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Best LEGIT + FREE Program like Photoshop ?

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I have been using one, but it does not have multiple undo's, its a simplified program but I want something with more layers, that is easy to use.

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There are a ton of "testing free art programs" on youtube. I think Jazza did a decent one. 

 

 

 

FWIW: He rated gimp very low because the interface and workflow is just so different than photoshop. As someone who is familiar with photoshop, I had the same feelings trying gimp.

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10 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

GIMP?

GIMP!

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5 minutes ago, keskparane said:

GIMP!

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GIMP. 
 

If you don't want to download anything, try Photopea. It's online and similar to photoshop but it's kind of unstable.

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I personally use Paint.net, but it's not as feature-rich as GIMP, which can be overwhelming at first

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28 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

GIMP. It takes getting used to but it's not all that hard to learn.

Actually, it taks a lot of getting used to. Fortunately, GIMP does have a good user forum one can get help from.

 

http://gimpforums.com/

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1 minute ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Actually, it taks a lot of getting used to. Fortunately, GIMP does have a good user forum one can get help from.

 

http://gimpforums.com/

How long have you used it?

I don't remember specifics, but I don't believe it took me all that long to get used to it, and hell, I've cleaned up scanned artwork with it.

 

I mean for someone who uses Photoshop a lot, I'm sure it's a learning curve, like people who get used to Premiere then try Vegas.

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Just now, handymanshandle said:

How long have you used it?

I don't remember specifics, but I don't believe it took me all that long to get used to it, and hell, I've cleaned up scanned artwork with it.

 

I mean for someone who uses Photoshop a lot, I'm sure it's a learning curve, like people who get used to Premiere then try Vegas.

A couple, three years but not very often since the GUI is so dramatically different from the program I use (MS Picture It, Photo 7.0; it's old but it's easy to use for what I do).

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1 minute ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

A couple, three years but not very often since the GUI is so dramatically different from the program I use (MS Picture It, Photo 7.0; it's old but it's easy to use for what I do).

Ah, that'd explain it. I basically grew up using MS Paint and once I desired something more, GIMP caught on with me. I also tried out Paint.NET; that never stuck with me, always felt confused using it.

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1 hour ago, handymanshandle said:

Ah, that'd explain it. I basically grew up using MS Paint and once I desired something more, GIMP caught on with me. I also tried out Paint.NET; that never stuck with me, always felt confused using it.

Then there is the fact I am a slow learner thanks to various learning disabiilities, most noticeably ADHD.

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Depends what you want to do. Krista of Level1 Techs works mainly as designer and digital artist. She recommends using Krita over Gimp if you are doing more artsy stuff. Then there's Inkscape if you would be working with vector graphics or publishing style of designs.

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GIMP, though it's not as easy to use as Photoshop.

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3 hours ago, Pasi123 said:

GIMP, though it's not as easy to use as Photoshop.

I agree. From someone that did graduate in programming/infographics i learned photoshop and corel. Gimp is far from being as user friendly as photoshop. Things are places in strange position. Paint.NET is not as good as photoshop either but much more user friendly. If you know photoshop you won't get lost when picking up paint.Net. If a feature is missing someone added it in the community download page. I used to run both photoshop and Paint.NET because some feature do not exist in photoshop and are too long to do while Paint.NET has thousands of options that are nearly one clicker. 1 Mega pack can add couple hundreds of filters and that's just filters.

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