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Is it me or do all agree Gimp is pretty hard to use and is not straightforward?
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It used to be better before "the community" of "people who identify themselves as women" decided to "improve" the UI.
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>>578491
it's pretty okay once you learn it, just like all software
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>>578491
A lot less bloated than Photoshop so I use it over Photoshop. Don't know what you are having trouble with.
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>>578491
It's awkward as all fuck, but it gets the job done once you get used to the clunky interface.
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>>578491
is just like blender, has that "I think that workarround is better and if you don't agree pay for the comercial softhware" that all free programs have, but can usually do the job
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>>578507
blender user here, gimp WILL gimp you. unironically

>ctrl-z not working by default, and if you do assign it, it simply disappears
>the pixel size and brush strength are sensitive as fuck, default brushes are dogshit
>when you export a file, not only you have to specify what format you want, but you also have to rename to .png or .dds otherwise it won't work
>takes about 10 seconds just to load fonts
>filters are not up to par with photoshop
>not much for custom brushes
>layer system is not good as photoshop
>rendering is slower than photoshop

here are the pros

>good for pixelart
>color options are nice
>lots of supported formats
>decent vector tools
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If you have never used Photoshop, it is ok.

If you come from PS and give Gimp a try you will be disgusted and if forced to work with it lose hope in humanity and the will to live in the process.
A ton of things don't work the way they're supposed to and make things completely unnecessarily complicated and slow.
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>>578515
I'm still baffled by how Gimp stays shit for literal decades while Blender improved incredibly much, as did Inkscape and Krita.
All three are wonderful pieces of software but Gimp stays a complete turd and the Krita guys seem to have some sort of respect for the Gimp team so they keep some key functionality out to not make people completely ignore Gimp.
They insist on keeping Krita a painting program instead of adding a couple things to make a true PS contender.
Gimp does not deserve to be considered the freeware alternative to PS. It is an embarrassment.
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>>578515
For pixel art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GrafX2
It's a deluxepaint clone.
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I don't see the questions thread so I'll ask here, what its the current "mainstream" or most used resolution for render 3d stuff? (I mostly want to make motion graphics)
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>>578554
cinema4d
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>>578515
About the only thing I really use GIMP for nowadays is its "Seemless Texture: feature, and that's only because it's easier than trying to tackle the add-ons for PS.
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>>578554
1920x1080
i think for production stuff maybe 3840x2160 is needed but im not entirely sure
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>>578556
i forgot to mention. another upside for GIMP is the addons, you can even bake textures in gimp if im not mistaken.
still, this UI is designed to hurt people, i could think of a better UI myself
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>>578491
I use GIMP to create animated gif only, but most of my 2d textures and sketch concept are made in KRITA, wich i think is way superior for what i need to do. after all is just another tool.
IMO gimp sucks and im not going miss a bit if disapear
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>>578562
Last time I've tried it, Inkscape was better than Krita. But it was some years ago. Who knows what "the community" of "people who identify themselves as women" has done to it in the meantime.
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>>578571
krita is a beast of a program. it is already a worthy competitor to SAI

however i don't know if it can compete with autodicks sketchbook or corel painter
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>>578572
The only gripe i have with Krita is the bugs.
Before version 3 came out, every version was stable for me. Now not so much.

Noone uses sketchbook and Corel Painter is a bloated mess.
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>>578587
what about ArtRage?
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>>578657
I don't know it.
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>>578587

I use Sketchbook and Corel Painter (not as much as Sketchbook) on my Samsung Note-Pro. I haven't done any illustration on my PC since getting my first android tablet years ago (which was a Toshiba Thrive).
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>>578496
what were the differences before/after?
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>>578496
go on..
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>>578891
Hows the pen-pressure and performance (of a tablet) ?
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>>578491
GIMP has been shit for over the 15 years I've tried using it. GIMP still doesn't have adjustment layers. Krita is better in every single aspect I need it as a PS replacement over GIMP so I recommend trying that. Krita isn't a perfect program either but very quickly you can be up and running at basic adjustments.
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GIMP is clearly made by programmers who have no idea how an art program is supposed to behave.
I know of one person who actually knows how to use this PoS and it's literally because he's a programmer who has never touched a single art program before.
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>>578496
This is straight up a lie, there was never a point in the last 11 years of be attempting to use it on and off where it has ever been anything but shit
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>>578535
Someone who shares my opinion.
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>>579003
This. It's been a similar group of people who has been keeping it shit for over a decade. I've never noticed it as better or worse, it seems the same to me as when I was in middle school taking a PS 7 class. Just as unusable, indecipherable, and slow.

https://wiki.gimp.org/wiki/Roadmap
>GIMP 3.2
>The focus of this release is going to be on non-destructive editing. Note that both adjustment layers and layer effects/styles are the terminology currently used in requests by users. We haven't yet assessed, how exactly non-destructive editing is going to be implemented.
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Here is the thing about GIMP.

I'm a freelance graphic designer & there have been times (I actually have a yearly membership for adobe now so w/e) when I could not afford my licenses and had to use free shit.

GIMP is a giant pain the ass, but is definitely worth knowing how to use. I WANT to hate it, but can't because it's free and has literally saved my ass on several occasions.

All free software has it merits despite what /3/ thinks. Like I wish I had learned blender when I was learning 3dsmax.

Licences are a bitch in half. Thank god for the people who make & put these things out for free.
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>>579021
Paint.net with plugins
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>>579021
i think there was a UI mod for GIMP. something that completely hauls the UI.

blender have something similar already,why not gimp? give gimp the proper UI and it will be already 50% stronger
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>>578535
>freeware alternative
It's not the freeware alternative
It's the free as in freedom alternative
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>>578504
That's interesting because I've always felt the opposite.

The UI, speed, functionality, and workflow has always seemed more smooth in PS than in Blender.

I have no technical evidence of this being true, only through experience and feel.
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>>578555
Learn to be patient and read thoroughly. Try again.




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