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Newbie crawling over from Photoshop

Mar 26, 2014, 17:11
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Newbie crawling over from Photoshop
Good day all

I have tinkered with GIMP several times over the years but never really had the incentive to dive in until I had to switch from Photoshop. I was just so used to the functions and tools that trying to learn a new program all over seemed more hassle than I wanted to deal with.

Now I find that doe to expiration's and computer upgrades etc. I would have to spend a fortune to upgrade and cannot continue to use Photoshop. I have to dive in to GIMP.

I have been doing web design and graphics since 1995 so the actual design aspects should be compatible with GIMP including opening my existing PSD files.

I hope to learn from and pick the brains of those kind souls here who have a WAY BIG head start on me with GIMP.

Hope my questions are not too dumb. Sometimes I just need help finding a tool or function that I am accustom to using but is in a totally different place from what I expect.

Be patient with me !! Sleepy
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Mar 26, 2014, 20:13
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RE: Newbie crawling over from Photoshop
You are going to have problems with your existing psd files.
There is no such thing as an adjustment layer in Gimp. No none-destructive editing until the next version (maybe)
psd text layers lose their text properties and are rendered to raster.
No 16bit/channel graphics
Keep an open mind, the methodology will be different but you should end up with a comparable result.

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Mar 26, 2014, 22:19
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RE: Newbie crawling over from Photoshop
Welcome Smile
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Mar 27, 2014, 21:03
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RE: Newbie crawling over from Photoshop
Keep your head up Paul, the transition from photoshop to Gimp might be a little rough, you give up a couple features, only natural going from paid to free.

But you'll quickly see that Gimp is very similar in use of layers, color changing and even some of the filters, plus you can expand on it by adding plugins & filters.

So a big welcome to you! Hope you stick around for a while!

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
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Mar 27, 2014, 21:19
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RE: Newbie crawling over from Photoshop
Coincidentally, I was reading this article just yesterday that might be of some interest to you.
How to make GIMP work more like Photoshop
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