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Old 01-25-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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I can not figure out how to use this program, I haven't even used photoshop since I was in high school. So how do you use this.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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There are a good selection of tutorials for Gimp here: http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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There are also some good video tutorials on YouTube. There's definitely a learning curve. It took me a few tries before I was even a little bit comfortable with it.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:05 PM   #4

Agreed, I don't find it very intuitive. I was able to figure out photoshop pretty quick, but find Gimp more difficult.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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I suggest people try out Gimpshop. It's GIMP, but redone to act more like photoshop, as far as where the buttons are and hotkeys and such. http://www.gimpshop.com/

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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I might take a look at gimpshop myself. Gimp is the least intuitive program I've seen since I got off mainframes in the '70s.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #7
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As a former IBM sales employee, (ie relatively comfortable with "computers", or at least selling related equipment), I did not have much fun using Gimp...I have a basic label done which isn't close to what I want, photoshop here I come.

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:33 AM   #8
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Is there a free photoshop? Or where can you get it for cheap(er)?

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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Is there a free photoshop? Or where can you get it for cheap(er)?
Photoshop Elements will do almost everything you want to do, and it is priced around $60-70 bucks. Elements can also handle many of the same filters as the more expensive full version.

A comparison of the two: http://www.graphic-design.com/Photos..._elements.html

A product drescription and free trial version is here: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #10
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There must be a TORRENTial amount of free software out there for the having!

I tried GIMP a couple of years ago and could not figure it out. I somehow grew accustomed to Corel Photopaint, so that is what I mostly use now. I can stumble my way around Photoshop without help, at least for the basics.

I have been meaning to try the GIMPshop out, since it seemed to be an obvious direction to take, considering the vast number of people used to using photoshop.
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