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Free Graphics Manipulation Software

If you’re looking for a free graphics manipulation software to download, try . It’s an excellent retouching program lets you fix perspective distortion caused by lens tilt and eliminate lens’ barrel distortion and vignetting; it offers a clone and healing tool for retouching photos as well as a perspective clone tool and a orthogonal clone tool. But it can also be used as a simple paint program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP also offers various input devices out of the box, like pressure and tilt sensitive tablets, but also a wide range of USB or MIDI controllers. The file format support ranges from the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats such as the multi-resolution and multi-color-depth Windows icon files. The architecture allows to extend GIMP’s format capabilities with a plug-in.

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Features are:

* Painting
o Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
o Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
o Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
o Supports custom brushes and patterns
* System
o Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
o Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
* Advanced Manipulation
o Full alpha channel support
o Layers and channels
o Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
o Editable text layers
o Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
o Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
o Foreground extraction tool
o Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
o Transformable paths, transformable selections.
o Quickmask to paint a selection.
* Extensible
o A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
o Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
o Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
o Over 100 plug-ins already available
* Animation
o Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
o MNG support
o Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
o Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
o Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
* File Handling
o File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
o Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
o SVG path import/export

Thousands of Photoshop Tutorials

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Photoshop is a huge program and can be overwhelming at time. But learning little tips and tricks here and there will turn you into a Photoshop pro sooner or later! You can add to your repertoire of Photoshop tricks through the thousands of tutorials offered on Tutorialized. Learn photo effects from user submitted tutorials like the mad horror clown , or a fish eye effect. The site also offers links to tutorials on brushes, buttons, animations and more. Unfortunately the design of the site is pretty annoying, because each submitted tutorial is served through a frame, so prepare to scroll a lot…

Free Paper And Cover Textures

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Find beautifully done realistic paper and cover textures at DesiznTech. These textures are scanned from real papers, then edited in Photoshop for color balance and effect. You get old paper texture, notebook cover texture, grunge paper texture and even textures with an old gummy price sticker on it. The torn spiral bound papers, wrinkled and three hole punched ones are also very realistic and fun to work with.

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Free High Resolution GIMP Brushes

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GIMP is a great program and if you want to make it even greater, you can download some free GIMP brushes at Noupe. Some of these brushes are simply stunning and once you install them, you will be tempted to use them in every single design you make. (Photoshop Brushes are now Fully Compatible with Gimp 2.4 and up.)

GIMP Graphics Editing Program

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Nobody denies that Adobe Photoshop is a great program but it’s pretty expensive. There are other graphics editing programs and one of them, the open source GIMP is sometimes called “Photoshop killer” because it is a real alternative to Photoshop.