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How To Gimp - Worth the Buy?

Feb 16, 2014, 17:34 (This post was last modified: Feb 16, 2014 18:51 by rich2005.)
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How To Gimp - Worth the Buy?
Just joined, will be around often! Just had a quick question to start off... I found online a site link removed and was wondering if this book was up to date enough, and was worth the purchase? I saw a lot of tutorials and great info in these forums alone, just want all the info I can find to help me get started and dump PhotoShop for good! Or, if there are other books or a specific book I should be looking at... I'll gladly take any advice!!

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Feb 16, 2014, 18:55
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Looks a bit like spam to me, but why not, only 10 dollars.

Better off starting with the Gimp documents

http://docs.gimp.org/

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Feb 19, 2014, 23:16
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I wouldnt Pay for a book. You can go to you tube and get some excellent tutorial videos
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Feb 20, 2014, 06:13 (This post was last modified: Feb 20, 2014 06:15 by iForStyle007.)
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(Feb 19, 2014 23:56)ofnuts Wrote:  The important word is "some". There aren't that many.

That's somewhat an understatement, "About 222,000 results" searching "gimp tutorials" on you tube. (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_qu...opensearch )

30 dollars is 30 dollars unless your strapped for cash somehow, its under the $50 threshold. but the $10 option is nice.

You tube gimp tutorials are ever growing with other videos site/ learning sites popping up, so really can't go wrong ^_^

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Feb 21, 2014, 03:00
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I agree that you have to sift through a lot of crap to find good ones but they are out there
some of my favorites
https://www.youtube.com/user/tutor4u

scorpians playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...A83B04B284

I started out with a gal from the Netherlands, whos name escapes me. She kept it simple enough to understand and made it easier to understand how things work in gimp
She died,and now her tutorials are really outdated and the gimp team has added many things since then. But there are good ones out there

I would rather spend a little time looking for good tutorials then spend money on a book. it kind of defeats the purpose of Gimp being completely free, IMO
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Feb 21, 2014, 03:46
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(Feb 21, 2014 03:00)Norseman Wrote:  ...
I would rather spend a little time looking for good tutorials then spend money on a book. it kind of defeats the purpose of Gimp being completely free, IMO

Plus even some tutorials that do get outdated still carry the concepts of Gimp & an idea of how a certain process is done.
So IMHO there isn't a really bad video tutorial if you see the visuals and it gives you an overall concept of what you need to do to achieve the look you're looking for.

Sometimes, I like to combine a couple tutorials if one doesn't work well text or video, two heads are better than one.

With a book its only one source unless it's written as a collaboration.

If its one thing I learned in journalism, it's to cross-reference sources whenever possible.
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