[Haifux] GIMP workshop(s): Any interest?

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Fri Sep 12 00:55:54 MSD 2008

Hello all,

I'm sure that most of you are aware of the existence of GIMP (The GNU 
Image Manipulation Program) which is the free software's answer to 
Photoshop (and for once, not an attempt to clone it).

I have to admit, that for a long time I had difficulties getting 
something useful done with this piece of software. But since I've used 
it quite a lot recently, I'm starting to feel at home using GIMP. And 
only now it's getting really convenient to use. For me, that is.

It's all down to what happens when you paste something (you get a new 
layer! Help! Help!) or how to draw a simple rectangle. Or get some text 
written down. All those simple things, which are done so differently in 
GIMP (for good reasons, once you understand them).

So I wondered: Is there any significant interest (emphasize on 
significant) in a series of GIMP workshops, in which yours truly goes 
through the basics, which we all need to get something useful done? No 
slides, just an agenda of things to be clarified and demonstrated. And 
some of you in the audience with laptops trying things out (read: going 
through your mail ;).

The intention is to leave the complicated effects out, and focus on how 
to import 20 images in a second, paint the whole screen with one color 
in much less, and a lot of playing with layers. Etcetera.

And for a change, no Linux knowledge is necessary. As a matter of fact, 
I would demonstrate the whole thing on GIMP under Windows XP (just to 
prove that point).

So what do you say?


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