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Old 02-14-2006, 09:20 AM
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Danny, those of us who use PSP exclusively also feel the frustration when great tutorials are posted using only Photoshop.

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You make a good point and I can appreciate your frustration. I updated the first post in this thread to note pc only.
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:02 AM
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Thanks, Danny. Gertrudis is a cloning software, much more simplified than Painter. You'll paint an entire painting the first time you open it. Working in layers isn't offered yet, but I believe it's coming.
Steve, in another forum where I post, some folks take up the challenge of translating PhotoShop tutorials into PSP tutorials, as there are a lot of members who have both.
GHolmes, I know the feeling. The only software that is for Mac exclusively that I want is Studio Artist. A couple of my friends are doing amazing stuff with it, so I'm sitting (somewhat) patiently and waiting for the PC version.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:48 PM
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If you care to post the site I would really like to see what they have.

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Steve, in another forum where I post, some folks take up the challenge of translating PhotoShop tutorials into PSP tutorials, as there are a lot of members who have both.
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:01 PM
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If you care to post the site I would really like to see what they have.

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Catherine's one of the very talented moderators at http://www.innographx.com/forum, a great site for people who enjoy this sport.
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:33 PM
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Thanks Danny.

Wow! Even the name sounds intimidating, but I may pay it a visit.

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Catherine's one of the very talented moderators at http://www.innographx.com/forum, a great site for people who enjoy this sport.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:17 PM
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Thanks Danny.

Wow! Even the name sounds intimidating, but I may pay it a visit.

Steve
In fact you'll find many of the folks who participate there to be quite friendly and helpful, not to mention talented. Several play along here as well. By all means do not let the name hold you back!
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:01 AM
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Thanks, Danny.
Steve, the Inn is a friendly, helpful place like this one.
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You'll be surprised at how many folks you already know. I enjoy both forums and am constantly learning from both.
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:22 PM
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Appreciate the good words from both you and Danny re this site.

Is there any way to search for the Photoshop conversion thread? That is, is it a separate thread?

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Steve, the Inn is a friendly, helpful place like this one.

You'll be surprised at how many folks you already know. I enjoy both forums and am constantly learning from both.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:08 AM
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Steve -

I really like the 2 pictures that you attached. I recently bought Gertrudis and am starting to play with it. Can you mention what brush styles you used for those 2 pictures and also briefly go over your workflow?

Do you know of any good tutuorials? I haven't found many. I have been following some of the workflow ideas shown in these tutorials :

http://www.gertrudisgraphics.com/wp/

So far, I am enjoying using this tool, it is very easy to use. Hopefully, this weekend I will be able to play some more and post something up. Here are a few things I dislike about it :

1 - No way too zoom in or out at all

2 - Does a poor job along the edges of the photo, the paint just blocks up, as you can see in Steve's pictures

3 - Project files can get huge since it records each paint stroke which is used later when you want to create a hi-res image

4 - Small number of default brush styles (scratch, oil, crayon, watercolor, pastel, and a couple others)

5 - No layers

6 - No way to make the source and target windows landscape

7 - Agreed with a previous poster that the output you get oftentimes has an unfinished look (I think with practice and some minor photoshop tweaks, its still workable)

Here are some of the things I like :

1 - Easy to use (bug plus)

2 - Ability to work in low res and output high res since it records brush strokes

3 - You work very quickly with the auto-sketch mode

4 - Does a good job with brush stroke directions (you can also tell it what direction as well)

5 - Ability to mix styles as a previous poster noted

More to come...
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:44 AM
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2 - Does a poor job along the edges of the photo, the paint just blocks up, as you can see in Steve's pictures
I bought Gertrudis yesterday after playing with the demo a little. I noticed the problem at the edges of the image, too. My workaround is to increase the canvas size in PS by a half inch or so before opening the photo in Gert.

I, too, lament the lack of layers and zooming. Seems to me I read somewhere they're coming.

I've been having a heckuva good time with it so far. Would also love to stumble across some good tutes for it.

dc
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