To answer your literal question, there are a few areas where GIMP can be better than Photoshop. It's not particularly common (usually, at best you can expect them to do the job equally well), but it does happen. Off the top of my head (and keeping in mind that it's been many years since I last used Photoshop), here are a few examples:
As a historical ...
Before I start, just to let you know I'm a happy and frequent user of GIMP, but I also have an Adobe CC account, and use the latest version of Photoshop, which I also enjoy using. I'm not a fanboy of anything.
GIMP is not Photoshop, and it doesn't really try to compete with Photoshop. It's not commercially developed, and so it's not a commercial competitor,...
No need for a script (yet), I found a simple way. Hope it helps someone else too.
If you want all the cutouts / slices to be of same size and cover whole image, resize or crop base image accordingly.
Create one big slice, containing the whole image.
Right click on the slice icon in the top left corner.
Choose Divide Slice and define into how many slices do ...
It won't be perfect but you could use a Polar Coordinates filter (Filter → Distort → Polar Coordinates...) set to "Polar to Rectangular" on the image:
The result will be "straight", but will be distorted so you'll at least need to adjust the height to compensate. This is after transforming the layer to 50% height:
With a further bit of correction ...
This is most probably a Gradient Map. Here's a quick how-to:
Open your source image
Set your foreground and background colours in the toolbox: the
background colour should be lighter than the forground colour
Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment
Layer > Gradient Map... or use the black/white circle icon in the
Advanced hair extraction tutorial
First off, plugins and simpler methods are available. This is if you want to get higher quality results. It is largely the same as ACEkin's answer except going into details and with visuals.
I'll be using this photo from Photo by
Ariana Prestes on Unsplash.com:
Note: I'm going to be doing the body in a separate layer so I'...
An easier way than masks: using blends.
Here's how I would go about creating the first one:
Grab yourself a picture of a cityscape. Make it greyscale if it isn't already.
Next, grab yourself a picture of a bearded hipster with glasses. Convert to black and white or greyscale and up the brightness and contrast. I've also painted some white over some parts ...
You partially answered yourself: "heavy edits offensive". Do not heavily edit anything.
In my experience shooting portraits:
95% (sort of) of clients want "Put some Photoshop on it, Ok?"
Woman are worried about weight and wrinkles.
Man are more worried about weight.
As Ryan commented, a temporary feature like blackheads, some bruises,...
#3. Get your client to see the benefits of a proper photoshoot
After years of doing your #1 i finally managed to introduce an updated design for my clients' company profile, website and corporate presentations. After seeing what things can really look like, the client finally found the time to send all 30+ employees, management included, to a studio and got ...
This isn't how graphic design works. You have a raster file, meaning the text cannot be edited very easily. It's essentially a photograph of a business card. See What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics? for more information about what this means.
In order to edit anything you either need a working file or to manually make ...
Another option is to drop the saturation to 0 using Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation....
Next fiddle with the levels until you're satisfied ( Image > Adjustments > Levels... ). Some elaboration from Joonas' comment: First move the gray arrow as far to the left as you can without washing out all the blacks (It will do most of the work). Then move the ...
It's not distracting
Personally I don't think it is distracting. And white background profile pictures are ubiquitous. Especially since companies want to keep visual similarity between their team, and many staff members won't be wearing white.
Use the corporate colour scheme
The only other approach I have used quite frequently is to use a background ...
There are at least two ways to crop your image.
(1) First select the region of the image you want to have, by using the...
Rectangle Select Tool (R) to make a rectangular selection
Ellipse Select Tool (E) to make an elliptical selection
Free Select Tool (F) to make a hand-drawn selection
Fuzzy Select Tool (U) to make a color-based contiguous selection
To crop a layer:
Double-click the "Crop Tool" in the Toolbox.
In the Crop Tool's "Tool Options" dialog, check the checkbox next to "Current Layer Only".
Note: By selecting this box, all future use of the crop tool will only apply to the current layer. You must open this dialog again and uncheck the checkbox to crop the image again.
Some softwares which I've found so far:
Unpaper [cmd-line tool, Cross-Platform]
Post-processing tool for scanned sheets of paper, especially for book pages that have been scanned from previously created photocopies. The main purpose is to make scanned book pages better readable on screen after conversion to PDF. Additionally, unpaper might be useful to ...
That’s a halftone.
Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect.
It can be achieved in Photoshop by choosing Filter → Pixelate → Color Halftone.
The example you posted looks like the halftone version of the ...
Correct skin tones, pimples, scratches, and highlight spots primarily. Beyond the a little light dodging and burning if appropriate on any particularly bad ones.
Basically, correct anything that is either a temporary mark like a pimple or stained shirt. Or anything that was caused by poor lighting and photography.
Do not remove wrinkles, dimples, lines, or ...
This is very likely a gradient map, which allows you to map different colors to the luminosity of a given picture.
There's more than one way to apply a gradient map:
Select the desired layer, then go to Image → Adjustments → Gradient maps. This is destructive.
In your layer palette, click the Fill and adjustments button and select Gradient map. This will ...
If you have access to Photoshop, try the Magic Wand tool to select the background around the writing, and fiddle with the Tolerance to get it as close to the writing as possible, then delete or fill with white.
Another method is to use Image > Adjustments >
Selective Colour - With Selective Colour you can tweak the thresholds of each colour, so in ...
I'd agree with Dominic, the route I would go with is to take a better picture. However, I understand that's not always feasible.
There's a filter in Photoshop that can help; it's appropriately called "Dust & Scratches". To apply it to an image, you can find it in Filter → Noise → Dust & Scratches....
You'll have to play with the Radius and ...
How about a light box? They are cubes made of some sort of semi-translucent fabric that diffuses the light. You can probably find something like that in your local photography equipment store. Here is one:
I made my own, though, out of cardboard and velum paper. And I used plain 100W lights instead of professional ones. Here is a ...
Since many have said most of what I was going to, there is one situation, somewhat specialized, that GIMP can handle that Photoshop could not.
I do astrophotograpy, and if I want to process the RAW images from the telescope's camera (not a SLR/DSLR attached), GIMP can process these files while Photoshop can not without a special plugin designed jointly by ...
Open your file into Photoshop, open the channels panel, you will notice that the black and white areas are presented in all RGB channels.
Go to Edit > Convent Profile.
In the convert to profile dialogue box go to the section Destination space and dropdown the list to Custom CMYK.
A warning dialogue will appear just click OK .
In the custom CMYK ...
I found a quickish method!
You had almost all of the workflow, and the 'cutout' part that you had, is what I was missing when trying at first.
Starting with this image, because I couldn't find the one you're using:
The longest part for me was masking out the background. You may also need to add a Black & White adjustment layer after step 2 if you're ...
All you need to do to preview your photos correctly on your screen is use a print profile.
I have always done this in Photoshop (and if you have Lightroom, you probably have Photoshop too).
Step 1: Choose your Paper
You need to know exactly what paper you're going to be printing on (brand, style, thickness....everything).
Here's the paper I use to print ...
This can be done. But not done very accurately. There will be some warping and distortion when you straighten it out. That said, here's what I would do.
Cut the piece into 3 separate pieces using your favorite selection method. I suggest the pen tool, but you don't really need to be that accurate.
Put each piece on it's own layer.
Then use the Puppet Warp ...
It's the Radial Gradient Tool
Double click on layer or right click and select Blending Options.
Check Gradient Overlay and change mode to Radial as shown in image.
Drag your cursor above image to change the location of your gradient and change scale slider to define spread area.
For further explanation, refer to the official tips
Hope you get the result ...