Translating From Photoshop to Gimp

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Instructions for using Gimp to make it work like Photo Shop.  Also included is a Free Image Plugin to add images and videos by just one Keyword.  Translating instructions from photoshop is a puzzle, but this has to be the answer.

Translating from Photoshop TO Gimp!

Have you ever come across the perfect tutorial for what you’re trying to do in Gimp , only to find that the tutorial was written for Photoshop instead?  In case you are interested, here is a basic Gimp instruction video.
Down below we discuss and offer a solution to making How to instructions from Photo Shop relate to the same instructions in Gimp.

It can be a really frustrating experience.  Here is an excerpt for an article at

We here at Gimpshop feel that your image editing software shouldn’t slow you down; it should be as easy to use as possible so you can spend more time doing what you set out to do.

To that end, here is a

Gimpshop to Photoshop Dictionary of sorts

that should help you translate the commands so you can stop worrying about software and get back to creating.

Photoshop – Gimpshop

The first thing that you should do when you start Gimpshop is

Navigate to Windows>Single Window Mode.

This simple change will make a world of difference in the Gimpshop user interface, more closely approximating the look and feel of Adobe Photoshop.

Tool (photoshop name) Then Gimp How to Activate to use

Blur (R) – Blur/Sharpen (Shift+U)
Note: Ctrl toggles between Blur and Sharpen modes
Brush (B) – Paintbush (P)
Clone Stamp (S) – Clone (C)

Note: Photoshop uses Alt to select the source area, while Gimpshop uses Ctrl.

Crop (C) – Crop (Shift+C)
Dodge (O) – Dodge/Burn (Shift+D)
Note: Ctrl toggles between Dodge and Burn modes
Eraser (E) – Eraser (Shift+E)
Eyedropper (I) – Color Picker (O)
Gradient (G) – Blend (L
Hand (Spacebar) – Move (M)

Healing Brush (J) – Heal (H)

Note: Photoshop uses Alt to select the source area, while Gimpshop uses Ctrl.

History Brush (H) – No Real Equivalent, Try Clone (C)
Horizontal Type (T) – Text (T)
Magic Wand (W) – Fuzzy Select (U)
Move (V) – Move (M)
Path Selection (A)/Pen (P) – Path (B)
Lasso Tool (L) – Free Select (F)
Rectangle (U) – Rectangle Select (R) + Bucket Fill (Shift+B)
Rectangular Marquee (M) – Rectangle Selection (R)
Slice (K) – Filters>Web>Slice
Zoom (Z) – Zoom (Z)

We’re adding more and more tutorials every day, but we can’t get to everything. Hopefully this Photoshop to Gimpshop dictionary will get you where you need to go.

Read the rest of the tutorial at Gimp Shop.

Here is the link.  There are videos and written tutorials here that will walk you through

using Gimp.   Have Fun!


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