Hi there guys,
Any time I design something with arcs, rounded corners or sweeps, I make a mess of it in GIMP. It's choppy and stepped and pretty much unusable. If I add an effect to a rounded edge, the result is horrific. For instance, with a bevel effect, it becomes incredibly jagged, with huge steps where the smooth rounded edge should be.
Right now, what I do is make the image I need, then ship it to my wife, who works on PSP. She remakes any round spots clear as a bell, applies the needed bevel or emboss effect, then ships it back to me.
I know I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what it is? Is there some kind of smoothing or AA effect that I should be applying during the creation?