is often considered to be the best desktop raster graphics imaging editor software on the market, with zillions of features, not to mention a massive array of filters available online and from retail outlets. Many graphics artists come to rely heavily on a set of Photoshop Plugins to do the work they do, and may recommend these plugins to other artists.The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
is a free, open-source raster graphics imaging editor that is quickly becoming a strong challenger to Photoshop. GIMP may not yet be able to replace Photoshop for everything Photoshop can still do. But we can take one thing off the list (well, sort of). GIMP can, in fact, use Photoshop Plugins with relatively little effort, with the use of the GIMP PSPI plugin from Tor Lillqvist
Because Windows and Linux have different issues getting PS plugins to work in GIMP, I have tried to expand the areas where the OS makes a difference. Otherwise, the processes described herein are really much the same, no matter which OS you use. However since I do not own an OSX computer I cannot vouch for this process on that operating system.