Wordless Wednesday

As the name implies on Wednesdays, during NaBloPoMo, my posts will be graphic in nature. At my former place of employment, I did a fair amount of graphic editing with Photoshop. If I had $1,500 I didn’t know what to do with, I would still use it. Since I do not, I have happily switched to GIMP for Linux and Windows. The above graphic features letter tiles created with GIMP after viewing a PhotoShop tutorial. I didn’t translate into GIMP this time, I searched for GIMP tutorials. The site that linked this tutorial featured all the tutorials I just viewed for Photoshop and I’m not sure what to think about. I’ll link to the actual GIMP tutorial, not the repository, yet. The tutorial was nice and simple, easy to follow. Even someone without previous graphic experience could follow it. I am also investigating Inkscape to replace Illustrator.

The wonders of GIMP

GIMP is a GNU image manipulation program, does that explain enough? Probably not, it is a graphic editing/creating program that is available free for Windows, Linux and Mac. Last night while surfing for holiday WordPress themes, I went to wiki to find out a list of all the holidays in the US and happened upon a site for free and paid PhotoShop tutorials. So I followed one of the tutorials using GIMP and created the above graphic. Since I didn’t find as many themes as I had hoped, one for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Winter, and St. Patrick’s Day, I decided that I would create a few graphics to substitute in current themes. Unfortunately, when I created the above image, I did so in a rather small resolution in case I didn’t like the result, so I can’t enlarge it. So now I need to redo it all, grr, in a larger size.