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jana: [SG-1] O'Neil - Is it friday yet? (O'Neil friday yet?)
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I've found an interesting article featuring how you can make GIMP a good Photoshop replacement option. Obviously, it's directed towards people who might still have doubts about using GIMP, but the article is also worth reading by people who already use GIMP (on a regular basis). The article explains how you can install plug-ins, brushes and filters, how you can install layer styles (layer effects), how to add CMYK color ceparation, what to do to install liquid rescale (the altering of an image without distortion) and the GIMP animation package, how to anchor GIMP's loose docks and toolbars if you don't like them, and how you can easily enable GEGL (Generic Graphical Library).

At the end of the article, there's also a link list of resources including 11 different GIMP brushes and a tutorial about how you can create your own brushes, and 30+ GIMP tutorials & resources.
jana: Woman with umbrella in winter landscape (umbrella snow)
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I've seen that people have started subscribing to this community, so welcome everyone! I hope you enjoy this community and find lots of opportunities to share your GIMP love with other users.

As I've mentioned in an earlier post, I don't have much time at the moment to devote to this project as I would like, but I'll try to make weekly posts here, and I'll also try to add more useful stuff to the delicious link collection (I'm open for suggestions!). Anyway, this is a community, so feel free to post your own questions, ideas, thoughts, challenges and more -- as long as it's somehow related to The GIMP ^^

And here are the promised photo editing tricks: 10 Sweet GIMP Photo Editing Tricks to Wean You Off Photoshop. This is a post that goes out to people who might not know about GIMP, or think it's nothing like Photoshop, but obviously this kind of post is quite useful for GIMP users, too. It covers 1) photo batch processing, 2) how you can sharpen photos, 3) how you can make your own brushes, 4) how you can make a lightsaber, 5) how you can create a swirly wallpaper or water drop effect, 6) how you can create an explosion in outer space, 7) how you can convert photos to sketches, 8) how you can mix black & white with color, 9) how you can convert photos to neon, and 10) how you can draw graffiti.

EDIT: Added a list of the things the article covers (some of you might want to know before you click on the link...)