The free GIMP for creating digital art

GIMP works with graphics tablets and other input devices.

Dynamics of brushes
Any brush can specify the degree of jitter, the brush can respond to the pressing power, speed and change its color, size, hardness, and opacity in random order.

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Proprietary file format XCF supports all the capabilities of the graphical editor. Save a text, channels, paths, and image layers.

Comfortable work with the clipboard. The clipboard’s content can be turned either into a new image, or you can use it as a brush or a texture to fill.

Portable version
The stationary and portable version have the same features. Customize GIMP for yourself once, and enjoy it always!
GIMP can drag and drop almost everything that you want. You can even drag a color from the toolbar on the image, and the whole image or the selected part will be filled with the selected color.
GIMP is able to archive the images immediately. Just add to the file name .gz or .bz2, and the image is compressed. Next time GIMP will open the picture in its initial format.
Support for Photoshop Brushes format provides great opportunities for the designers.

Edit selection
After creating a rectangular or elliptical selection, its size and parameters can be edited. You can resize the selected area or, for example, round the edges of the selection.
Movement of the canvas. In the image, the canvas can be moved outside the window, which helps to draw the edges of the images. The image can be moved, while its center appears in a corner of the canvas. This is very helpful in drawing the edges of the picture.

Intuitive free allocation
With one tool you can create a polygon selection and a hand-made allocation. All connection points can be edited before using the selection.

It’s not a complete abolition of the previous action, it’s a partial attenuation by changing the blending mode and opacity.

Alignment tool
The layers can be aligned to certain parameters that are needed. The alignment can be guided, the active layer or the selection outline.

The foreground
A very quick and convenient tool that compares the color that is in the foreground, and then creates a selection of the foreground. At any time, you can override the foreground brush.

GIMP is translated into many languages. It will detect the language of the operating system during installation and immediately begin to communicate with you in your native language.

Processing images is a pleasure
A lot of plugins for stylization and more quality photos have ebbn created. The GIMP collected all the intuitive tools to help manage the color and the composition of photos.

Map image
The standard pack contains a plugin that can create an HTM-layout and the card images (image map).

Intellectual discoloration
While bleaching the image, you can choose the right variant of the discoloration options.
PSD file format support provides good integration with programs that don’t support the file format for GIMP.

Creates a pseudovector curve. Realized much more comfortable than in the most fee-based vector editors.
Cropping an image, you can select the rules that will crop the image well.

Easy create your own plugins
Any programmer can create an extension to one of three common programming languages, which can extend the editor. That’s why GIMP has a large number of plugins.

The actual size of the layer
When you activate one of the layers, you can see its edge, even if it’s outside the working canvas. This feature can be disabled optionally.

Customizable keyboard shortcuts
You can re-sign most of the hotkeys. When the dynamic changes enabled, hotkeys can be changed simply by pointing the cursor over a menu item and pressing the right key combination.

Article by: AuraDesigns

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