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Re: [GIMP] Paint Studio

Postby DiM on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:41 pm

i can't believe gimp didn't have groups until now.
i'd be dead without them. i like my layers to be neatly organized. without the groups i'd have a huge mess because usually my maps can get to hundreds of layers and sometimes i have even over 1000 or more.

here's how the layer structure for island of doom looks:
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Re: [GIMP] Paint Studio

Postby natty dread on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:46 pm

DiM wrote:i can't believe gimp didn't have groups until now.


Yeah, well, no one's paying those guys to develop it... ;)

Still, it's making steady progress, and lots of people are moving to gimp due to it's efficiency and customizability - photoshop is today widely criticized for it's software bloat, ie. adobe trying to fit in everything they can think of to the same package... while gimp's approach is to keep the main program lighter weight and let the users customize and modify it as they like.

DiM wrote:i'd be dead without them. i like my layers to be neatly organized. without the groups i'd have a huge mess because usually my maps can get to hundreds of layers and sometimes i have even over 1000 or more.


Yeah... I often have to merge layers, just to keep the layer list tolerable. Eurasia only has 130 layers... I can't wait to see how many more layers my maps will have once I get to sort them in groups :lol:
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Re: [GIMP] Paint Studio

Postby Oneyed on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:49 am

natty, where is Outer Glow, Inner Glow, Drop Shadow and similar things in GIMP?

and especialy can add Shadow, Outer Glow to text layer?

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Re: [GIMP] Paint Studio

Postby natty dread on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:37 am

You're going to need to install scripts to get those kind of effects.

The Layer Effects script is pretty ok for this purpose, you can download it here: http://registry.gimp.org/node/186

Download the script-fu version (there are instructions on the page) and save it to your scripts folder. If you're using windows it's usually something like C:\Documents and settings\username\.gimp-2.6\scripts
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Re: [GIMP] Paint Studio

Postby Oneyed on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:01 am

thanks natty, but I have mesage when I tried to open script_fu that is can not open it.

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EDIT: it works now! :D big thanks natty.
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