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My Gimp Has no Tool-Options Folder?

Apr 21, 2012, 15:52
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My Gimp Has no Tool-Options Folder?
Due to a catastrophic failure on my PC's part, the BiOS needed to be reset, and I effectively lost my irreplaceable copy of CS5 Extended. Since I do not have 1,000 dollars, and I NEED to be able to do graphic design, I'm putting all my faith into Gimp at this point, hahaha.

I just downloaded the GPS package for Gimp so that I could make photoshop-esque drawings if needed.

Huge problem: I was able to copy all of the folder contents (Brushes, Gradients, Palettes, Patterns) from the GPS package into the Gimp respective folders EXCEPT for Tool-Options. I'd assume that if I can't install the saved settings along with the package it's pretty much useless.

I've navigated every folder I could find within Gimp, and I can't find this damn thing XD.

ALSO:

While I love digital painting, my current task requires me to be capable of designing a shop sign, business cards, and logos. Is Gimp comparable to photoshop in the typography realm? This will be my first official professional job, so it HAS to look good. So far Gimp reminds me of photoshop elements, which was my favorite photoshop due to ease of use Smile Happy that I don't have to relearn EVERYTHING...haha.
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Apr 21, 2012, 20:53
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RE: My Gimp Has no Tool-Options Folder?
If you have a legitimate copy of CS5, then you have an install DVD or at least a valid license key and you can reinstall on a new PC.

Gimp is indeed comparable to Photoshop for typography, in the sense that it is also completely the wrong tool for the job. Better have a look at InkScape for what should have been done with Illustrator.

There are two places to put Gimp "additions", whether they are scripts, plugins, or brushes/fonts/patterns/gradients... One is your Gimp installation directory (which is likely the one you found), and the other is your Gimp profile which indeed has a tools-options subdirectory (stuff in the installation directory is common to everyone using the computer, the stuff in the Gimp profile is only yours, tools-options contains your latest settings so can only be yours).

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Apr 22, 2012, 15:48
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Ah, I see. I'll keep trying to find it. My copy of CS5 was given to me by an art school friend that I do not have contact with anymore, so she has the disc and the key haha.

So Gimp is terrible for typography? That might be problematic. I'll check out Inkscape Smile
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Apr 22, 2012, 17:00
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RE: My Gimp Has no Tool-Options Folder?
(Apr 22, 2012 15:48)Zehla Wrote:  Ah, I see. I'll keep trying to find it. My copy of CS5 was given to me by an art school friend that I do not have contact with anymore, so she has the disc and the key haha.

So Gimp is terrible for typography? That might be problematic. I'll check out Inkscape Smile
As terrible as Photoshop.

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