Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gimp


I was telling my son about photoshop and how maybe I would like to buy that as it might be fun to play around with photos. He said there is a free photo thingy called GIMP. He downloaded it into my computer. I kept opening it up and had no idea what to do. I still don't know but I finally got this photo of a violet in there and somehow altered the color.

That's all I was able to do on my first try. But I feel sort of thrilled that I did this much. I couldn't stand reading their long and detailed instructions. Once I got the photo in the program I just played around.

14 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Good for you Suki. I'm never excited about reading instructions...just basic information and then let the playing around begin...I like the dark flower!

Mary said...

haha--I love that you just went ahead and played with this. I have photoshop but haven't a clue how to really use it. There are tons of programs like the one you found to use that are easier. Have fun! Great start!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This is so pretty. I will have to check out Gimp! I have a couple of free photo programs I downloaded ages ago and haven't used or learned how to use them yet. In fact, I am still using my old camera picture download software because I just can't seem to find the desire to learn and read the new ones instructions...so you are not alone in that feeling!

kikipotamus said...

I took a one day workshop once in Photoshop and then came home and tried the stuff I had learned using GIMP. I ended up giving up, but I think my main problem was a lack of patience. It takes a lot of practice, especially with how to effectively use the layers.

m. heart said...

Fun! I just jump in too.

studio lolo said...

I love the outcome and the little free-falling purple heart ;)

Annie said...

I have photoshop and NEVER looked at instrucions, I taught myself a lot and it takes time, but you just play, like you did and you learn through doing.xoxo

Julie said...

I just downloaded Gimp too, a few months ago...and still haven't had time to play with it yet!!! Congrats on your color change!!!

willow said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of Gimp. Looks fun!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is always fun to get a new toy. The color in this photo is gorgeous. Have fun.

Katiejane said...

This is cool! I may try GIMP myself. I really like the way this turned out. Keep practicing.
I love your new header!

old pajamas said...

Susan,

Wonderful header...See you soon..........

soulbrush said...

i am so no good at doing that- jumping in- with computers, they terrify me. this is so good. keep on keeping on.

corabela said...

I'm in the same boat as you. I haven't really been able to figure it out, although I've tried like hell. Those tutorials are awfully confusing.