Transcript of "5 Advantages That Make Gimp Worth Learning"
5AdvantagesThatMakeGimpWorthLearningBy Martha Conner<br />Gimp Is Not Difficult to Learn :-)<br />
Gimp is completely FREE <br />Gimp is free, because it is being developed as an open source project<br />Imagine being able to invest those 600 hundred dollars needed to purchase Photoshop on something else you dearly need<br />Gimp is free, but it is practically as powerful a piece of software as Photoshop<br />
Gimp is powerful and versatile<br />With Gimp you can:<br />Create your website graphics like banners, buttons and patterns from scratch <br />Enhance and retouch your digital photos (hide that ugly double chin)<br />Gimp has versatile selection and transformation tools (“magic wand”, rectangle, foreground…)<br />All the advanced features you need like layers and paths (you need layers to remove backgrounds from photos)<br />
You can open Photoshop files in Gimp<br />This means you can also use Photoshop brushes and patterns in Gimp. <br />TIP: There are many websites where you can download high quality Photoshop brushes, patterns and gradients for free.<br />Of course you can also save your native Gimp files in Photoshop format<br />
Compatiblewithmostoperatingsystems<br />Gimp is compatible with most operating systems. There are versions available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Sun OpenSolaris<br />Youdon’tneed to switch to anothercomputer just to beable to useGimp!<br />
Support is easilyavailable<br />Gimp has a strong community over the Internet, so you can always find someone to help you if you get stuck<br />There are many forums you can choose from<br />Support is free and often faster to get than if you contacted some big company’s support department…<br />
Easiestway to learnGimp<br />Despite it‘s good qualities, Gimp can be a challenge to learn for a beginner<br />Learning to use any new software is hard (learning Photoshop is hard for beginners)<br /> However, there are still easy and fast ways to learn Gimp<br />
Gimp is easy to learnwith video tutorials<br />The best way for beginners to learn Gimp is to follow step by step video tutorials<br />With Gimp video tutorials you can actually save dozens of hours of your time (and money)<br />Not to mention nerves…<br />Visithttp://learngimpsmart.com<br />
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