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Old 06-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Ex-photoshop user needs GIMP help

Hey, I'm a fairly new GNU/Linux user and i've been using Photoshop 7, cs, cs2 and cs3. I am what you could call a photoshop poweruser.

But I'm tired of M$ Windows and i want to install GNU/Linux on my computers so i have been running Fedora 7 and Ubuntu 7.04 through VMWare for about a week. I haven't made the final decision about which distro i wanna use, but since I'm an enthusiastic photographer i have been using GIMP everyday and now i have some questions.

Does TheGIMP have function similar to PS's "Create new fill or adjustment layer"? a function to use ie. levels or Hue/Saturation as a layer that you can adjust or erase from.

I would be happy if anyone would help me.


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(I don't know the answer.... )

You can also run PS on Linux using WINE or CrossOver Office.

I was a PS "power-user-in-training" when I got on the Linux bandwagon. I now use GIMP for 99% of all photo work.

I think getting Adobe to port the whole CS to Linux would be a real coup---do they realize there are now more Linux users than Mac users? (I have heard this, but can't substantiate it...)
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PS on GNU/Linux

Well, i already run PS7 on Linux, but since adobe just released PS10 and Crossover is only compatibel with PS7.. GIMP can easily keep up with PS7.

I was allso thinking of using VMWare on GNU/Linux and virtualise windows and install PS10 that way.
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Wikipedia has a manual for gimp
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In the Gimp, click on the Help menu and open the help manual. Check out the instructions on masking, layers, and hue/saturation tools. It's either addind a mask layer to work with, adjusting hues, or, it's duplicating the layer of interest, and working with that.


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