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PSP7 gone-Newbie needs help with Gimp

Aug 28, 2013, 02:19 (This post was last modified: Aug 28, 2013 08:55 by rich2005.)
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PSP7 gone-Newbie needs help with Gimp
Hi Everyone.
I am feeling frustrated and need some advice and help please.
I had Paint Shop Pro 7 which I have used for years and it
just became corrupted. I have misplaced the original disc so
can't reinstall it at this time so I downloaded Gimp 2.8 just
yesterday (8/26) but am totally confused because it is so
different.
I have a website with many pages and want to make more but
can't right now.

This is my poetry website:
http://artisanwithin.com

I also have another website featuring only my art and right
now can't even rework and upload any photos there.
This is my art website:
advertising removed - rich

All the pages on them were made using PSP7 and I had gotten
pretty proficient at it, though I am no means a professional.
You can check it out to see what I mean. I am a poet and
artist and a few of the pages on my poetry site feature my
art.

With PSP7 I would upload a photo to it and then would open
another page with bkg color to match the photo. Then feather
a rounded rectangle on the photo and copy and paste it to the
new page and crop it to a better size. Then add the copyright
text and save that page as a jpeg to a web page folder on my
computer. After that I would work on other images for the
page, add the bkg image, and save it in another page on the
web page folder and add any text I needed on there. I'm not
sure if any of this process can be used in Gimp but sure hope
so.

I believe Gimp would work for me if I can ever learn the
proper steps on building pages. I have read so many tutorials
and so many posts on this forum but still am lost. I realize
it's been only one day and I still need to practice with it,
but my son teases me and says I want it yesterday. hehe

By the way. I have XP system on my desktop computer and use
Firefox as my browser.

Thanks for any suggestions and help.
Betty
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Aug 28, 2013, 08:56
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RE: PSP7 gone-Newbie needs help with Gimp
Please no advertising or you get banned.

I think the easiest for you as a long time PSP7 user (used it myself many years ago - excellent graphics application)
is Ebay. I can see PSP7 here for the equivalent of $15.

But Gimp is for free, many similarities also many differences. You will have to give up all those years of "how do I do this in PSP"

Looking at your image.
Frames, Gimp is very plugin orientated, there are many around that will generate a frame. If still interested I can give some links.

example http://i.imgur.com/ZhrRH81.jpg

Insets, A simple way is a selection with a feathered edge, then copy and paste. There are better ways.

example. http://i.imgur.com/HKVMfOG.jpg

Text. The Gimp text tool will make its own layer which is editable, proving you save in Gimp .xcf mode.

example. http://i.imgur.com/jeCLsN8.jpg

Use new layers for everything, makes life easier in the long run. Save as .xcf. When finished export in png, jpg, or other formats.

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Aug 28, 2013, 13:45
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RE: PSP7 gone-Newbie needs help with Gimp
Hi Rich.
Thanks for your reply and the links which I will check out as soon as I wake up with my first cup of morning coffee.
I was not trying to advertise when I posted. I just wanted someone to see what I have been doing and trying to do with Gimp.
I did upload an update to PSP7 but it was no help. Hopefully I can locate my original disk and reload it. At this time I can't afford to buy anything else. In the meantime I will keep practicing on Gimp.
Betty
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