How To Make GIMP Look and Feel Like Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the de facto standard for image editing, but it doesn’t come cheap. The basic consumer version, Photoshop Elements, costs around $100, and a subscription that runs professional Photoshop starts at $19.99 per month. Unless you really need the capabilities of real Photoshop, there is a powerful, free alternative in GIMP (The GNU Image Manipulation Program) which is available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

The first hurdle when switching from Photoshop to GIMP is the user interface. GIMP is very different from Photoshop and that can slow your workflow to a crawl. Keyboard shortcuts and menu layout changes can annoy users. If you have the time and patience, learning the GIMP interface isn’t too difficult, but for some people it just isn’t as user-friendly as Photoshop’s.

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