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Version question ? adobe photoshop?

May 20, 2014, 13:04
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Version question ? adobe photoshop?
I am new to gimp or photoshop and would love to find out what adobe photoshop version is similiar to the current GIMP 2.8.10 version? i am trying to use a adobe tutorial to learn gimp so this would be beneficial to the community as well as for me.

I have googled this online and can't find the answer and i know both isn't made the same but if there is a closer version please inform. I was told openoffice writer was similiar to msoffice 2003.

If anyone knows of an online tutorial video or flash please include the links. Thank you and may God bless!
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May 20, 2014, 13:18
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
hmm.. taking this at face value

Quote:..what adobe photoshop version is similiar to the current GIMP 2.8.10 version..

There is not one. They are different applications and although the end result might be the same, they work in different ways

Quote:.. i am trying to use a adobe tutorial to learn gimp..
Don't
Apart from variations in the tools: see http://gimpforums.com/thread-tutorials-a...-for-noobs

Quote:..I was told openoffice writer was similiar to msoffice 2003..
It is. The end result is a document. note IMHO LibreOffice is better then OpenOffice.

Quote:..If anyone knows of an online tutorial video
The internet is littered with them if you search, but they tend to be specific to a subject.

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May 20, 2014, 17:43
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
i was sincerely asking for help if anyone knows of GIMP online Tutorial and/or if it would be similiar to a version of adobe photoshop. Yes i am new to gimp and was trying to meet a deadline please. Thank you.
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May 20, 2014, 18:19
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
(May 20, 2014 17:43)awweeks Wrote:  i was sincerely asking for help if anyone knows of GIMP online Tutorial and/or if it would be similiar to a version of adobe photoshop. Yes i am new to gimp and was trying to meet a deadline please. Thank you.

There are lots of specific Gimp Tutorials, if you state what particular topics you need them suggestions might come along.
Photography - big subject
Graphic design - big subject
then individual topics
selections or layers or ....first place to look is http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/

One problem is age, old Gimp tutorials show a slightly different interface from the current version.
example: http://gimp-users.livejournal.com/184178.html perfectly valid but old.
Looking at PS tutorials is not going to help

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May 20, 2014, 22:36
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
Maybe you would prefer to set Gimp up more like Photoshop?
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/03/how...photoshop/
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May 21, 2014, 08:18
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
(May 20, 2014 13:04)awweeks Wrote:  what adobe photoshop version is similiar to the current GIMP 2.8.10 version?

GIMP is "not" Photoshop - easy at it is
take the red or the blue pill and then ... do the best what ever you can with your choice
jumping to the left and jumping to the right is only good for exactly one thing: it makes you a good jumper, nothing more
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May 21, 2014, 08:25 (This post was last modified: May 21, 2014 08:41 by rich2005.)
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RE: Version question ? adobe photoshop?
(May 20, 2014 22:36)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  Maybe you would prefer to set Gimp up more like Photoshop?
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/03/how...photoshop/

As you might have guessed, I have decided views on the subject. Good article, some good points and tips for an experience user coming from PS but I do wish that journalists would not claim that Gimp is a Photoshop replacement. It is not, Gimp works in its own way.

The OP says
Quote:...i am trying to use a adobe tutorial to learn gimp... and a little later...Yes i am new to gimp and was trying to meet a deadline...

First point using a PS tutorial
What happens when the tutorial refers to 'adjustment layers' or maybe 'clipping paths' There are ways and means in Gimp but not an exact equivalent.
What about a PS 'action' definitely no equivalent. Then all the differences in 'similar' tool dialogs.
Bottom line: For a PS tutorial use Photoshop not Gimp, I do not have a problem with Photoshop use.

Second point: Learning curve.
Everyone these days wants to be an instant expert. "new to Gimp" and "trying to meet a deadline" do not go well together. Both PS and Gimp are big complicated applications, each takes time to understand. I started with Gimp 2.2 round about 2006 and I am still learning. edit: maybe a little earlier, I have a Gimp 2.0.3 in a 2004 archive.

Rant over, this from Ofnuts post. "Train yourself on simple things so that you get simple problems to solve." good advice

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