Re: Divide and rule
Non-destructive editing layers?
You've never actually tried it have you?
Several years back I had a friend start some work on a photo for me using Photoshop. I took the files she created home with me that night, used what I'd seen her do, and finished the project. Took it round to her the next day and she was amazed at what I'd done with GIMP. I even taught her a few tricks her beloved photoshop could almost do.
A couple of years back I tried to do something really stupidly simple in Photoshop Excrements. Gave up after 4 or 5 hours butting my head against the ridiculously idiotic interface and severe limitations of that bit of crapware. Put my Gimp Suite on and hey presto, 20 minutes later had a finished image ready for publishing.