My interest in GIMP pretty much begins and ends with photography, but I found the rest of The Artist’s Guide to be quite intriguing. The chapters on web design, advertising and special effects, and type effects, all have some great examples of what a person can do with the program in those areas. The final chapter, “Creative Inspiration,” presents some highly advanced techniques for pictures. These are basically exercises designed to help us get more familiar with the program, and add a nice hands-on element. My first project from this chapter will be the “Star Field,” but I am not quite there yet.
GIMP may not be as intuitive as Photoshop, but it is not ridiculously difficult to use either. I found a lot of good information in The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, and recommend it for those who have a basic working knowledge of the program.