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PostSubject: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:57 pm

I just had my first success at Gimp...actually succeeding in removing a background!! Gymgasm! I also added some blurring to the edges; makes a nice effect. Smile



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Experimenting with ideas for a banner. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:59 am

OK, so I decided to download the 30 day trial of Photoshop CS5 for Mac OS X...still trying to figure out how to use the dang thing, but it looks impressive.

Nice that CS5 gives Mac users running Leopard or Snow Leopard on x86_64 capable hardware the option of 64 bit. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:29 am

I'm working through a tutorial now...Photoshop has all the same tools as Gimp for all practical purposes, but they are in totally different places. WTF?

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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:36 am

Here's the first thing that I've done with gimp that looks sort of okay:


The right hand looks a bit screwed up. I have no idea what I am doing, I am just playing around with it Very Happy. The shadow thing wasn't intentional, I just did it by accident and kind of liked it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:10 pm

That is cool! Well done. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:00 am

OK, I finally have started to learn where everything is on Photoshop. And though I dearly love Gimp for it's simplicity and relatively low demands on your computer, I can see why Photoshop is so expensive. You really get what you pay for.

Anyway, this pic isn't "old school", but hey, this is the off topic forum. Laughing

The original is from Gymnastics United's galleries of the Swiss Junior Nats. The gymnast is Nadia Baeriswyl. No infringement of Mr. Stefan Wurzer's copyright is intended. Personal use only. Wink


Here is my officially "Photoshopp'd" version. I used CS5's new native masking tools to strip the background and put the gymnast against a much better (IMHO) background of a meadow in the Colorado mountains. Smile




I'm seriously considering buying a serial number for this demo. Cool Perfect!

And here is basically the same thing as I did with Gimp above:



Notice how much cleaner the masking Photoshop does is compared to the hand work I had to do in Gimp to achieve a similar effect. I need to research to see if perhaps Gimp has a plugin available to do the same thing.

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PostSubject: Re: The Photoshop/Gimp Thread!!   Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:00 pm

I'm going to buy CS5 after I do some upgrades to my computer. Smile

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