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Postby Mr. SmartyPants » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:34 pm

Yes Gimp!
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Postby N1NJ4 » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:54 pm

w00t for gimp users!
though it's pretty confusing at first you'll get the hang of it sooner or later

it's what i always use :rock:
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Postby The Doctor » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:31 pm

Input...does the software have a tutorial or a guide to use it?
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Postby Doubleshadow » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:14 am

It has help section that you can download.

I have the GTK and GIMP 2.2 downloaded to my home computer but neither of them will open. It just keeps giving me the same old message. Does anyone know why it won't open or install?
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Postby madphilb » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:46 pm

I've never had the help work for me before either. Have you checked with your local library, I was surprised to find 3 books on the GIMP at my local one.
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Postby olorc » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:10 am

in photoshop there are a bunch of layer effects like bevel and emboss and drop shadow and stuff like that...where is that in gimp? I actually have the linux version of gimp 2.0 (don't know if that matters or if there's a difference) because i run mepis linux. Anyway...those layer effects on photoshop...how to create those effects on gimp?
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Postby olorc » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:11 am

by the way i did this on gimp...it's the small version that i was going to use as my avatar but decided not to.
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Postby Griffin » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 pm

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/ The new site for the Gimp Windows download.
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Postby The Coldwood » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:14 pm

I used to be a GIMP user, that's before I got Photoshop.
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Postby eggroll » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:31 pm

I got gimp a little while ago, but I'm just figuring out how to use it, after trying my friend's photshop and fireworks on her computer.

I agree, gimp IS very confusing!!! ^_^;
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Postby Syreth » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:43 pm

I'm a 100% GIMPer and I would have to agree. I couldn't figure out how to make a straight line for the longest time. But then when you figure it out you want the whole world to celebrate with you because life is so much easier (at least that part of it). By the way, you make a straight line by clicking where you want the line to begin, holding shift and then clicking where you want the line to end. If you guys have questions about it, I'd be glad to pretend like I have an answer.
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Postby Syreth » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:50 pm

Sorry to double-post, but there's a tutorial for the GIMP on Mave's site --

http://www.kcome.net/kardia/gimp/gimp.html

Hope it helps!
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Postby Cloud Strife » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:06 am

I need help to make a animation avatar with gimp
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Postby Syreth » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:34 pm

Well, I've never done anything like this before, but here's some links that might be useful:

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Advanced_Animations/

http://gimpgalore.pandela.net/tutorials/button_orb.html

http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/July1998/article51.html

http://www.gimptalk.com/topic.php?a=v&t=1225&f=8

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Postby JesusFreak84 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:32 am

Having the hardest time learning even how to draw a circle in GIMP. I draw and nothing shows up. :(

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Postby jessie88 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:03 pm

when i click on the link, it saya page cannot be found or something...
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Postby SP1 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:23 pm

The download link was apparently an old reflector that no longer works. Try here:

http://www.gimp.org/
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Postby SnowLeopard » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:40 pm

Thanks for the help guys. It was much appreciated by this poor artist.
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Postby KBMaster » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:14 pm

Well, I don't feel like I'm gravedigging as this thread is stickied(like my K key on my keyboard!), so I'll just go ahead and ask my question.

How big is Gimp and would I just be better off spending the money on Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro and will Gimp work on Vista?
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Postby Ingemar » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:18 pm

GIMP seems nice, but I don't see a "new layer via copy/cut" option anywhere. So I still stick with Photoshop.
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Postby SnoringFrog » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:03 am

Gimp 2.4 has been released now, and I'd say it's worth the upgrade if you haven't done so yet. I haven't put much time into using the new effects adn tools, but I like them, and I've heard it can use Photoshop brushes now, although I haven't tested this or seen it on an official site, so I'm not 100% sure on that.

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

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Postby Cap'n Nick » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:09 am

I am running GIMP on Vista. The only problem I have is that I have to use the pen tablet--the normal mouse maps to the wrong place. But, I hear this isn't a universal problem and it obviously hasn't bugged me enough to do anything about it.

As for whether or not it's better to get Photoshop, I find I can make things faster and of better quality with Photoshop, but nothing I do with it justifies shelling out hundreds of dollars.
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Postby SnoringFrog » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:39 am

the few times I've used PS, I didn't like it as much, except for a few effects that it had that I couldn't easily replicate on GIMP, but I think alot of my not liking it is due to the fact that I'm used to GIMP and too lazy to overcoem new learning curves, the same reason I don't do much w/ flash, since I don't have it at home and only have it at work.
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Postby PSA374 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:39 pm

Guys, I wonder if GIMPshop is any good? Just curious for those who tried.
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Postby Novi » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:59 pm

LOL I used to make lightsaber effects to videos with gimp.:rock:
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Postby NuclearPeon » Sat May 24, 2008 9:51 pm

One of the annoying things I found about GIMP was that there were no plain ol' line tools. I prefer Krita over GIMP, although I doubt Windows users can get that on their system without installing QT libraries and the lot. Probably more trouble than it's worth, but it's what I use and I love it. (I've never done really detailed images anyway, just touch-ups and random stuff. If I need professional art software, Photoshop CS2 works with WINE.)
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Postby SnoringFrog » Mon May 26, 2008 8:22 am

Although, you can just use the pencil, click where you want the line to start, hold shift, and click where you want it to end, that'll make a 1 px line. That's what I always do.
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Postby Kurama » Tue May 27, 2008 3:06 pm

LOl I LOVE GIMP, Its my Photoshop till my dad can find it again.
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Postby GeneD » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:47 am

I have the problem with the fonts, but I can't seem to fix it the way it was suggested earlier in this thread. I have Windows XP and there are a number of different user accounts. I can't run GIMP on my user account but I could actually run it off my brother's. Recently that one is giving my the font problem too. Is anyone able to help me out?
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Postby SnoringFrog » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:59 am

What kind of font problem are you talking about?
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