Dear friends:

NOTE: I just successfully installed the source tarball version of Gimp 2.0.1 
so the question below applies to either Gimp 1.2 or Gimp 2.0. I now have the 
option of using either one for the Fire image.

Thank you so much.


The Photoshop Techniques web site features the following spectacular FIRE
image created by Greg Vander Houwen:

Please note the Photoshop and especially the MOV tutorial available on the
page plus the detailed step-by-step instructions on this page (scroll down).

The big question: Can this image be created in Gimp 1.2? I use Xandros 2.0,
which has not yet upgraded to Gimp 2.0. So, to create this image I would have
to use Gimp 1.2. From what I can see, the Gimp seems to offer just about
everything that the Photoshop instructions require, but I am not sure,
especially the Liquify filter. I am still a newbie in Photoshop/Gimp but I
would very much like to create this image in Gimp instead of Photoshop.

What do the Gimp experts say? Can it be done? Will the result be pretty much
identical (or even better)?

Finally, I have been told by the Photoshop Techniques forum that the author,
Greg, has permitted everyone copyright permission to use his tutorial to
create this image (or any variants of it), and that any images thus created
may also be used free of charge either for commercial or non-commercial
purposes provided the user has recreated the image himself/herself.

All my thanks in advance.


Benjamin Sher

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