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Post: #78756 mrsflibble
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:17 pm

no, nothing dirty.
i gots me some gimp... having a hard time getting used to it again (gave up last time) but i have heard about GIMPshop- a skin or plugin that makes GIMP look more like photoshop...
tried the gimpshop website but their downloader looks decidedly fishy to me. anybody tried it?
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Post: #78759 Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:28 pm

f you're used to windows downloads, things like Gimp downloads look a bit geekish at times - you'll be fine! :wink:
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Post: #78762 mrsflibble
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:35 pm

it's not the geekish i find worrying, it's the possible p2p file sharing I don't like.
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Post: #78763 Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:35 pm

if it's for windoze..........http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html :dave:
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Post: #78764 mrsflibble
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:40 pm

ta, but I have the normal standard version of gimp, i am trying to get the version that looks more like photoshop lol! finding it really hard to get started on the normal gimp window.
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Post: #78765 Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:42 pm

just open an image - then all becomes clear.......... :wink:
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Post: #78798 Millymollymandy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:07 am

Gimp - did you know that is a sort of narrow fabric frieze that you put around the top of walls to hide where you cut the wallpaper very very badly - or at least that's what they do in France........ :shock:

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Post: #78812 wulf
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:35 pm

It shouldn't take too long to get used to the Gimp interface - the only benefit I can think of for GIMPShop is if you are already an experience Photoshop user (although, even there, I suspect the differences would be all too obvious).

With the Gimp you have one or more floating windows with information about the image you are editing and the options you have selected plus one or more pictures open (each in its own window). For working on a picture, you can use the buttons on the main Gimp control box as well as the menu commands at the top of the image window.

Beyond that, it is more likely to be the concepts, like working with a picture split into different layers, that is harder to get your head round but that would also be true of Photoshop.

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ps. I have used Photoshop, although some time ago now, as well as various other image manipulation programs apart from the Gimp. They are either very basic (eg. MS Paint) or take some time to get used to (but become incredibly rewarding).
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Post: #78831 mrsflibble
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:10 pm

I'm still having a really hard time trying to get to grips with GIMP and was hoping something would make my transition a bit easier. i kind of wish i didnt know as mucha bout photoshop as i do cos then I'd have no pre existing information to contradict the workings of a different interface.
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Post: #78837 wulf
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:46 pm

What are you hitting as a "roadblock"?

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Post: #78839 mrsflibble
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:29 pm

finding everything lol!
and I closed the window with the colour pallete and layers in and now can't seem to reinstate it.
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Post: #78895 wulf
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:57 pm

When you have an image open, you should be able to track down everything you need. For example, look under the Dialogs menu and you'll find the layers palette.

It will open in a new window but you can include it as a permanent tab on the main Gimp window. Click just below the title of the dialog window and you should be able to drag and drop over to the main window.

It seems instinctive to me but I'm sure it gets illustrated online somewhere (try the manual for this "docking" concept).

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