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> I'm struggling to use GIMP right now, it's a complete shitshow (in my humble opinion) compared to Photoshop.
No surprise, tons of people feel that way about GIMP, especially on the first go. I had less issues with it, but I also was using GIMP around the time when I was only familiar with the most rudimentary features of Photoshop, so I had a lot less to unlearn and learn. GIMP's interface is pretty clunky, though I'd say it's less so than Inkscape, which is a program I actually grew to love with time.
Currently I mostly use MyPaint and Inkscape when doing artwork. I have Krita, but I haven't jumped in to it yet. I really love MyPaint's infinite canvas, even if I rarely do pictures large enough to make use of it. It's nice to be able to freely add on to a doodle without having to resize the image. I still use GIMP occasionally, but the last few things I made in it were very simple edits like pic related.
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I figured out the ellipses selector right after I posted the thread, but thanks for the help anyway.
Photoshop seems logically laid out to me, but I guess it's really different strokes for different folks. I taught myself how to use Photoshop way back when and GIMP just feels like a jerry-rigged pile of nonsense & scripts made by some people who don't actually understand anything about image manipulation. I know this is a meme, but "artists" on "Apple computers" like to use the Adobe collection, and for the most part, that's who they've developed for. Everything is simply laid out. When I tried to take my understanding of how an image editor should work and applied it to GIMP, tons of things were missing. How do I make a circle? Oh, you mean I have to go through a selector instead of just making one? Krita feels much more intelligently laid out than GIMP, and that isn't even for manipulation! Oh, well. I get what you say, that yeah, obviously I'm used to Photoshop, and that you, who doesn't deal with this kind of software, sees the two as the same - BUT! Photoshop is the """industry standard""", and I ought to expect other programs to use a similar design language if they're dealing in the same category; and if they want to go in a different direction that's fine, but GIMP managed to get even worse, less efficient. It's an atrocity. I speak English, and really, I ought to be able to speak it anywhere. That or French or Mandarin or Spanish... but not The GIMP!