One of the tools that I absolutely love is the
"dynamic" shortcut tool. If you set this in the
preferences, then go to one menu highlight a tool then
just press a letter, this letter will become the new
shortcut of the tool and it's sweet :) (I should say
that it took a while to discover this nice thing).

And I haven't really used photoshop since 5.5 and the
other day I see this guy makes a selection and then
the selection gets some handles on it...he just drags
the handles and makes it how big he wants it to
be....that was really amazing to see, had never seen
it if gimp were to implement this I would
love it.

--- "miriam clinton (iriXx)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> ok... i have to retract a lot of what i said -
> theres stackable and 
> snapped menus - although it'd be preferable if they
> were a little 
> smaller (for those of us using 1024x768 - theres not
> a lot of room to 
> drag and drop other menus underneath (although most
> features are covered 
> by tabs). The problem is that both appear on the
> left hand side, and 
> they are very large - it'd be nice to have a feature
> to minimise the tab 
> to just its menu-top. I use this a lot when adding
> new menus. I like 
> that feature very much - that you can add /any/ menu
> = in that sense 
> it's better than Photoshop!
> The Rect Select Options though is a feature that few
> designers need in a 
> menu - it would be better to use a custom Color
> swatch tool - which is 
> invaluable.
> The Colormap utterly baffles me.
> But in general, this version is /much/ much more
> intuitive.
> Erm.... how do you add a layer mask? I usually add a
> layer mask simply 
> by selecting Layer mask while i'm working with a
> layer - no need to 
> select it with the Move tool or the Selector tool.
> This one baffles me - 
> and will annoy designers.
> I'm glad to see a menu across the top of the image
> as well - this was a 
> big problem for designers before. I actually prefer
> one element of the 
> GIMP to Photoshop: that there is no background to
> the GUI - this gets in 
> the way of designing and i often minimise Photoshop
> to avoid it 
> (although if you have a nice desktop image it can be
> distracting - I 
> often set it to a plain color when working in any
> case.
> I'm actually (sadly) testing the ;atest Winblows
> version (Win ME) - at 
> the moment there's not enough room on my laptop to
> run both GNU/Linux 
> and winblows - and I have to use Flash and Fireworks
> for my work. But 
> perhaps thats a good thing - there are a few bugs. I
> had a crash on my 
> first go... it had to do with TTF fonts, but I wasnt
> using the Font 
> tool, and all my fonts are ttf except those
> installed by Adobe 
> Illustrator - so it should have read them in
> correctly. The message was 
> **WARNING (recursed)**. Couldn't load font "MS Sans
> Serif 8" falling 
> back to "Sans 8" aborting... - yet i was trying to
> move a layer down. 
> Can you move a layer underneath the background? This
> is what caused it....
> Perhaps a font selection tool might be helpful -
> although in GNU/Linux 
> Mandrake you can do this through the Drake wizard -
> but that usually 
> crashes too ;P.
> Perhaps this occured because Ghostscript isnt ported
> to Winblows? I have 
> to use Illustrator at present - and I'll have to in
> the future, to be 
> compatible with other designers and for export to
> print. I also have to 
> be /very/ careful with my fonts - if one corrupts
> then my other work is 
> destroyed (although I back up my collection of
> around 1000+ fonts).
> Speaking of which - there's no option for CMYK color
> when starting a new 
> file, although you can up the resolution to print
> levels (300dpi - 
> 600dpi). CMYK is the only format used for print -
> which would be the 
> only case where you'd need 300dpi - so I don't
> understand why this 
> option is there, without CMYK color.
> Default opening tool should be set to the
> 'move/select' tool - opening 
> with the selector tool can often cause dangerous
> mistakes, moving 
> sections when you dont want to!
> One feature I'd love to see is drag and drop from
> one image to another. 
> I use this frequently, rather than cutting and
> pasting layers. I also 
> couldnt layer two images together and then add a
> layer on top, which I 
> paint white and then move underneath so I can see
> what the layer effects 
> are doing. Yes, there's been layer effects since
> 1.2, and those are 
> lovely. They form a major part of my work.
> This is just a first impression - unfortunately with
> the crashes I 
> couldnt get any further with what I wanted to do...
> but I'll keep trying.
> Best,
> Miriam.
> -- 
> 99% of aliens prefer Earth
> --Eminem
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