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Comparability with Photoshop: layer styles

Jul 24, 2014, 14:52
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Comparability with Photoshop: layer styles
I want to ask why didn't gimp devs recreate Photoshop's layer styles, thous increasing its compability, and drop in replace value?

I'ma we developer and I would love to use GIMP, instead of Photoshop, but lot of Designers use Photoshop with layer styles, adjustment layers, etc., but those look horrible in GIMP, and I'm forced to use Photoshop, even if i don't want to...

to my knowledge layer styles and even adjustment layers aren't something new, so why couldn't the gimp devs do these?

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Jul 24, 2014, 15:12 (This post was last modified: Jul 24, 2014 15:13 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Comparability with Photoshop: layer styles
ninja'd by ofnuts XD

its kinda like the whole PC MAC debacle. Why aren't mac's PC's?!?! lol
Gimp is more of a free-alternative to photo-editors, not really a full replacement, but its getting there Smile

You can try requesting the feature to the developers here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/

BUT!...
There is some hope for ex-PS users & web designers alike. Try the "Layer Effects" plugin
here:
http://registry.gimp.org/node/186

Instructions on how to install it are toward the bottom of that page.

Gimp has very similar layer styles/filters
Another thing you can do is emulate the filter, layer styles in Gimp.
This means creating the layer styles in Gimp to look almost identical to the PS styles. Plus Gimp has several filters plus more you can add that are just like PS.

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Jul 24, 2014, 15:46
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RE: Comparability with Photoshop: layer styles
(Jul 24, 2014 15:12)iForStyle007 Wrote:  This means creating the layer styles in Gimp to look almost identical to the PS styles. Plus Gimp has several filters plus more you can add that are just like PS.
unfortunately that is not true

the PS layerstyles is vastly superior to the Jon Stipe python layerfx

the bevel and emboss reacts like a fluid, almost in realtime
and results are a ton better

i think the reason is because its based on vector-graphics

you can emulate a lot of stuff you can do with PS in Gimp, but its hardly a match

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