Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks or gimp?
solaris knight at 11:10AM, June 26, 2008
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i'm about to start a comic here on drunkduck, but the only program i have that i can use is the ordinary paint thats part of the computer…
so, which would be a better option for a novice like me?
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Raccoo at 11:22AM, June 26, 2008
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If you have room, get both and play around on them. is simpler for those used to Paint. GIMP is a little more complex.
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Jules at 6:43PM, June 26, 2008
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I'd have to agree with what Raccoo said, is a lot easier to use but GIMP is good as well…though, I tend to use the effects from a lot more than the GIMP effects.

that's just me though.
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mattwandcow at 11:01AM, July 5, 2008
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I use the Gimp for the majority of my comiking. I scan Imgs into it, ink'em there and do a bunch of stuff with them. I'm completly devoted to the Gimp

But I have paint.Net on my compy. Why? because I think It does a few things better. The Gimp is great for high level comics, with lots of detail, High layers and text and stuff.

But Paint(and .Net) is good for smallewr stuff, like bitmaps. Come June/July in 09, my Stick figure comic is coming. I did all of it in except for text. I liked the font options I had in the Gimp better…

Paint.Net had some sweet gradient control, though… and the whole right click for a different color is great.

Anyway, your probably board of me just rambling. My advice? Download both, try'em out, uninstall your least favorite.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 1:47PM, July 5, 2008
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I use Paint.NET to draw parts of my comic… I don't use GIMP at all because it requires just too much work… GIMP is good for most things, but it doesn't really excel at anything. Paint.NET is simple and easy to use. It excels at some things but sucks at others.

I recommend Paint.NET.
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roma at 10:53AM, July 8, 2008
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I recommend downloading a trying both. See which one you like better. Also, try going through one or two tutorials for both.

Personally I like the gimp for its Tablet support and large community (tons of free stuff, brushes, patterns, etc)

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Evil_Snuffkin at 5:17PM, July 8, 2008
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I tried GIMP and hated it. I never ever want to use it again. There's a good list of graphics programs here if you're willing to experiment a little.
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gigatwo at 11:23PM, July 30, 2008
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Paint.NET has a nice interface, but I always found the gimp to be much more feature rich and suitable for my needs.
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Lycan90 at 9:26AM, July 31, 2008
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Gimp 4 life!!!

Nah, just kidding…..
It's really good to try out and see. First time when I tried to color with gimp I hated it….Because I wasn't good colorist.

Anyway I really suggest that you try out different tools to learn more.
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