Gimp for digital art?

Hello. Due to increased cost of living, I am trying to reduce subscriptions. One of these is Photoshop, and I am replacing it with Gimp for photograph work.

I also use Photoshop to create 30" x 20" artworks for charity (see ).

Is there a tutorial somewhere for doing this kind of project in GIMP, or would somebody recommend a different free open source software?

many thanks.

Tog :slight_smile:

Hi @Togfather,

Are you on Linux, Windows, or a McThing?

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden

Your artworks are very vector-ish and Inkscape might be a better bet for those circles / triangles and shapes. their forum Home - Inkscape Forum

For shapes in Gimp, usually created first as a path and then filled / stroked as required. There are various plugins to assist.

For painting and drawing, especially if you have a graphics tablet there is MyPaint Looks like the old webpage is gone but description and downloads here: GitHub - mypaint/mypaint: MyPaint is a simple drawing and painting program that works well with Wacom-style graphics tablets. Gimp also uses the old mypaint brushes and supports .ora (openraster multi-layer) files.

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Hello Claes.

I am on windows 11. I once won a holiday to Sweden, which was based in Stockholm, and included the opportunity to fly a plane at the Saab factory and airfield in Linköping. I flew the Saab Safari plane with an instructor for a couple of hours and did everything, including looping and flying upside down. It was an amazing week, and we were given a Saab 9000 to drive for the week. We were in a five star hotel in Stockholm and had a “Key to Stockholm” card that got us into loads of places for free.

That was way back in 1991, and I will never forget it. You couldn’t buy a holiday like that.

Best wishes.

Tog :slight_smile:

Thanks Rich. I will check those out.

Tog :slight_smile: