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GIMP Owns by fruzzgle GIMP Owns by fruzzgle
I just want all you photoshop users to know gimp won't go down without a fight. This is more a "statement" piece then an awesome piece of art. The background is empty so if you have any idea's I'd appreciate it. I'm not saying photohsop is bad, but after downloading it I came to realize that even thought it's a more advance program it doesn't allow you to freely create anything. Too many rules that you have to follow when all I really want to do is make something artistic :D

I think I'll stick with gimp so- QUIT TRYING TO GIVE ME THE SERIAL!
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CatDawn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
when ever i think about this pic i think of gimp about to eat the feather
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love GIMP, Blender, and Inkscape.

Despite being free, they are just as good as their overpriced counterparts, and easier to use.
mahotsukai-kawaii Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GIMP all the way! This coming from someone who's tried nearly every image editing program out there. XD
Bluedramon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I do use both Photoshop and GIMP, lately I've been leaning more towards GIMP, especially after they introduced the single window screen. Some of my more recent works have been done in GIMP. My main complaints are I don't know how to switch brushes after I download new ones and that GIMP doesn't seem to handle textures as well as Photoshop can (at least I haven't been able to get it to work).

I did start working on an old picture. This was my first time doing lineart in PS after...months I believe. I eventually just started the lineart over in GIMP. I find doing lineart in GIMP a lot easier and less painful in GIMP due to larger handles and marks so they're easier to see and grab. In Photoshop, they're so tiny you have to zoom in so far, and once you're close enough, you don't really see too much of the line. At least that's my experience.

I do plan on holding onto Photoshop, but at this point, I would embrace the idea of using GIMP exclusively if I need to abandon Photoshop.
mj322 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Gimp vs photoshop,
GIMP uses badass growl, photoshop uses FLEE
M0n0chr0meHue Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Yay, GIMP for the win!
vinsi143 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
gimp owns 100%. fear gimp photoshop
vinsi143 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
i`m on windows 7 and i dot have gimp but in my older windows was having gimp, luckily my dad i gonna download it again so gimp is not amused.
the-epic-k Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ya gimp!
tailsisafox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lizzardbrain97 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, however I found that if you learn Photoshop, then most of the other drawing programs will be alot easier to pick up since most of them are less complex versions of PS. That's one of the only advantages, apart from Photoshop being an industry standard program :P
Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, if you have the ability to draw, then any program you use shouldn't limit you from creating something interesting. ^^
djk22y Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I agree..somehow, GIMP can be powerful.. love it!
rockinthisworld Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
win. :)
PokemonPheonix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Gimp Forever~
blanjojo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For people who use Gimp is PS to stupid :w00t:
dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gimp is a pain in the arse to use. I guess its okay for more unprofessional use but otherwise it has very bad user interface. Its free though... so... *shrug*. Naturally if you started with gimp and never used anything else, it is very difficult to see its flaws.

Also, I have tried searching very hard, but I have not found a VERY good piece of artwork created on gimp. Either the better artists absolutely hate it or its just too difficult to use in order to create an intricate piece.
xX-Starduster-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, here's something made from GIMP. [link] :)
dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks allright, not the best to be honest.

There are issues with colors and its consistency,and it can definitely be better. The blurring is inconsistent with distance and movement as well.

This artist would have such an easier and more professional time with photoshop.
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've used both. Compared to PS, GIMP is more simple. :3
There are some features though, I wish were more like Photoshop. :/
strangah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never tried GIMP, but I do not have a problem with Photoshop either. I learned how to use it in a week's time. I do suppose that I have yet to try GIMP. Cute feather.
Bowser2Queen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Digital Artist
I agree totally. I am a Gimp user too, Gimp rocks!!:headbang:
peacenluv10101 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! stupid lil' feather!
xTheDreamMasterx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
GIMP rules! XD

oooooh you best run photoshop! XD
Dragonblade99 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Personally I've tried both. True, PS is more advanced, but anything you can do in PS you can do in gimp; you just may need to mess around a bit until you can figure it out... and gimp is free! Who would want to spend all that money when you can get this awesome software that is just as good for absolutely nothing?

With ps, even if you own the copy, you can only use it on one computer unless you buy rights for other computers. That's why I can use it; because I own a copy I got with my Wacom, but it won't work with this computer because it's on my old one, and my old one won't even start so I can't do anything about it.

Gimp doesn't cost anything and I can have as many copies on as many different computers as I want.

I'll stick with Gimp. :D
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Photoshop will bleed the millions of dollars it's robbed people of.
H0ly-Gh0st Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist get it legally anyway?:iconmingplz:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes!! GIMP is better than photoshop in my opinion.
Cute drawing.
spunky1unloved2nerd3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
background? a desktop. make it seem like gimp is forcing ps into a trash/recycle bin.
HalfMoons Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gimp RULEZ! and it has a lot of free downloadable plugins, brushes, scripts... I ADORE IT! and personally Gimp works faster than PS on my pc :giggle:
Amy-the-Adventurer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
GIMP is better. I <3 its coloring XD I just <3 it.
stendarker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be hilarious if this was made in Adobe Illustraitor! :D

This is awesome! Open Source FTW!
CattishDawg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Screw Photoshop, I have used it and I didn't like it. Really stubborn program to me. :no: Sorry, Photoshop lovers, but GIMP 2 pwns all. It's user-friendly and over 9000 times better. :>
Rini-Tokudaiji Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I spent about month to draw normally in the Protoshop.Gimp tooks about 3 hours,and it much more useful and simple.GIMp is the best!!
LOVELYLEGitNATURE Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
this is art
LOVELYLEGitNATURE Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
i bought photoshop spend plus 100 and got the video one too I DO NOT Know HOW TO USE IT.. llol
LOVELYLEGitNATURE Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
i hear that <3 i hear you on that<3
thekilon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Gimp is very, but calling photoshop bad is a big understatement. Currently I use GIMP not because it is free, but because it is open source. And I do believe open source is the future.

Gimp needs a GUI revamp like Blender did with the latest 2.5 version and a proper MAC version because lets face it , X11 on mac sucks big time.

But in the end if you do dgitial painting you only need a handful of tools and features, GIMP exceed anyone expectation easily and it can be used for very serious work and compete head to head with photoshop.

I just love to use open source apps, and I use also Blender, MyPaint and UBUNTU even though my main platfrom is macos.

What I love about GIMP vs Photoshop is that unlike photoshop it is utilises python for scripting and python is an extemely powerful programming language and dead easy to use. IT make making plugins a breeze , even for those that dont do much programming like myself. I dont see myself utilising alot of python for GIMP but if I do its great to know that I can fire up my python knowldege and do magic photoshop can only dream of.
Sanguijuela Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Photoshop isn't very user-friendly for me. :giggle:
mekopar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree =] people all told me GIMP was to complicated and such...but to be's perfect for me x] (glad my friend pointed it out to me before i thought i would have to buy photoshop x] )
XxX-starlight-XxX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
GIMP is the BEST
EveningOkami Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. I can't figure out how to color in a scanned picture for my friend at all it just stayed on grayscale)

Maybe a big gimp screen around the gimp cat-thing and a small photoshop screen around the photoshop feather
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
GIMP IS WIN! :) PS is too fucking expensive. $700 for Adobe to shove up their fat greedy asses.
Zaki-kun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
thaaaat's right!
LucasVN Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I use both GIMP and Photoshop CS2, mainly because PS CS2 lacks a function that I find useful when making tutorials: easy import of images as new layers.
(I do plan to upgrade to CS5 soon; CS2 has a minor compatibility with the Aero style on Windows Vista and 7.)

I prefer PS personally, mainly because I hate the way GIMP's toolbox windows are set up.
Riivka Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Actually, GIMP has less features than photoshop, along with more rules. It's harder to navigate as well.

KILLNIGHT Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
GIMP! Fuck the others.
Crimson-Demise Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIMP is alright, I suppose. But for me, it's a billion times more finicky than Photoshop CS4.

I can work on very large images in photoshop, no problem. But the same image opened in GIMP? I can't do anything.

But, I'm not giving up on GIMP. I'd like to try my hand at painting with it ;)
Riivka Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm forced to use GIMP right now.. I need to reinstall Photoshop CS4.. MEH.
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