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Any Gimp experts here?

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:29 AM
Since I can't afford Photoshop, I am trying to learn some Gimp and was wondering if anyone has any title of a good book to learn how to use it.

I have been messing around tonight and did this. Problem is, I don't know how to do anything else and know that it is almost as powerful as Photoshop. It would be a lot more enjoyable if I knew what the hell I was doing.


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[edit on 1/20/2010 by tribewilder]

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:20 AM
LOL I can see my avatar in there. Thanks for including my avatar. I drew that with my graphics tablet in GIMP.

I wonder if you have started reading those tutorials in this ? That's how I got started. There are plenty of good tutorials out there on the internet.

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:01 PM
That's just too spooky Tribe...I was looking at Gimp just days ago too, cos I can't afford photoshop either!

Anyway....the tutorials are very welcome, and when I get this round of projects under my belt, I will definitely be trying them out.

Thank you!

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:05 PM
Youtube video's are pretty good! I learnt a little from those and there seemed to be plenty last time I looked

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:00 PM
Lol I was totally thinking of a different kind of Gimp lol.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by tribewilder

Woop mines in there too!

BTW i was soooooooooo expecting this to be an inappropriate thread going from the title.


Hope these may help

Gimp Tutorials

Gimp - Simple Animations

Gimp - Using the Image Editor

Gimp - Tutorials

Youtube - How to use GIMP

posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:16 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

Thanks a lot for the links, they are coming in handy.

But I gots so much to learn..:shk:

posted on Mar, 9 2010 @ 08:24 PM
Just found this thread - awesome!

I was just playing around with this today.

What I would like to do is take my avatar and background and put them together as a single background piece ... I haven't had any luck though. Complicated.

Maybe these links will help?

p.s. see my avatar in your first post, very cool mix you made.

[edit on 9-3-2010 by LadySkadi]

posted on Mar, 9 2010 @ 10:04 PM
Figured out how to make backgrounds.
Feeling like a champ.

posted on Mar, 9 2010 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by LadySkadi

Careful Lady, it's very addictive...

posted on Mar, 9 2010 @ 10:12 PM
Yes, especially for my compulsion for wanting things to be perfect, issue.

Ah well, entertainment for rainy days.

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