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[personal profile] dragonwolf
Anyone else play with Gimp 2.8? I grabbed it yesterday and, for the half hour I used it to make a very basic image, I'm absolutely loving it! If I get some time, I might write up a full review, but...

Layer folders!

And single window mode (and, even better, the option to switch between single and multi window mode)!

Seriously, if you use Gimp with any regularity, check it out if you haven't already.
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[personal profile] baggyeyes
I found this site VIA Deviant Art's #GIMP-users group:

Gimped Blog features tutorials for those getting started, as well as advanced tips in photo-manipulation. I see that it has a shopping cart, but as I have no money, I ignore that bit.

As I mentioned, Deviant Art has a #GIMP-users group, as well, there is #GIMP-Artists.

There are brushes, textures and tutorials at these two groups. As I have a lousy Internet connection, I haven't been able to see everything. They looks like good groups, though.
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[personal profile] jana
In an attempt to to revive this community, here are two things that might be interesting for people watching this community:

  1. I've found a list of some nifty GIMP tutorials of which some look familiar whereas others are new to me and maybe to some of you, too.

  2. Over at Smashing magazine, they post calendar wallpapers once a month, created by experienced artists, wannabe artists, and newbie artists from all over the world. So, I thought we could have something similar here -- but less strict and with an 'educational learning' twist.

    The 'rules' are pretty simple: Post a finished wallpaper on the first of the given month and include an explanation of at least one tool used in/with GIMP, Inkscape etc. (so no complete tutorials necessary, unless you want to) OR post an unfinished wallpaper, or simply just a wallpaper idea, and tell us which part(s), specifically, you could use some help with. The idea is that people might be more wiling to post something if they don't have the pressure of having to do a complete tutorial (which takes lots of time), and the less experienced among us might feel less intimidated if they don't get overwhelmed with too many features and (complicated) tool options. Basically, I hope everyone gets a chance to chime in here and we all just might learn something along the way :)

    EDIT: It doesn't have to be limited to wallpapers only, you can also post icons, fan art etc. And feel free to spread the word.
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[personal profile] foxfirefey
Alchemy is an "exploratory" drawing program:
Alchemy is an open drawing project aimed at exploring how we can sketch, draw, and create on computers in new ways. Alchemy isn’t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process. Experimental in nature, Alchemy lets you brainstorm visually to explore an expanded range of ideas and possibilities in a serendipitous way.

It's available in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux!