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Horrible GIMP bug

Postby goldenboy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:17 pm

I really don't know in which subforum to post this, so I put it here.

Just so you know, GIMP's overlay mode is completely broken. It is identical to "Soft Light". They're not fixing this because everyone got used to it.

Here is how to emulate Photoshop's Overlay mode in GIMP:

Use "Hard Light" but with the layers reversed.

This is important in the context of creating normal maps and a number of other things.

GIMP bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162395

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Here I used 3 layers, with the GIMP normal map plugin. Corrected overlay (inverse hard light) clearly produces the smoothest result. Quite a difference from the first version, huh. :?
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Re: Horrible GIMP bug

Postby jitspoe » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:02 pm

I might be transitioning from Gimp to Krita, anyway...
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Re: Horrible GIMP bug

Postby xaGe » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:49 pm

I use both, but do love Krita more and more. There is no way I've heard to generate a normal map with Krita alone. You'll still be using Gimp if you need normal map generation from textures.

jitspoe wrote:I might be transitioning from Gimp to Krita, anyway...
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Re: Horrible GIMP bug

Postby goldenboy » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:08 pm

Krita is nice for concept art (as is Mypaint.) For textures, there isn't a way around GIMP I guess. Unless you have Photoshop (I don't.)
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