You could totally do this without photoshop. Someone's probably mentioned it before, but Gimp is free and does all the layers business.
I'm not a pro, but I get plenty done without forking out the money for PS.
edit: You've done amazing work with just a phone though, maybe you don't need a desktop version.
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Thank you all!
IIRC, the official user manual is pretty good. However, I last read them a long time ago and I already knew a bit of Gimp before, so if they are too in-depth, you might have to skip some bits on your first reading. They also offer some specific tutorials.
Your wife prefer you did THAT in private.
Also as a suggestion you could use the free program GIMP to typeset and edit any work you do.
Also mods what's with BB targetting certain users and deleting what appears to be correct information?
Any comments u/Fou-kun?
Some GNOME projects, GIMP, and Mesa have already moved to or are in the process of moving to GitLab.
Source: GIMP, Mesa
I use GIMP. It's kind of like photoshop, but with less tools and features. I find I can still edit, draw, manipulate etc. pretty well with it though. It's free too, so that's a plus.
Why that? Couldn't you just use "GIMP batch mode" to perform any actions you want on an image? ~~Hell I accidentally found a video how-to while searching.~~
Edit: Video is of using GUI. I will now commit sudoku for my ignorance.
> PHOTOSHOP: this one is really broad, but it is a good skill to have. Photo editing, making your own wallpapers, dank memes, electronic art, pixel art, logos and custom icons, the list goes on and on.
Came here to say this, I've learned quite a bit of image manipulation by making shitty memes and funny pictures to send to friends. It takes a while and you need to google / watch youtube videos a lot but you will get there. Also if you don't want to buy the adobe suite, try GIMP and Inkscape which are less user friendly but also free.
I used GIMP2 and gifmaker. If you want to, feel free to give it a go. It's quite easy to do once you get the basics down. If you try your hand at it, good luck! I'd love to see what you make!
>While we don’t raise funds to sponsor development of GIMP as an organization at this time, we encourage our contributors to run personal fundraisers. Currently there are two such projects.
>Jehan Pagès runs another Patreon-hosted campaign to raise funds for a GIMP-powered animated movie, ZeMarmot. Part of the funds is spent on development of advanced animation features in GIMP. Jehan is one of the most active contributors to GIMP in recent years who has fixed countless bugs.
Not to my knowledge.
They have 2 patrons going
Krita has oversight from The Krita Foundation.
Gimp has oversight from ??? The Gnome Foundation ???
There are certainly managerial differences that effect the development differences, styles and speeds aswell, though GIMP has speed up a little after Krita turned the heat up for some healthy FOSS competition.
Go for the free version of software whenever possible. Libreoffice instead of Microsoft Office and, yes, LibreOffice makes it possible to save your docs in formats that can be opened by someone who overpaid for their office software. GIMP instead of Photoshop if you don't want to pay full price just to crop or resize the occasional image.
>When will GIMP support any kind of non-destructive editing like adjustment layers, layer filters, and/or full-blown node-based editing?
>Currently the plan is to introduce non-destructive editing in GIMP 3.2. This is a huge change that will require rethinking the workflow and parts of the user interface.
then move on.
There are no doubt millions of GIMP users out there, on any desktop distro worth it's salt it is installed by default and they are strap for cash? We need to get better at funding the FOSS software we all use. This isn't the first instance of this issue.
Bitcoin has a real value; you can buy drugs on the internet with it. If all countries everywhere legalized LSD and ecstasy then the price of bitcoin would fall.
Bitcoin, Tor and PGP have created a new golden age for substances like in the 60s. The long-term decline in LSD use was reversed in 2011 when the first dark net market was created. Go to any student party where drugs are used and people will have heard about bitcoin and tor, even if they haven't used it themselves.
Ageing retirees and conservative killjoys don't want us to get high when we go out clubbing, so we're taking matters into our own hands with technology.
Apparently people also use btc for online casinos and anonymous donations (e.g. to gimp).
You can download my .xcf template! It contains evertyhing extremely organized with hundreds of layers! You can choose from many available skills, weapons, and even access FEH alphabet and create your own custom titles and names!
You only need to install GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation and open the file! It's very easy to use, like Photoshop for dummies, and free.
I don't know how to export it to a PSD file tho :c you can try to convert it online but I can't guarantee results.
Please notice that in the Template, inside each layer group, there are many weapons missing and some skills, such as: Windsweep, Watersweep, Pass, Healer Staves/Assist, etc. I worked using screenshots from my device only, so it's basically units I have or units I have encountered.
Tell Adobe to go fuck themselves, and use some open-source software like GIMP (Photoshop equivalent) or Inkscape (Illustrator equivalent).
EDIT: Added links. Use them.
Audacity -A powerful audio editor, ideal for music and podcasts.
GIMP -A powerful open source photo and image editing tool.
Shotcut -A slick open source program for advanced video editing.
I PERSONALLY USE GIMP! IT'S FREE, VERY VERSATILE AND CUSTOMIZABLE! IT MAY BE A BIT HARD AND / OR CONFUSING TO USE AT FIRST BUT IT'S A GOOD EDITOR IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD OR DON'T WANT PHOTOSHOP
IF YOU WANT TO FIND SOME BOMB-ASS FONTS DAFONT AND BLAMBOT ARE GREAT RESOURCES!
They should work on getting that opacity slider a bit thinner to fit in to the rest of the theme. Nothing too big, just a bit irking. :) That said I am impressed with the amount of work done, really like that gray theme they're using.
As the other guy said, learn to draw on paper first.
For tablets most students I know use a Wacom Intuos Art, it's not that pricey. You can get one for under 100.
Most digital artists use Photoshop to draw, but Gimp is a free alternative that also gets the job done.
Here is a motivational video.
To learn how to paint, learn how to draw. To learn how to draw, learn how to look. If you draw from a reference every day for a month you'll be surprised at how fast you improve :)
Good luck summoner
> The final v2.10 release is expected to feature configurable mirror painting implemented by Jehan Pagès thanks to GIMP users who supported his crowdfunding campaign.
Guess they're OK with it.
A little bit of both.
I used this google search (free for non commercial use) to find various map markers. Cherry picked the ones I liked, separated each one into its own image with a transparent background using image editing software called GIMP (free) and then imported each brush to Dungeon Painter Studio (14.99 eur on steam). The background is just another google image search for old parchment.
The end result is that I can now easily draw very large maps with a semblance of unified art style, without actually having to draw anything. Pretty much drag and drop.
Not bad, if you don't have access to Photoshop consider the free alternative, GIMP.
It's basically open source Photoshop. It can do 99% of everything Photoshop can do once you have all the rights plugins and such.
I'm a softy so here ya go. No more though!
EDIT: You can also do this fairly easily with GIMP and the GAP libraries. Just export as a gif and change the delay between frames if you ever want to do this yourself. You also get your own free, pretty powerful image editor. :)
Someone else said it, but photoshopping your husband's face onto the baby's face is a good one (or yours). If you don't have photoshop and don't want to pay for it, Gimp is a free photo editing software with hundreds of youtube videos on how to do it.
I do stupid stuff all the time with it and will spend far too long photoshopping pics of people because it amuses me to no end. My wife knows I'm up to no good if I start giggling and hide what I'm doing if she walks behind me.
I'll try and think of some things that you can do while not actually speaking, or talking to her. I'd recommend catfishing her dating profile, but that's a slippery slope you shouldn't go near.
Hier ist ein Interview mit Mitch.
> J: What’s your operating system, distribution, desktop…?
> M[itch]: Debian Unstable, GNOME 3.
> J: You often complain about all these though.
> M: Because it’s all shit. Just because you have the least shitty [software] doesn’t mean it’s not all shit. Like autotools. They are shit, but it’s the best shit we have. There is no software that isn’t shit, except perhaps the most simple of software which does one task.
I've done half my entries on this site with Pixlr or Gimp. Basically when I'm at work or travelling. Also if you already purchased Photoshop CS2 past ;-) you can download it since they took down the licensing server here
GIMP has been working on that for years, and is shipping it since 2.10.
There's many things wrong with GIMP (please, I just want to draw circles), but this is not one of them.
Download GIMP - despite being free, it's incredibly powerful & thorough and it's easily one of the best alternatives to PS.
^or ^take ^the ^yar ^har ^fiddle ^dee ^dee ^route
Innocent (geek and not native English speaker) me thought GIMP was the pretty animal that's the icon for the GNU Image Manipulation Program and though "wow, what an overreaction!". Then I goggled "gimp mask" and ohhh. Overreaction nonetheless.
Fun fact: This was actually the splash screen of the 2.7.3 development version because they liked to show off the newly added Cage tool.
Of course it's not featured in the official splash screen gallery. https://www.gimp.org/about/splash/
It appears that one-time donations are also possible on the Gimp mainpage by utilizing the Paypal options.
Gimp is a very useful program in general.
It is not easy for members of the non-credit worthy class to participate in these types of campaigns. If you do not have a credit card, it becomes difficult to participate. At lower amounts, the costs of activating gift cards becomes a poverty tax.
It is possible to find someone willing to let you use their credit card and give them the cash to make the donation. The downside is that your support will never be acknowledged as the donation will be in their name.
In any event, I made a small one-time donation today thanks to this post- not that anyone will ever know. :)
Gimp is free.
Layer > New Layer
Now you have a half transparent colored square over your image.
> First is that I need to find an easy to use, free program to make my first few attempts. Don't have the spare money for Photoshop yet, and CYOAstudio reacts to my computer like a gingerbread man to an atomic explosion*. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm going to hazard a guess that you tried to use the latest version (v0.3.3) with something other than Java 10 (v0.3.2 works on Java 8 or 9). If that is not the case, feel free to either elaborate on the problem or ignore this paragraph.
Now, for the alternatives:
> I may consider stealing this idea at some point...
I'd love to see that! I like this format and I was hoping I could "spread it" to other people.
> How long (roughly) did it take to make?
Roughly two days but each day I only worked on it for ~2h so technically if you were willing enough you COULD make one every day. I used GIMP2 and gifmaker so good luck and if you have any ideas on how I could improve these posts, feel free to share!
I love the concept - I had some invitations picked out that looked similar to what you're trying to achieve and watercolor/watercolor style is not forgiving!
A couple things you could do for the type- you could scan it into the computer and add a scripted font digitally so you only have to make one and then print them out from there?
This is also a great tutorial on how to "fake" calligraphy - I use it to address and make cards and it works pretty well with a little practice!
I might play around with the execution styles and composition of your wreath - something that might give you some free reign is to try making a bunch of different leaves / herbs / botanicals on one sheet of paper, scanning them in, and then using software to assemble them into the layout? That way if you get 90% of the way there to a perfect invitation and make a wonky leaf you're not frustrated and can send everyone the "best" iteration of the invitation.
I realize that takes some of the handcrafted quality out of it so that might not be the best option but if you're getting frustrated only having to execute the invitation once might help! There are lots of design programs out there that are either open source, like GIMP and the Adobe Creative suite is usually free for a month but might have a higher learning curve.
This was the easiest and fastest way I could think of. I used a free image manipulation program called GIMP.
Sped up video of the process.
Normal speed video.
I cropped the image so that it was 3 units tall and 3.5 units wide, then created a new layer and used the brush tool to trace over the graph to create a clean line (I rushed through this part, you could zoom further in and go slower if you wanted more accuracy). I then disabled the original layer and added a white background to the new one, and used the bucket tool to fill the area under the graph with black. I then used the select by color tool to select the black area, and the histogram tool to see how many pixels the selection consisted of (22489). Since the cropped image was 456x410 pixels for a total area of 186960, the black area had an area of about 12.03% of the total image. Since the image has an area of 10.5 square units, the black part has an area of 10.5 * 12.03% or 1.26 square units.
I realized after I finished that the bottom line is not at 0, and that you are only trying to find the area under 3 of the peaks, but you should be able to apply the same method to find what you are looking for.
> GIMP will stay forever as RGB only
Isn't Øyvind Kolås working on that side of things?
Wow! Asynchronous Fonts Loading is a very pleasant surprise to find in the release notes.
As a longtime Windows user of GIMP, the font cache gen every startup was the biggest headache (and none of the workarounds ever worked for me...). Looking forward to putting away the --no-fonts shortcut!
Thank you Jehan Pagès, Ell, and the GIMP team.
Every legal stage in Melee, HD images, now I eliminated all the backgrounds, and compiled it into one post for your convenience. Hope you enjoy, love y'all
One possible way to use these images is to place them inside google docs/spreadsheets to describe common situations better.
Also the reason I made these in the first place ^
I created these by finding the highest resolution images I could find of each stage, from the right perspective, and no characters on screen. I used Gimp (if you don't know, a free alternative to photoshop that I find easier to use. https://www.gimp.org/)
I selected all areas that I could identify as the background, and deleted the selection is the short version. Long version, it took me between 1-3 hrs for each stage after I found the image I needed.
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Hi! I'm a Linux user, but I believe all the software I use has Windows support, so I'll give a breakdown of everything I use which will hopefully give a starting point:
GIMP - free open source photoshop alternative; mostly good for general photo editing (which isn't super helpful for games), it can be helpful for touch-ups and has some nice generative effects.
Inkscape - free open source illustrator alternative, used primarily for vector art. Super helpful depending on game art style, and I use it very often. Really good for doing both cartooney designs and UI elements
Krita - free open source digital painting program. Pretty much essential, especially if using a drawing tablet. Can be used for pretty much everything. Has traditional animation abilities (frame by frame onionskinned, no tweening AFAIK)
Blender - General 3d. Also has 2D animation ability (I've heard, never used), so maybe is good for that
As far as creating levels, I generally use Godot standalone (as far as setting them up with the assets made with the above), but it could be worth looking into the FOSS program Tiled if you plan to have tilemaps (note I haven't used it with Godot so I'm not sure what kind of support it has)
Godot has a nice built in animation system that is also worth looking into
Hope this helps get you started!
If by Photoshop you mean, paying boat loads of money, you can always go for Open Source software, e.g. GIMP.
Documentation and a ton of tutorials are out there. You need time and the desire to learn it.
On the topic of photo editors, GIMP is a decent and highly mature open source desktop option. It does a lot of what basic users would want, and a few advanced things.
On the commercial side of things, though, Affinity Photo is a fantastic paid Photoshop competitor. It's a pay once, use forever type of deal (like Photoshop used to be), and offers a fairly solid featureset. It has a great RAW developer, a wonderful non-destructive workflow, and a UI that should be familiar to Photoshop users by default, but can easily be made to look like GIMP or whatever else. I bought it a couple years ago, and at the price of a single AAA game, I couldn't be happier.
So far I've used the GIMP with the pencil tool & a bunch of layers & the eraser tool. Really great program for it's free pricetag https://www.gimp.org/ though I've noticed aseprite seems popular too!
(Extra info just incase its helpful): In terms of the way I have it set up I just make a new image with a really low resolution, say 192 x 108px, zoom in to about 800% or 1000% and draw. Then when I'm done I scale up the image (leaving interpolation to None so it doesn't make the image blurry) & do an export. Good luck!
Here's the program I personally use to make animated GIFs on the rare occasion that I need/want to: http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/
It can be useful to also have a photoshop-like tool for some additional modifications, GIMP is a pretty great freeware alternative to it :).
Currently available for Linux Only.
GIMP for Windows/OSX
There is no Windows installer yet, sorry. Please check back later.
Edit: It is now available for Windows, still no signs for OSX. I'm excited! Thanks GIMP team!
maybe you could try GIMP, it's a free photo editing software and it has its own tutorials too.
i use photoshop myself, so i can't speak from experience. but i have heard it's a nifty replacement for people who cannot afford/access photoshop.
The game or app needs to be compatible with Linux for them to run. Regardless of whether they are Linux compatible, you will need to reinstall them.
If the app isn't compatible, you'll need to find an alternative (e.g. GIMP is the Photoshop equivalent) or use a Windows compatibility tool like WINE or PlayOnLinux for games.
I'm not sure how well this will work as I've never used GIMP (I'm a photoshop guy), but I'll give it a shot....
You will still need to erase the background of the image manually
You should then land up with a black and white image (no grey) and then you can change the colour of it with 'fill'
Adding the text is fairly straight forward.
But to be honest if your struggling let me know and I should have the time to do it for you.
GIMP can do a nice job for a Photoshop alternative (I find the dev version better as the tools are not separated by windows), as for Lightroom, from what i've heard the Darktable gets the job done.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
Image Editing Tool! https://www.gimp.org/
DDS Plugin! https://code.google.com/archive/p/gimp-dds/
Locate your texture's diffuse map! E.g.: "royalblackarmor.dds" or "royalblackarmor_d.dds" - _d is for diffuse, sometimes diffuse maps are not labelled with a suffix at all.
Edit your image by using the "Color - Color and Saturation" slider!
Use the same filename!
Replace the old file with your edited one in your Skyrim installation location of choice!
P.S.: Do not publically reupload your edit (of another mod authors work)!
Welcome! Looks like a great start!
I use the following for screenshots:
Mgrab for actually taking the shot: http://www.mwgfx.co.uk/programs/mgrab.htm
And GIMP for any post-processing edits I want to do: https://www.gimp.org/
Take note of what attributes popular/winning shots on this subreddit possess, and always try to improve and learn from others!
Look at this peasant who can't afford to have Photoshop for resizing images. I'm glad there are no free alternatives because the paywall separates the chaff from the wheat.
Can't tell if the OSX version is just that bad or you just haven't used gimp in years. Gimp looks like this for a while now. It looks just like photoshop to the untrained eye. Similar colors, similar layout. Not immediately obvious till you start picking away at the tools, then it shows hard.
Are you thinking of this? That was aweful, not gonna lie. They really overhauled the shit with 2.10 about 2-3 years ago. I've been using it for basic photo editing since. Now apparently photopea's a thing tho.
I made it using GIMP.
I created a new transparent background image, created one text layer typing out the text in white text. Then duplicating the layer, changing up the text and setting it to black.
I created an layer mask for each layer and used the paint bucket tool on the mask with the Stripes #1 brush. On the second layer's mask I additionally moved the mask down one pixel.
Export as png with transparency and ur done.
And if you're really fucking lazy here's the .xcf gimp file: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496174044568092672/511640186208387072/test.xcf
If you have a computer (and I assume you do) use GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program): https://www.gimp.org . It is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It is 100% free. It also doesn't have that big learning curve and I didn't need any tutorials for it to master. (But it still takes some time)
Holy shit, has anybody looked at this guy's post history...
Gregory, you've never thrown anybody here a dollar for their 5 minutes of photoshop on your behalf and you know it.
Have you possibly considered the outlandish notion of investing a handful of hours into yourself on a Sunday afternoon with a computer and Gimp to save yourself the embarrassment of always returning here with your hand out? You some kinda librul? Ain't you got no bootstraps, Graggery?
You can use some program like Gimp or Photoshop to import a picture of your hand-drawn map as a layer and draw the actual map over it. That way you can use your original hand drawing as a guideline for the end result.
And a lot of regular posters here like getting PM's about questions, so take us up on it
I use after effects mainly to make mine, its the most preferred, but if you don't want to pay for it and you're not willing to sail the high seas to get it, you can always use gimp
download gimp and play around. it's free and pretty powerful.
It's free. Pretty popular among photographers.
Are you using a business account? The complete adobe CC package (all programs) is only $52 a month for personal users. That's what I use. $79 for a business license. That's a pretty solid pricing considering back in the day each program was a few hundred each.
If you want something that doesn't involve a subscription, is super similar to Adobe Photoshop... I recommend...
- Affinity Photo
Costs $50 (one time payment)
If you want something that's free. I recommend...
I assume he opened up the .gif file in GIMP (Free Open Source Version of Photoshop), which separates each frame of the gif file into separate layers.
Then went through each layer (i.e frame) cutting out the man's head.
Then exported it as an looped animation .gif which put all the frames back togther again.
3 simple steps.
Affinity Photo is a good commercial alternative.
Otherwise check out GIMP. It's free.
Also Adobe has student discounts and Lightroom + Photoshop are $10 month https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html
> Did people manage to run, say, newest Photoshop CC
People use Gimp and Libre office (or similar alternatives). If you need Photoshop you are tied to Windows, but you could either double-boot or use a VM to run software that lacks Linux support.
e: r/linux4noobs/ is a good sub for these kinds of questions.
I use GIMP as it's free and quite good for color correction, but the same technique should work in most major editing suites. Just use "levels" and it corrects 90% of a color cast. After doing an "auto levels" you can tweak the brightness and black levels super fast with the slider. You can go further and run the "color balance" tool or "hue-saturation" tool, but it's usually unnecessary. Gimp is free here.
And here's a simple example/tutorial I made quickly for you.
Sure it is, a simple search for gimp Mac turns up https://www.gimp.org/downloads/Mac.html I know the main download page says packages aren't available, but it's open source, official packages aren't the only ones, and that's only referring to the latest build
The map is the result of a Scotland campaign in 1.25. I tried my best not to blob out of control, and based my expansions on historical goals of Scotland.
The map was made using GIMP. The font for the labels is Day Roman.
This Dropbox link includes maps of countries, culture groups, religions, regions, areas, and development/population (as well as blank province maps) in MEIOU & Taxes 2.01.00 at 1356-12-25, at normal size and at double size. The image posted above is a map of countries at double size.
These maps were requested by u/Kalgul and were made with CK2AutoBorder2 and GIMP.
My guess is they'll try and leverage peoples use of paint to force them onto edge or some other garbage and then get mad when no-one does because edge sucks.
I used GIMP. I actually don't know how to use any photoshop whatsoever. I can't afford it since I'm actually pretty poor and GIMP is free. :(
In GIMP, I would select the layer, go into Colours, and select Color to Alpha, then eliminate all black values of that layer. Then, I would use the (soft) erase tool at a ridiculously large size with a medium opacity value and erase out the edges and "fitting" together what I need.
I used GIMP, but while I appreciate the question, I don't know much about image manipulation. I just played around with it for a bit! Aside from being counter-intuitive at times, it makes it easier than I would have thought for basic stuff.
I'm guessing it's probably good for advanced use, but I really couldn't tell. Just make sure you read the manual sections about functions you're going to use.
The Bell Pepper is just one of the brushes that comes in gimp. It shows you that you can have an image that you can rubber stamp on things.
You can make your own brushes. If you make a brush in the RGB color space it will always be the color you originally made the brush in. For example, no matter what color is in your foreground/background, the bell pepper is always green with a dab of red.
But if you make a brush as a grayscale brush, then it will take on the color of your foreground color
Bit hard to tell what you're going for and therefore hard to give feedback. First one certainly channelling some of that vaporwave aesthetic but you really need to scrap paint.net and find something better. Maybe try Gimp (open source) and use some better references and focus on conceptualising a message or theme you wish to convey. Behance might be a good place to start looking for inspiration.
There's plenty of random Google results: This suggestion from a fan forum, This mailing list post from 2006, various other results. I guess all those reasons to warrant making a FAQ entry just never actually existed?
if you are seriously interested in doing graphic design stuff like this, i might recommend playing around with GIMP, which is very powerful, open source image editing software. it's like Photoshop, but free. it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but there is an endless amount of tutorials and guides online.
If you want more proof, I made by this image by:
The rest was ~~photoshopping~~ GIMP-ing the shit out of the screenshot 'til I got a similar image.
Gimp is similar to Photoshop, but you may be looking for a raw processor. Darktable and RawTherapee are very good, they have almost all the features that Lightroom has.
The GIMP team has been working with designers for many years longer that you give them credit for.
Peter Sikking worked with the GIMP team for several years, starting in 2006. Some of the stuff he designed made it in quickly (crop & selection tool improvements), some took a bit longer (single window), and some are yet to be implemented. And Peter wasn't the only designer to work with them either — he was just the one who worked the most with the team.
It takes a while for designs to be implemented in every project.
GIMP development was slow for several years, with just a few people working on it here and there at any given time. In the past few years, development has picked up again, with more people contributing to it and doing so more frequently.
Why did it take so long for GIMP to get back up to speed development-wise? It's because there was a hurdle of an important long-standing development branch (revolving around GEGL & rewrites) that got merged in, a faster paced release schedule, and crowd funding.
Gimp is pretty much the go-to for most people. It is free, Cross platform and there are lots of tutorials and plugins for it.
There are even theme layouts to make it look like photoshop... I like the floating windows and toolbars though.
One tip if you are a windows user.... DISABLE THE FONT lookup. You can add custom fonts to your gimp folder. If GIMP indexes your windows font folder startup times can really lag on. Here is a quick tutorial on how to remove the 1 text line to fix it.:
>The file is in ~\GIMP-2.0\etc\fonts. Open it in Notepad, and look for <dir>WINDOWSFONTDIR</dir>. It's only about 20 lines from the top. Delete that line, and no more loading Windows fonts.
GIMP should load almost instantly now if you have an SSD drive.
If you like vector art Inkscape is a nice Illustrator replacement.
Ich verdiene meinen Lebensunterhalt durch zeichnen.
Ich glaube nicht, dass Du drum herum kommen wirst, Dich mit der branchenüblichen Software auseinanderzusetzen. Wie andere bemerkt haben, ist es keine Hexerei. Auch wenn Du auf Papier zeichnest, wie willst Du Deine Zeichnungen liefern? Spätestens dann musst Du richtig scannen, fotografieren und nachbearbeiten können. Kein Kunde wird sich Originale per Post schicken lassen wollen, die er dann selber noch irgendwie digitalisieren muss.
Ich zeichne z.B. selber auch am liebsten mit der Hand, aber anmalen und weiter bearbeiten tu ich selbstverständlich auch in Photoshop.
Ich glaube schon, dass es einen Markt für echte Handarbeit gibt. Illustrationen für Bücher und insb. Kinderbücher z.B. Aber das ist ein hartes Geschäft! Viel Konkurrenz, wenig berauschende Bezahlung, natürlich nicht angestellt.
Überhaupt bin ich mir nicht sicher, was Du mit "Beruf" meinst. In der Kunst bist Du in kürzester Zeit, ohne großen Aufwand selbstständig unterwegs. Sobald Du wen findest, der Dich dafür bezahlt, ist es Dein Beruf. Angestelltenverhältnisse dagegen sind so gut wie nicht vorhanden. Dafür müsstest Du schon "normale" Grafik lernen (und damit sehr viel Computerzeugs).
Ich hab mir übrigens 99% meiner Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc. Kenntnisse selber beigebracht. Wir leben in einer glorreichen Zeit, wo Du so ziemlich alles online erklärt bekommen kannst. Wenn Du ein bisschen Geld in die Hand nehmen willst, beim WIFI oder BFI gibt's diverse Kurse, wo Du mal ein paar Tage reinschnuppern könntest (z.B. Photoshop) ohne große Kosten und Risiko.
Wenn Du kein Geld hast, gibt's z.B. auch GIMP, ein Open Source Programm, das Photoshop um nicht viel nachsteht.
EDIT: PS: Hast Du irgendwo online ein Portfolio? Dann könnte ich ev. noch konkreteren Senf abgegen.
2.9 is the development branch. However its been pretty stable in my experience and has plenty of nice new features. I just build from git. You also need git versions of gegl and babl. https://www.gimp.org/source/howtos/gimp-git-build.html
There should be a flatpak version soon https://www.patreon.com/posts/gnu-linux-gimp-2-14526435
A handful of links that people might find interesting for various reasons:
Please consider the chicken n' egg problem here. If you're holding your donations or contributions before feature X lands, consider the possibility of feature X only landing because of your contributions.
So because you are too lazy to read, everybody should feel honoured and create sample pictures for you?
There is a good documentation on every tool you can find in gimp on https://www.gimp.org/docs/ .
So to keep it short: rtfm
Get GIMP. https://www.gimp.org/
Open it, and open/paste the image.
Go to Image > Scale Image and scale it so that the dimensions would fit Miiverse. (You can zoom in if it's too small.)
Go to Image > Set Image Canvas Size and make the canvas 320 x 120 (miiverse resolution). Click "Center" before you click "Resize" it if you want it centered.
Go to the right hand panel, right click below the layer of your image, and click "New Layer" Make this layer 320 x 120, and click "White". Then, drag it below the image so that it is in the background.
Go to Image > Mode > Indexed
Click "Use black and white (1 bit) palette. Go down to "Dithering" and click an option. (Different ones work for different images, "Floyd-Stienberg (normal)" usually works the best
You should now have an image that can be copied pixel by pixel into the area. However, you should be able to make this MUCH easier by completing the following steps:
Go to Image > Configure Grid and make the Spacing 1x1.
Press "OK", then go to View > Show Grid.
Now you can zoom into the image, and have grid lines differentiating all the individual pixels to make it easier to count correctly.
Lynda is a great resource. You'll also want to learn Photoshop.
Now a friendly tip, Adobe wants to charge ~$10/month for you to use it but you can get Gimp for free. It's just as powerful, but not as elegant. There is a bit of a learning curve but it won't take long for you to get comfortable, if you know Photoshop.
Get thee to GIMP. It's free, open-source, and cross-platform.
Failing that, there's always Inkscape, a similarly free, open-source, and cross-platform program for vector graphics. :)
On the very nature of your "edits": you're using extremely low resolution pictures, the edges aren't correctly cut at all (we can see the stair-like cuts on both Batfleck and Batmanimated), you're not working with colors or lighting to make it look like a single picture, nor you're creating anything. That's litterally a copy and paste of overlays, but hey, it's a start! After that, there's the composition, but that's mostly a matter of taste, so, why not: if you like it that way.
I'm not saying "stop doing that" at all, on the contrary. If you want to keep at it, please go on: it's a great hobby, and you seem to enjoy it a lot. But you seem to realize it, you have some space for progress. First advise I have would be to switch from your phone to a proper computer. Try to use something simple at first: GIMP is great, open-source and available on Windows, Mac and Linux, and Paint.NET is not as complete but easier to handle at first, also free but only available on Windows. Read some tutorials about any of those softwares, and if you're invested, you should see some progress already. There are probably some good subreddits on that matter as well.
Oh, now to be mean a little. First, I don't believe it took you hours, maybe one if you're not that fast. Second, don't ask not to be bullied anymore: I think that's the 3rd of your titles of this type that I see, you might invoke pity the first 2 times, the third is just annoying.
I haven't used it myself, but I've heard good things about GIMP - and it's completely free.
Alternatively you could consider the photography subscription with Adobe - you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99 per month.
I'm not a proponent for stealing in any form, but I think I'd make an exception for them. Their programs are insanely overpriced and geared more for businesses purchasing them rather than the individual.
I don't believe you can just "buy" photoshop anymore. The way they're set up is you pay a $400-$600 subscription fee for the year that renews every year for the same amount. I recently felt the same as you and tried to do the honest thing and buy the current version of Photoshop. Next thing I know, Photoshop is taking money out of my account a year later because I somehow was added to their subscription service unbeknownst to me.
They're not a nice company and overcharge for a pretty basic product. Try using The GiMP 2 instead. It's free, open source, there's tons of user created brushes on deviant art and it basically does all the same shit you'd get photoshop for.
GIMP isn't shit, it just has a user interface that a lot of people find unintuitive, and has had slow development for quite some time.
They've just committed a new internal engine (GEGL) which should hopefully attract more developers, and speed future progress up.
By the way, you probably want a vector drawing program if your focus is on geometric stuff. Inkscape is pretty good.
You can find it from Adobe for about $20/month (cheaper with student ID)
If that's too much for a monthly subscription (Completely understandable, I only have it bc student discount ><)
I would also like to mention GIMP. It's like Photoshop, but free and open source. https://www.gimp.org/
MS paint? Absolutely proprietary.
Get your ass on GIMP dude. Professional grade software, easier than the adobe shit, no license bullshit, free of charge for ever, can be installed on virtually everything, even a raspberrypi, no snooping on the user ... And If one day you study computer processed imagery it will allow you to learn a lot and give back for all the awesomeness it gives freely to everybody.
In my limited experience, you can do almost anything that you can do with Photoshop with GIMP and its plugins. It is opensource, so free :)
Thing is that the interface is a bit ugly and sometimes functions are called different than in Photoshop, so some trial and error or googling is necessary, especially if you try to follow Photoshop tutorials.
I'm not really talking about the original issue, but instead more the meta discussion around. In general, people don't know when to end an argument. Plus, there's always https://www.gimp.org/irc.html and probably other options that are more suitable than issues.
I used to teach kids her age (up to college age).
Any old computer and small basic will cover programming and video game making. (On Micrsoft's path to being a C# developer).
GIMP covers a lot of the 2d side of digital artwork.
Both are free:
Small basic's website has a bunch of tutorials aimed at her age.
Gimp you'll have to do a bit of work to learn, as it's more of a professional program. I suggest finding a youtube series or something as such.
Depending on which path she likes the most, you would go from there in her highschool days. Digital Art: Blender, Programming: .Net/C# or C/C++. Or she figures out that making games isn't anywhere near as fun as playing them.
GIMP, an online open-source graphical editor. It's kind of like a clunky, free, open-sourced Photoshop. There's a steep learning curve, but once you work past it, it's actually pretty useful for editing photos and art.
I could do these a lot better (for example, by just rearranging the letters the comics use, or finding a font that better approximates Tatsuya's lettering -- which is, by the way, pretty good!), but that would require more effort than I'm willing to put in to this.
The fact is, that gimp had recieved this recently: https://www.gimp.org/news/2018/08/30/handshake-gnome-donation/
I argued that money should go to pay and hire developers instead of paying for conventions, i received a backlash like there is no tomorrow.
> If I could have moved Bernie over to the left side of the road without starting all over, I would have done it.
Suggestion (if your program can handle it): Layers. Lots and lots of layers. All independently movable. Don't flatten the layers until the last step, and save a copy with the layers still separate, just in case.
Second suggestion: GIMP is free, but a pain to work with.