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Hello Boys and Girls!

Jan 16, 2012, 20:53
Post: #1
Hello Boys and Girls!
Former Photoshop user here who couldn't afford the PC version (I'm a former Mac guy too), so I gravitated to Gimp.

So far, after a few days, I'm very impressed, although it will take me awhile to figure some basic things out. (Like no CMYK conversion? Also, still can't figure out how to make a closed path--she won't close on me!)

I work in Quark for layout, so I expect Gimp to be a big part of my future--and I expect this site to be a tremendous help.

Thanks for having me!
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Jan 16, 2012, 21:18
Post: #2
RE: Hello Boys and Girls!
I'll give it a shot now--so you can ignore this same question that I posted in Beginners!

I don't know if I'm ready for scripts, though. I'm too stupid.
(Jan 16, 2012 21:10)ofnuts Wrote:  Hello...

To close a path (actually connect two existing points as long as the target is connected only one point at that time), move the pointer to near the target:
- if you are too far, the Path tool pointer also has a "+": clicking would add a point
- when you get close enough, the "+" is replaced by crossed arrows: clicking then would move the target point
- when you get the cross-arrows, if you depress the control keys, you get two intertwined circles: clicking establishes the connection (the same operation on a point with both connections produces the handles for tangents).

If you deal with paths in Gimp, have a look at my collection of Python scripts for paths: you may find some useful: http://gimp-path-tools.sourceforge.net/
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Jan 16, 2012, 21:22
Post: #3
RE: Hello Boys and Girls!
THAT DID IT! A MILLION THANKS!

The manual doesn't tell you to hit Control to close.

(Jan 16, 2012 21:18)Ira Wrote:  I'll give it a shot now--so you can ignore this same question that I posted in Beginners!

I don't know if I'm ready for scripts, though. I'm too stupid.
(Jan 16, 2012 21:10)ofnuts Wrote:  Hello...

To close a path (actually connect two existing points as long as the target is connected only one point at that time), move the pointer to near the target:
- if you are too far, the Path tool pointer also has a "+": clicking would add a point
- when you get close enough, the "+" is replaced by crossed arrows: clicking then would move the target point
- when you get the cross-arrows, if you depress the control keys, you get two intertwined circles: clicking establishes the connection (the same operation on a point with both connections produces the handles for tangents).

If you deal with paths in Gimp, have a look at my collection of Python scripts for paths: you may find some useful: http://gimp-path-tools.sourceforge.net/
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