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2.4.1 Bug Fixes

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 31, 2007

GIMP 2.4.1. has been released to fix a few bugs. Here’s the release from gimp.org:

GIMP 2.4.1 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. It fixes problems that were discovered after the 2.4.0 release. Please see the NEWS file for details.

The source code can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages are expected to become available over the next days. Please check the Downloads section.

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GIMP 2.4!

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 24, 2007

It’s here, it’s here! For those of you who waited for the stable release, it’s now available. Head on over to gimp.org and download away. They changed their website design too, so when you get there and it doesn’t look familiar, don’t panic.

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Manually Convert EPS to SVG

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 23, 2007

Update: Several readers have suggested easier and more effective methods. Check the comments section!

EPS is the vector graphic file format Adobe Illustrator saves in. Supposedly you can import these files directly to Inkscape if you have skencil and pstoedit installed, but I couldn’t make it work. So I converted it manually using the GIMP and Inkscape. Here’s how I did it.
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Great PS Tutorial Site

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 22, 2007

I just discovered psdtuts.com and will be taking a look through their archives for inspiration.

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PS Filters for GIMP

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 18, 2007

Vitor has a great little article on how to use Photoshop filters in the GIMP. I didn’t even know this was possible. Thanks Vitor!

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Inset Text

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on October 16, 2007

Veerle’s Blog is one of my favorite design blogs. She recently did a Photoshop tutorial on how to create inset text in the new Mac OS X Leopard style. This is a neat effect, and pretty simple to accomplish in The GIMP.
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We are so very close

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on September 27, 2007

GIMP 2.4 RC3 is out, and the very helpful folks at gimpusers.com have once again provided a .deb for us. Download it here. This release signals the end of the development process of v2.4, so we should be seeing an official announcement of the final release soon.

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OpenOffice.org Templates?

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on September 27, 2007

So, I really love OpenOffice.org, and version 2.3 is pretty sweet. Does anyone know of any good resources for templates? I know about the ones on kde-files.org, but there’s not a whole lot there, and I’m not finding much else. If you’ve got a good resource, please clue me in. Thanks!

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Better Beveled Text

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on August 8, 2007

In the Script-Fu menu, there is an option to add a bevel, but I’ve found it to be lacking, so I found a better way to create a bevel which I’m sharing with you here.
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GIMP User Manual 0.13 Released

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on August 3, 2007

From the announcement:

After four months of hard work we are proud to announce a new release of the user manual for GIMP 2.2.

  • new content, spelling and grammar fixes for German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Dutch
  • support for creating ODF files (you need to have docbook2odf installed.)
  • lots of bug fixes
  • new tutorials from gimp.org
  • Quickreference sheet export to SVG
  • and more technically: a new build system.

The source files of gimp-help-2-0.13 can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Users should wait until this release has been packaged in a pre-compiled form that is easier to install. Find more information about our goals and how you can help at http://docs.gimp.org.

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