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Photoshop vs GIMP: The True Guide

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by TheSoloAct, May 12, 2019.

  1. blogzandstuff

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    @TheSoloAct I agree, if you are a professional graphic designer or intend to be then you need the best tools, like a mechanic or builder. A lot of people can't afford Photoshop when starting out, I know some that started with Gimp and moved onto Photoshop
     
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    Exactly! I am surprised that not many people know about it. Inkscape can be a bit buggy at times, but it does do a decent job being a free tool; so much so; that I have ditched coreldraw already. The bonus is that the default output is svg, which is supported by the major graphics softwares these days.
     
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    Not just major graphics software, in fact, SVG is supported by all applications that work with vectors from interface design ones to raster editors too. SVG is the web default too.
     
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    The Gimp is a fantastic program especially considering that it’s free. However, photoshop is second to none, and well worth the investment if you can afford it.
     
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    One of the things that I absolutely loved about Inkscape was that it supported multi-page documents. Just like CorelDRAW, it's more geared towards publishing and print rather than digital illustrations or web assets. Illustrator (along with other Adobe applications) only gave us something close to the multi-page feature when they introduced artboards, which was still tens of years after CDR and Inkscape had their native multi-page support.
     
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    Photoshop all the way up...