that I found on the web some time back. It was hard. I fear I may lack a certain essential aptitude for graphic design, aka talent.

__________________

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. -Lily Tomlin

billtzk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
thataintchicken
The good ideas will survive.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
thataintchicken's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 7,887
Liked 1264 Times on 1256 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I like GIMP.
Free is a very good price.

__________________
Subtle is too confusing. Subtle only has it's place for aroma, flavor, and insult. Anyplace else, you lose. -GilaMinumBeer

Ginger, how long should I boil these crab legs for? I want them to fall off the bone just like Texas pork ribs. - Ace Club

I'm a meat hunter. - AZ_IPA

Their new commercial sounds lime the crazy fiat music.- Zuljin
thataintchicken is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
Dadrick
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Stewartstown, PA
Posts: 144
Default

I'm struggling with GIMP, atm. I am an engineer and use CAD everyday, so I keep looking to draw lines and circles, drafting type stuff. GIMP doesn't give me those options. I will try to find the Youtube tutorials, maybe that will help.

__________________

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world” - Kaiser Wilhelm

"Wasser ist für waschen, nicht trinkens. Bier ist für trinkens"
translation: Water is for washing not drinking, beer is for drinking. Poppa Boxhiemer

Dadrick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
cgruelle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 29
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dadrick View Post
I'm struggling with GIMP, atm. I am an engineer and use CAD everyday, so I keep looking to draw lines and circles, drafting type stuff. GIMP doesn't give me those options. I will try to find the Youtube tutorials, maybe that will help.
You might have better luck with Inkscape.

Inkscape. Draw Freely.
__________________
cgruelle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #10
uncleozzy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cgruelle View Post
You might have better luck with Inkscape.
Inkscape is awesome; let me draw a couple of concept labels very, very quickly. Lots of tutorials on Youtube too, if you're so inclined, with tips for drawing complex designs like ribbons and whatnot.

Definitely much easier to work with vector art than with raster.
__________________
uncleozzy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't do GIMP Matt Up North Label Display & Discussion 33 01-30-2009 08:28 PM
GIMP with MAC czeknere Label Display & Discussion 9 12-22-2008 03:25 PM
Problems using the GIMP RodfatherX Label Display & Discussion 6 06-04-2008 06:20 PM
having fun with gimp =) zbeeblebrox Label Display & Discussion 5 12-14-2007 05:55 PM
Gimp RiversC174 Label Display & Discussion 2 03-15-2006 10:46 PM