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Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop

Apr 22, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blair Mathis)

"Despite these features, the open-source app is a foreign world for many users switching from Photoshop. Familiar tools are missing, menus are laid out differently and tasks must be accomplished in unknown ways.

"In this article, we list eight tweaks to make GIMP a more serious Photoshop replacement option. Version 2.6 was used to test the following tweaks, but past versions of the app should work as well.

"Installing Plug-Ins, Brushes and Filters

"Before continuing, you need to know how to install add-ons. It’s very simple to do, and takes little time. You’ll find three different folders in the application’s program folder. The location of the application folder depends on the operating system you use:

"Windows: the folder is located in C:/Programs/GIMP.

"Mac: right-click and choose the application folder.

"Linux: press Ctrl+H in the Home folder to reveal the hidden .gimp folder."

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