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Has anyone used the GIMP for making icons? I'm trying a free… - Happy's Obsession
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Has anyone used the GIMP for making icons?

I'm trying a free program, as I'm not working for a while.

I'd like to know who I can call on for advice...
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mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: July 27th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
icon_tutorial has some tutorials for GIMP in memories & I think there is a GIMP community on LJ.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: July 27th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I was trying to figure out which graphics program to get to make icons, but since they were all a bit spendy, I thought I'd try the free program first. Plus, if I get really into it, and find I can't do what I want, then I'll get the $$ ones.
mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: July 27th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bought PSP8 becauseI knew I really just wanted it to make icons & there was a sale going on. I think after all was said and done I paid $39 or $49., but that was by buying it on sale with a few rebates and coupons. JASC used to offer free 30 day trials of PSP, not sure if they still do.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: July 28th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
They still offer free trials (not sure how long), but I want to wait to try it until I know I'll have the time to play with it. If everything goes well with my recovery, I might get it during my second week of recovery, and play with it then. If I'm not up to it, then I'll wait a bit.

I'm all for free trials! It's gotten me to purchase many things... and helped keep me from making bad $$ mistakes, too.
otakuraven From: otakuraven Date: July 27th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever tried photoimpact? You can download a free trial from download.com. I ended up buying it (only 20 bucks) and use it allllll the time. I've made icons and my current mood theme with it.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: July 28th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll definitely give it a try, too, before I shell out hard-earned $$ for anything.

Thanks for the advice!
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