This thread is really great... I hope everyone keeps posting tips and their creations.
In an earlier post I posted a link for GIMP, a free opensource alternative to Adobe's Photoshop.
There were a few complaints for the program, mainly the clunkey menus and difficultly to do heavily used tasks.
This has all been solved with GIMPshop. Its the same FREE opensource GIMP, but it has Photoshop menus and tasks. Basically anything you can do in Photoshop can now be done in GIMP the EXACT SAME WAY!
Any tutorial that you have for Photoshop can now be used for GIMP.
Its worth checking out http://blog.yumdap.net/archive....html
I recommend downloading it as soon as you can because I do not know if Adobe will have a problem with a program that is identical to its own.
Photoshop is well worth the money, but if you want to try some of the techniques in this thread and dont have a lot of money, give it a try.
Here is a link to see what GIMPshop looks like:
Modified by A27Racer at 2:24 PM 4/19/2005