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  1. M

    Turn GIMP into "Photoshop"

    this patch']I came across this info today while poking around Linux stuff, but it applies to other OS's as well. This is new, from about a week ago. I already set this up in macOS Mojave with GIMP 2.10.14 (see screenshot). The Mac version of GIMP runs a bit behind, so not all features work...
  2. Tom dinning

    After Photoshop

    Since my downsizing I no longer have Photoshop as an editing program. Can any well advised photographer give me either a free or one-off purchase for an alternative. I’d like it to edit raw files (although I’m likely to continue using ACR since it’s free) and have some layering feature. Any...
  3. R

    Solution to Nik Software crashing Photoshop

    I am trying to keep my investment in software, going as long as possible, so it was a huge disappointment to discover that my Nik plugin for Photoshop was no longer of any use as it crashed PS whenever I would attempt to apply the Nik filters. Being Nik has been working for years in this same...
  4. S

    Post-production portfolio and marketing advice needed

    Hello, It would be great to get some tips and general opinions on a portfolio page I’ve just created (www.simk.us). I offer post-production and retouching services for advertising, fashion and editorial photography projects. I have a few questions to ask: 1. How can I improve the site? 2. How...
  5. J

    Digital montage .. nude

    Hello all, I've been having a bash at the digital montage caper over the past year or so, I'm an autodidact so it sort of comes and goes, I do a pic get so far think about it and then do another one using what I have found out making the previous one. Cheers - Jim [edit] deleted original...
  6. S

    Retouching - Wanting some feedback, Can you help?

    Hi there I have just joined OPF and really enjoyed reading some of your posts. I have just begun to take my professional retouching into the freelance realm. Any feedback/advice you can offer me will be really valued as I am really passionate about retouching and want to produce the best...
  7. S

    save for web problem

    Hi everyone, I'm a bit puzzled that I thought that, when using the "save for Web" function with "all" chosen from the drop down menu of the embedded infos when saving, I was keeping both informations from Copyright and EXIF. For usually I don't want to provide my exifs with everyone when sharing...
  8. A

    Fine Caricature

    I recently took some photographs of a friend, for the cover of a CD he has just recorded. He said he wanted something a bit off the wall so I had a play around in Photoshop. He chose this one. what do you think ?