(Closed) GIMP – the FREE version of Photoshop

posted 8 years ago in DIY
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Thanks so much, I’m starting to play around with my DIY invites…and Photoshop is NOT in my budget, LOL!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I downloaded this and since I’ve never used Photoshop, I’m at a TOTAL loss! Any pointers?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

For actual invitation design and such … basically anything that requires a lot of text and image dropping, I would use the free version of InDesign over Gimp. I use Gimp a lot for photo editing (can’t afford Photoshop, either!), but it’s more for just that … photo images and creating images … not so much page design.

The free InDesign one is Scribus, I think.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I LOVE GIMP!!!! It is so amazing, and there are a lot of tutorials on youtube for any beginners.

I did the front of my invites with Gimp (that’s as far as I’ve gotten for now).

This is what I came up with:

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another vote for GIMP!  It was a godsend when I just had to do something even simple like making our inserts and combining an image of a map with some text to an image I could upload to a printer.   I couldn’t believe something that simple couldn’t be done in MS Word, but you need a graphics program.  This is a great free one!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I loooooove Gimp!  I used it for my DIY invitations.  It can be a  little confusion there are so many tutorials out there that you can do a simple google search to find out how to do whatever you can imagine.  I personally think it’s a lot easier to use than photoshop.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yay for GIMP! Definitely my go-to editing software.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never heard of it before now. Cool!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have been using Gimp for quite a while now, I love it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh my goodness I’ve been looking for a program like this forever!! Can’t afford Photoshop so this will be PERFECT!! Thanks so much!!

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