Re: What graphics tasks do you perform?

Subject: Re: What graphics tasks do you perform?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:36:37 -0800

The only thing I use GIMP for is to (laboriously) cut desired product
photos out from their respective backgrounds. (Operating on a shoestring,
we've never contracted for a pro photo shoot using bluescreens.)

Although somewhat time consuming, I find this task easier to perform in
GIMP than to use variants of PhotoShop's masking technique (with which I've
had no success even after reviewing tutorials). To proceed, I zoom in
tightly on the photo, then use the freehand
tool to delineate background regions I want to remove.

> Chris

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Hi, all. I hope you can take a minute to help me gather info for a book
> review I'm working on.
> I'm reviewing a book about GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and I
> want to be sure that I cover the subjects of interest to tech writers. I'm
> interested in everyone's response, but especially in the responses from
> those of us who have no graphics training but have to deal with graphics as
> part of their jobs.
> I have two basic areas of inquiry:
> One: What tasks do you perform? Here are the usual tasks I perform --
> please add to the list or clarify as needed:
> --Making modifications to line drawings
> --Making modifications to photos
> --Sharpening elderly graphics
> --Resizing high-res photos for use in user docs or online help
> --Creating new graphics from scratch (very rarely)
> Two: what are your biggest areas of difficulty (and what tools do you use?)
> Thanks very, very much. I'll write a more useful review if I know what
> kinds of info you are looking for!
> --Nancy
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