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    My Goodness me... (through gritted teeth and poppy out veins on forehead, Just setting the scene..lol)

    I cannot for the life of me get on with Adobe Photoshop.....It is meant to be the best think since sliced bread and totally user friendly?!

    Is it just me? am a suffering with photoshop dyslexia?!

    Does anyone else have trouble?
    Helen Victoria
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    I use 'GIMP' for my digital photo/artwork editing. I'm by no means an expert and I feel I'm only scratching the surface of what it can do, but I've managed to teach myself how to prepare all the images for our website etc and lots more besides. There are loads of tutorials on the net that pretty much walk you through any task you need to do.

    And the best think about GIMP? Its completely free (ideal for a tight git like me!)

    Probably not much help if you've already bought photoshop, but for anyone else out there looking for a Image Manipilation Program (I think that's what the IMP stand for) then GIMP may be worth considering.

    Jeff
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    • #3
      I use photoshop it takes a bit of getting used to but worth it in the end, what are you trying to do maybe someone can point you in the right direction.

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      • #4
        I don't think I'd ever call photoshop particularly user friendly. It's a tool for designers and photo manipulation professionals, and is huge. I've been using it since before its first release, and I still wouldn't claim to know every bit of it.

        The best package to use depends very much on what you want to do - if you're just looking at resizing and basic editing, then it's a bit like using a sledgehammer to crack an egg.

        If there's anything specific you're struggling with though, feel free to PM me and I'll see what I can suggest.

        Completely agree about GIMP
        george
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        • #5
          i was trying to delete the backround of my pictures my using the magic wand tool but because the backround and the item were of simular colour it kept picking the whole thing up, well most of the whole thing.

          I tryed using the quick mask mode but its going to take me a life time to manually cut them all out by hand, i just thought there would be an easier way of doing it.

          Also when i am trying to design my buttons for my website the first one comes out fine but the second one the text seems to be all pixelated when i have not changed any of the settings?!

          Where do i get this GIMP package from? I have also heard that light box is meant to be good. Does anyone use this?
          Helen Victoria
          classic and contempory, bespoke jewellery for any occasion
          Phoenix Trader
          http://www.helen-victoria.co.uk
          [email protected]
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          • #6
            Hi helenvictoria,

            GIMP is an open source product, it is available as a free download from www 'dot' gimp 'dot' org (can't post links yet - you could just google 'GIMP' and the first link should be the one that you want.)

            GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.

            Hope that helps

            Jeff
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            blog: http://dotsandspotsdesign.blogspot.com/
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            • #7
              If you know what you are doing it is a doddle, but to explain it over the internet would be far too confusing! Do you know anyone that may be able to use it and give you a quick tutorial?
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              • #8
                Like Louise said it's so difficult to explain to someone else what to do but it's just a case of try, try and try again. It's a bu$$er of a system to get to grips with , but it's very powerful when you get the jist of it.

                Try and persevere with it, the results can be worth it

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                • #9
                  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gFjbsvgBGcs

                  not sure but this video might help you!
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                  • #10
                    Hi ... Photoshop is a very powerful software ... thus it is also one of the most difficult to use and learn ... I use PhotoImpact ... it is faster and simplier to use ...

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