Thank you for all your replies. I'll try combining different software to
reach the scope. Editing in Gimp, vector on inkscape, pubblications and
text on scribus. I'll also take a look at Draw.


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>    1.  Gimp 2.8 and Windows 8 (zenashaker)
>    2. Re:  exporting to psd format issue (Guiu Rocafort)
>    3.  Gimp 2.8 and Windows 8 (devvv)
>    4.  Text border (Fabio Colella)
>    5. Re:  Text border (Alexandre Prokoudine)
>    6. Re:  Text border (Owen)
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> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:01:27 +0100
> From: zenashaker <for...@gimpusers.com>
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> Subject: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.8 and Windows 8
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> Ok I just got this computer with windows 8!
> I've downloaded GIMP 3 times (2 different sources) and each time I click
> open
> (there is no run option) my mouse turns into the little loading symbol and
> then
> nothing happens. It shows up in task manager as running, but nothing comes
> up at
> all. Even when I end task and try to delete the file it doesn't work.
> Help I really need to use GIMP :(
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> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:45:13 +0100
> From: Guiu Rocafort <neandertalspeo...@gmail.com>
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] exporting to psd format issue
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> I have took a look at the photoshop blend modes and there are a "color
> burn" and a "linear burn" blend mode. I'm not sure if one of these are
> equivalent.
>
> The "grain-extract" and the "grain-merge" doesn't seem to have any
> equivalent in photoshop.
>
>
> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-77eba.html#WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-77e9a
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> If one of the burn blend modes is equivalent to the one in gimp it
> should be easy to add support in the psd-export plugin.
> The grain-extract and grain-merge would require more work i guess..
>
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Simon Budig <si...@budig.de> wrote:
> >
> > samlive (for...@gimpusers.com) wrote:
> > > The problem is the costumer want the project in psd format to edit it
> with
> > > photoshop so I tried an example to chick if it will export it or not.
> > > I designed an example and export it to psd, And I've got error message
> that
> > > Blendmodes can't be exported and here is the picture of the error
> message
> > > http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/7743/gimp28issue.jpg
> > > I've opened the image in photoshop and and I found all layers reset on
> Normal
> > > Mode.
> > > So is there any solution for my problem?
> >
> > Well - apart from the obvious answers (get your customers to use gimp,
> > ask adobe to support the XCF file format) it probably needs changes to
> > the gimp code.
> >
> > Does photoshop actually support the "burn"/"grain-extract"/"grain-merge"
> > layer modes? I have no idea, but if it does the PSD plugin needs to be
> > changed to support these.
> >
> > Bye,
> >         Simon
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> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:32:23 +0100
> From: devvv <for...@gimpusers.com>
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> Cc: t...@gimpusers.com
> Subject: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.8 and Windows 8
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> >Ok I just got this computer with windows 8!
> >I've downloaded GIMP 3 times (2 different sources) and each time I
> >click open (there is no run option) my mouse turns into the little
> >loading symbol and then nothing happens. It shows up in task manager
> >as running, but nothing comes up at all. Even when I end task and try
> >to delete the file it doesn't work.
> >Help I really need to use GIMP :(
>
> I just tried it on Windows 8 and it works very fine for me. When you're
> launching it for the first time it takes pretty long to start up. Did you
> just
> give it some time before killing the task? Try to delete the user folder
> ".gimp-2.8" of GIMP (found in c:\Users\<yourusername>\.gimp-2.8 and launch
> it
> again.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:05:43 +0100
> From: Fabio Colella <fabiocolella1...@gmail.com>
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: [Gimp-user] Text border
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> Hello, I create adverts with Gimp for my magazine www.sardegnaannunci.com.
> A feature that I need would be to create border around text.
> I reach this target with multiple shade effects or selecing the text using
> selection by color, then selection->border and the filling it with color on
> a second level under the text (if I do this in the same level I loose
> antialias on the text). The problem is that when I want to change the text
> I have to delete the levels for this, edit the text and then create the
> effect again. Isn't possible to add a feature or a plugin with wich I can
> edit the text and the effect together? Or better, a real editor with border
> an shadow effects?
> Like the one there's on Libre Office.
>
> --
> Cordiali saluti,
> Fabio Colella
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> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:46:06 +0400
> From: Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoud...@gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Text border
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> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Fabio Colella
> <fabiocolella1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello, I create adverts with Gimp for my magazine
> www.sardegnaannunci.com .
> > A feature that I need would be to create border around text.
> > I reach this target with multiple shade effects or selecing the text
> using
> > selection by color, then selection->border and the filling it with color
> on
> > a second level under the text (if I do this in the same level I loose
> > antialias on the text). The problem is that when I want to change the
> text I
> > have to delete the levels for this, edit the text and then create the
> effect
> > again. Isn't possible to add a feature or a plugin with wich I can edit
> the
> > text and the effect together? Or better, a real editor with border an
> shadow
> > effects?
>
> It's in the plans, but don't expect it any time soon.
>
> In the mean time I suggest you try Inkscape or Scribus and play with
> stroke color and width.
>
> Alexandre Prokoudine
> http://libregraphicsworld.org
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:04:52 +1100
> From: "Owen" <rc...@pcug.org.au>
> To: "Fabio Colella" <fabiocolella1...@gmail.com>
> Cc: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Text border
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>
> > Hello, I create adverts with Gimp for my magazine
> > www.sardegnaannunci.com .
> > A feature that I need would be to create border around text.
> > I reach this target with multiple shade effects or selecing the text
> > using
> > selection by color, then selection->border and the filling it with
>
>
>
> It might be better to do this by selecting the text layer and then in
> the layers dialog, Alpha to selection
>
>
>
> > color on
> > a second level under the text (if I do this in the same level I loose
> > antialias on the text). The problem is that when I want to change the
> > text
>
>
> You might be better off duplicating the text layer (maybe several
> times) and adjusting the text to a selection of sizes for each layer.
> Switch the visibility of the layers on and off as you try things out.
>
>
>
>
> > I have to delete the levels for this, edit the text and then create
> > the
> > effect again. Isn't possible to add a feature or a plugin with wich I
> > can
> > edit the text and the effect together? Or better, a real editor with
> > border
> > an shadow effects?
> > Like the one there's on Libre Office.
> >
>
>
> --
> Owen
>
>
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> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:23:25 +0100
> From: Ofnuts <ofn...@laposte.net>
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Text border
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> On 11/26/2012 02:05 PM, Fabio Colella wrote:
> > Hello, I create adverts with Gimp for my magazine
> > www.sardegnaannunci.com <http://www.sardegnaannunci.com> .
> > A feature that I need would be to create border around text.
> > I reach this target with multiple shade effects or selecing the text
> > using selection by color, then selection->border and the filling it
> > with color on a second level under the text (if I do this in the same
> > level I loose antialias on the text).
>
> Better method for a very clean result: create a "Path" for the text
> (right click on text layer, + "Text to path"), then "Edit/Stroke path"
> with a sufficiently wide line.
>
> > The problem is that when I want to change the text I have to delete
> > the levels for this, edit the text and then create the effect again.
> > Isn't possible to add a feature or a plugin with wich I can edit the
> > text and the effect together? Or better, a real editor with border an
> > shadow effects?
> > Like the one there's on Libre Office.
>
> Not right now, but there is an underlying structure change in Gimp that
> will make this built-in in the future (it's easy to do in LO because the
> set of possible transforms is limited).
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