If GIMP is so good, why does everyone use Photoshop? It's a fair question, given the fact that GIMP is so often heralded by open source enthusiasts. GIMP is a free photo editing software often cited as the best open source image editing software on the planet. An offshoot, Gimpshop, features a user interface that mimics the appearance and terminology of Photoshop – and it's also free. Why doesn't everyone use it instead?
First, I make no argument against GIMP as a world-class image editor. What's more, I have no problem whatsoever with open source – I'm also an enthusiast and have promoted GIMP in dozens of posts. What I do wonder is, when the free GIMP is arguably every bit as powerful as the $700 Photoshop, why doesn't everyone just use GIMP?
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Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite photos and subjects into comic-like scenes and characters? You can achieve fun comic book effects for your photos with a few tweaks in Photoshop, as described by the following 10 comic book Photoshop tutorials. Pow!
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This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso, the founder of Visual Loop, a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Twitter.
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When it comes to photography, London is not just the sum of an incredible array of topics, but a precious hub for displaying the results. So, with long nights and cozy interiors, November seems to be a favorable time to visit exhibitions. Here’s two of them.
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Want to add a bit of magic on your graphic designs? Try the following tutorials that will help you inject magical visual effects to your artwork.
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A few days ago I was passing by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Two impressive queues were going round the corners of the building. It was sunny and just minutes to 10 am when the gallery opens. In London, it’s normal to have people queuing to visit an exhibition. And it has nothing to do with the sun. They would have opened their umbrellas.
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If you're a freelance photographer, or are involved in a photo festivals or studio, there's no shortage of photography logos to inspire you. Though photographers aren't logo designers, they are creatives with their own style which tends to be reflected in their logo. Common motifs of photography logos include cameras, lenses, film, viewfinders, frames and tripods. Check out this collection of 50 inspiring photography logos before you set out to create one yourself!
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It' been almost three months since the Deepwater Horizon disaster occurred, in the Mexican Gulf. Arguably, the most horrifying man-made environmental catastrophe of all times, it has been illustrated all over the world in magazines, newspapers and websites.
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