Gimp How To's

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The GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is a free, open source raster art program that is very similar to Photoshop® and is available for Linux, Mac and Windows.  The GIMP behaves pretty much the same as Photoshop®, although some of the controls are slightly different and none of the keyboard short-cuts are the same.  I think that all of the main controls for fill, blur, brush, etc. are indentical, although I don't like the way GIMP makes gradients (It's very confusing, not intuitive, and that's after I've been using GIMP for 2 years!).  The GIMP is the art program I've used the most, and knowing it actually made it easier for me to learn Photoshop®.  If you're interested in graphics, I suggest that you check out GIMP.   I'll have the main website for it so you can downlouad it, and eventually have some links to tutorials that helped me learn GIMP, as well as some "how to's" I've made.

GIMP home page. (Has useful info about the program.)

http://www.gimp.org/

This looks like the best place to download GIMP for Mac.

http://darwingimp.sourceforge.net/download.html

This is where you download the Windows version.

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html