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GIMP vs Photoshop: Blend If + Color to Alpha Compared (2020)

In this tutorial, I compare the Blend If layer option in Photoshop CC 2020 with the Color to Alpha Filter found in GIMP 2.10.18. These programs each have great tools for creating effects such as blending textures from a layer onto another layer (i.e. making a graphic or text appear as if it is painted on a wall). The difference being that GIMP is a totally free Photo Editor, while Photoshop costs a subscription fee. I show you how to work the tools in both programs, providing a direct comparison.

Downloads:

Download the latest version of GIMP 2.10:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Download the Photos Used in This Tutorial:
https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-concrete-flora-growth-137033/
https://pixabay.com/illustrations/colour-wheel-spectrum-rainbow-1740381/

Useful Links:

Visit our website for more text and video tutorials:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/tutorials/

Enroll in Our GIMP Photo Editing Masterclass:
https://www.udemy.com/course/gimp-photo-editing/?referralCode=418C294E695EA3962465

Get My New E-book – The GIMP Book of Layers:
https://daviesmediadesign.com/gimp-book-of-layers/

Want to make your GIMP theme look like mine? Check out this GIMP tutorial article:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/customize-gimp-2-10-user-interface/

See how you can help out the GIMP Team:
https://www.gimp.org/develop/

 

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