Gimp my Pride!

Rose Bud - Orson

Rose Bud – Orson

The proud rose is gimped!

My daughter showed me how to use GIMP this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play around with it.

Rose 2

Rose 2

And the original –

Original Rose

Original Rose

So, which do you prefer?

post script: Why is the rose bud always called Orson? So far only one person has noticed!

 

25 thoughts on “Gimp my Pride!

  1. Brian Robertson

    Nice shot. I have just began using Gimp as well. Now I use it as a stand alone program and dumped Photoshop cloud. I also use paintshop pro 7. I know it is ancient but I hate paying extreme prices.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I have paintshop and wanted to make greyscale – but the photo just went black! That’s why I’m trying Gimp – just playing around. I visited your blog, and really like the effects you produce. πŸ™‚

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      1. Brian Robertson

        Thanks I try to mix the programs as each have their strengths and weaknesses. I tried Adobe but it is not worth the money when one can use open sourced programs like Gimp. You should check out G’Mic with Gimp more effects to add to Gimp. Good luck!

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    1. Midwestern Plant Girl

      Spell check is FIRED!
      That last sentence was supposed to be:
      I’m not as observant as you are. Not even close!

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    2. scifihammy Post author

      I shall reveal the Orson thing a little later. But – you had me laughing out loud at the “spell check”! I’m like – Oh it’s French – (parvenu) hmm but I still don’t get it! hahaha
      Thanks for sending the amended version! πŸ˜€

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  2. ady

    Welcome to the world of fantasy !! your first picture looks straight out of an animation film πŸ˜‰

    And WP continues to work weird,like button hit,not reflected,comments submitted,it continues to go round round eternally !!Grrrrr…..

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes! I liked the effect on the first photo – achieved by simply inverting the colours!
      WP is driving me nuts today – I nearly didn’t get to post! It is SO SLOW!!! But I am stubborn – so I just waited it out πŸ˜€

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      1. ady

        I am having problems in even logging in ! I had to go to the original post and refreshed it few times to get the comment space 😦 Yup,Inverting colors have nice effect.:) ,I use Picassa for it,its way simpler and faster for rookie like me.Gimp had much more functions which make it complex unless you want some major professional editing done.

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  3. ouachitashutterbug

    I like all three! It’s all a matter of taste but I love experimenting with different mediums and seeing the results. I’m trying to learn Photoshop a bit so I can do some interesting stuff with a few photos that are sitting around on the computer but it’s hard to teach an old dog a new trick. πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work and keep experimenting!

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