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Urgh.

I know a lot of you use Gimp rather than Photoshop and sing its praises often - after all, it's free. Hurrah. I, myself, learned Photoshop, way back in film school, and have kept using it. Recently I even acquired a legal version (O.O).

In Web Design class, we had to create a gradient image today, in order to apply it to the background of a CSS element. He uses Gimp, but said we could use Photoshop if we liked - he just didn't offer explicit instructions for Photoshop. Oh, okay, I thought. Open Photoshop, create file of appropriate size, select Fill tool in Gradient mode, click-and-drag, there we go. There's our file.

The same operation in Gimp took eleven steps and ten minutes.

I sort of... stared. There must be an easier way to do this. Right? o.O

Whatever. I'm happy with Photoshop.

Coming to understand that coming to school today was a Mistake; sneezing has progressed to sneezing and coughing, oh joy. Only here forty-five minutes and kind of feel like shambling death. Debating going to work, or not. Certainly popping by clinic on way out, regardless. (Really, emphatically not looking forward to bus ride home with giant head.)

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nute
Jun. 24th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Generic Image Manipulation Program. Sort of a freeware version of Photoshop, in the way that water is a freeware version of vodka.
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chandri
Jun. 24th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
*using that in future*
frito_kal
Jun. 24th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm very confused. Filling an area with a gradient took eleven steps and ten minutes? It took me 5 steps and 30 seconds. Open GIMP, create file of appropriate size, select Gradient Fill tool, select appropriate gradient, click and drag, there you go.
chandri
Jun. 24th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm inclined to believe he's just not very bright, really.
frito_kal
Jun. 24th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
That's sort of what I was thinking but I didn't want to say so.

ferox
Jun. 24th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
*peeets her photoshop, yes she does*

Although, I admit. For what I do - that is, some photo touchups - I love my copy of Elements.
chandri
Jun. 24th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I got the Master Collection last year at the Educational price through our company, and I haven't used half of it yet. I mean, I don't even know what a lot of it does. o.O
nute
Jun. 24th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I will have to send you the links to some great layman's terms tutorial sites. Do you have CS3 or CS4?
chandri
Jun. 25th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
CS4, complete with half a dozen programs bought off other companies that were not included with CS3, so I'm still poking around six months later. :)
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