[Haifux] GIMP workshop(s): Any interest?
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 08:27:28 MSD 2008
2008/9/11 Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il>:
> 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?
I'm in. I hope that this can be organized in September while I'm still free.
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