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

Yotam Medini יותם מדיני yotam.medini at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 00:38:48 MSD 2008


I am interested! 
But please, limit the demo on windoz for just one layer.
Then manipulate it within the OS the club prefers.

thanks -- yotam

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:55:54 +0200
Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:

> 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?
>    Eli
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