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Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:06 am

Is there a free version of Photoshop or something similar? My son has been looking and can only find a paid version. He only needs it for a few photos.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by K1100T » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:19 am

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:22 am

I know someone who uses this: https://www.gimp.org/

I appreciate that the url looks like I'm taking the p1ss but honestly I'm not.
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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by K1100T » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:24 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:22 am
I know someone who uses this: https://www.gimp.org/
Glimpse is a fork of GIMP, partly to get rid of the, "problematic", acronym, but also to fix a load of the exiting UX issues.
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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by quimarche » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 am

A couple of free online tools here: https://pixlr.com/.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by GregMay » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:54 am

GIMP wors well, learning curve is a bit steep. But so are most photo editing software packages.

You've never said what it is he needs to do - depending on this, it may not even need something so complex.
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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by gairym » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 am

If you're not bothered about it being the latest version then Photoshop CS2 is available free with the unlock code via various places on t'interweb.

I've been using it since it was current and feel no need to pay for the newer versions.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Gari » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:12 am

Take a look at darktable, basically an open source version of Lightroom, the UI is almost identical.
If he’s using a tablet there actually is a free PS, photoshop express.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am

Cheers all, I'll pass those suggestions over.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:58 pm

GregMay wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:54 am
GIMP wors well, learning curve is a bit steep. But so are most photo editing software packages.

You've never said what it is he needs to do - depending on this, it may not even need something so complex.
Sorry Greg I didn't read all of your post.
He's meant to be on a school trip to Italy at the moment and as that's not happening we thought we'd give him a bit of fun homework of photoshoping himself Infront of the Colosseum, etc.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Gari » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:10 pm

Ideally you’ll need something that works with layers. Some of the open source design software might work too, just import both pictures and cut around the one of your son etc, if your not doing a lot of work on the actual pictures that could be an option.
Something like Inkspace might work. It’s a vector based program for design based stuff, but I image would work. Good community based support too.
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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:16 pm

Depending on his needs, Snapseed and Enlight on my iPhone work well. Basic but fine for minor tweaks etc

Edit - just read what you need, the above probably won’t help

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:21 pm

It doesn't have to be the best, it's more tongue in cheek so we can email his teacher with random photos of him in Italy.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by In Reverse » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:58 pm

Microsoft Paint will cover that little task Taylor (Freeform selection and Transparent selection ticked to cut himself out of a pic then just drag it onto the Colloseum)

Paint. :cool:

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by In Reverse » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:19 pm

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"Boners in front of famous landmarks" is a decent idea for a thread in these troubled times.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by Taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm

That's the kind of crap Photoshop picture I want him to do but with a better looking subject.

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Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

Post by In Reverse » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:16 pm

Taylor wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm
a better looking subject.
Yeah I had a look through my "Photos of Boners" folder and it was pretty thin gruel tbh.

You and I excluded of course.

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