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GIMP shop: free, with photoshop interface

Discussion in 'Art 101' started by StoneWalker, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. StoneWalker

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    OMG!! 0__0 *faint*

    and its about time too: a new GIMP is out: GIMP Shop, and it has a similar interface to photoshop for easier management. And its free, works on Linux, mac, and windows, what more could you ask for?

    I'm gonna DL it on my Linux comp! .n______n. *has a heart-attack* XD

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    Here's where I found out about it: CLICK
    (check out the thread, some other people might know more info than what's on the site)

    Here's the site: CLICK
    (if you scroll down, they make some photoshop/gimp comparisons and stuff)
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    .GIMPShop for WINDOWS XP: CLICK
    .GIMPShop for Mac OSX: CLICK must DL Apple's x11 to use
    .GIMPShop for LINUX: damn, can't find the link. anyone have it?

    Also has Photoshp shortcuts.
    For Linux-users, get the shortcuts .



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    and some comparison

    LEFT: Adobe
    Right: Gimp

    Transform (A) Transform (G)

    Adjustments (A) Adjustments (G)


    My GIMPShop Interface

    Before;


    After:



    Check out the site for more comparisons and info about it.

    and, its FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE XD



    I think this is great for people who can't afford Photoshop (or don't want to get it from a "friend"). Just thought some might wanna check it out .n___n.
     
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  2. Rio

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    Hey, it's nice to see something legal :D
    I'll give it a try, thx! :thumbs
    *rep*
     
  3. EndlessRain

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    omfg Gimp changed!!!1!1
    wow i have to dl it again =O
    thx for the info!
     
  4. Shunsui Supporting Staff

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    I have the gimp installed, I'd use it for everything if it didn't die fairly regularly. It is a windows port so it's bound to not work so well on windows =\
     
  5. Mizura

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    What the... when did they add a new interface? I don't remember reading anything about this in the Gimp mailing list either... (then again I haven't been paying too much attention to it...)

    Personally I like the 2.2 interface quite fine, especially after configuring it a bit, though I can understand why people would want a more familiar photoshop-like interface. Ah well. Say, Stonewalker, does this mean that you use Gimp as well? And you use Linux?
     
  6. ?Naruto-Kun?

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    OMFG, whats really wierd is that i was just having a problem with my photoshop..and i was lookin for some alternative program to use...THANK GOD FOR NF! lol
     
  7. StoneWalker

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    its a great software, but I've heard that it seriously sucks on windows >__<;; never tried to config it for a windows comp before, but I think the guys that did GIMPshop are going to fix that prob



    I usually use Linux for everything, except for playing certain games and using Photoshop ( because they don't have a stupid linux version T____T)

    Linux is alot more stable, and I needed it to run a rendering system for work (windows would crash under the pressure :D )

    I tried out GIMP a really long time ago when I first grabbed onto RedHat 7.

    I'm thinking of slowly switching to GIMP now that it has an interface I'm familiar with XD
     
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    Gimp is awesome, though I like PS better on windows.... I was almost done with something fairly cool when pop, it died. Back to photoshop with me.
     
  9. StoneWalker

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    omg ;__; that is so angst. I'll know to keep that away from windows now T______T
     
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    It likes to open the CLI for some reason too, mostly to tell you that the fonts are fucked up. Keep your GIMP on linux kids :p
     
  11. M2]IceMan

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    It looks good but I will stick to photoshop assuming its abilities
     
  12. Rio

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    Hrm, does it mess up anything outside it's own directory? I'm not that much into ruining windows but won't care if the prog itself crashes from time to time. Recently my PSP is closing without any reason from time to time, too. -.-
     
  13. [I am teh Haruka]

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    I installed GIMP for windows, but it just always freezes when it's loading the fonts. Is there a problem with this? Or should I download the linux one or something?

    EDIT: Okay, it's working now. I just had to wait like... three minutes for it to load.

    =_=;; Well, I don't have photoshop so this'll be great! I don't really care if it shuts down time to time cause I got a free program now. <3 Thanks for this post.
     
  14. StoneWalker

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    woah, it really does work on windows??? o.0;;;;

    I just DLed it on my linux comp and it works so perfectly. a dream come true T_____T



    I'll try it out on windows and see how screwy it is XD and maybe see if someone's did some tweeking so it works on windows better (I could have sworn there was a windows one, oh well) *runs off*
     
  15. Rio

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    I've installed it and gimp works fine but gimpshop closes at the beginning. :notrust
    Any tips? (I'm using win98SE)
     
  16. StoneWalker

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    hmmm, don't know. It's not made for windows yet so you'd expect something screwy to happen XD

    try re-downloading it
     
  17. Rio

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    Nope, there is a Windows-version in the News/Update section. (The other one couldn't be opened at all but this one I could install without probs until I try to open it.)
     
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    woah, there really is one o.0;; I'm gonna try it out right now, hold on..







    [EDIT]

    I just DLed it on Windows and it works fine.

    But I only saw a version for WinXP only, maybe that's why T____T



    just doodled something up quick;





    and the interface;

     
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    Stone, you use tablet right? gimp uses natural brushes (ala painter) or just normal brushes like photoshop.?
     
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    Yeah, painter has a whole crapload of natural burshes...of course, if it could do both...wow, lol.
     
  21. StoneWalker

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    Photoshop has natural brushes too XP

    GIMPShop has both natural media brushes and normal hard brushes. You can make custom brushes too, if you want things more painterly, more dry media-type brush style, etc
     
  22. [I am teh Haruka]

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    Are there any GIMP brushes that I could download? Cause I really don't wanna make my own right now. =_= And how about some GIMP tutorials? Cause I only know the official site has some.

    Can we use photoshop tutorials for GIMP? Some stuff that is in photoshop isn't in GIMP... so that's the only problem. =_=;;
     
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    I'll rep the one who solves my win98 vs. Gimpshop prob.
     
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    sorry, man. couldn't do it T____T
     
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    So what is better, PS or GIMP shop? coz i use Gimp.
     
  26. StoneWalker

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    depends what you mean by 'better.' They both work the same.

    But if you want to go with what the majority, get Photoshop
    If you don't want to buy/pirate a copy, then get GIMPShop
     
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    Paint pixel uses photoshop and her pieces have smooth outlines. i tried that in gimp but it doesnt seem to work as well. maybe beacause its my first and i dont have wacom tablet. ill show what i colored when im finished.
     
  28. StoneWalker

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    ?? Its harder to get smooth outlines in Photoshop than it is with GIMP o.0;; XDDD
    For me, its harder. I think its because GIMP's brushes are naturally softer and blend well if you have good pressure sensitivity on your tablet pen, or even a good optical mouse

    Photoshop brushes stink unless you make good custom-made ones :D bwahahahar


    PaintPixel is teh master, I don't think one can achieve that level of work without time and practice XD


    People always ask what programs are better to use, and there's always the same 2 answers:
    1.) it doesn't matter, just whatever turns you on
    2.) Use teh -insert App here- because it roxxorz and everyone uses it!!1!1!!!


    I've just started to use GIMP, but I think its a worthy subsitute for Photoshop. The interface is slightly different, but not by much, and it takes a while to get use to it
    You can use the same Photoshopo keyboard shortcuts in GIMPShop too


    depends what you're trying to do. with any software its best to get ergonomic with the tools and setup before jumping into tutorials
     
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    thanks for the advice.
     
  30. StoneWalker

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    no problem n___n how's GIMP working out?

    I'm trying to find a way to change the brush sizes so they can be changed to infinite sizes instead of the standard ones they give you (those brush sizes are a pain in the arse)
     
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