I finally just decided to try and attempt to learn GIMP myself.
I have had several situations come up in the last few weeks in which I needed some advanced editing tools.
I finally made the decision to try and use GIMP.
You can get tutorials right on the GIMP website at:
Also as already suggested youtube.
You can also just to a search.
I was abble to locate an online book that is free. Here is the web address:
Even with all this I also found GIMP totally overwhelming.
There is something else I located that I have decided to use. It seems it may be the answer I was looking for to learn GIMP.
Someone has website with an online book toturials. This website is for people who are just begining GIMP.
The cost was only $12.00 US dollars. I decided to get the subcription to the website. I downloaded the book and have just viewed one or two of the tutorials.
I have not even read twenly pages of the book yet. What I have found from just reading the few pages I have and the few tutorials I have viewed is that book and tutorials are layed out so well that they are very easy to understand.
Here is the web address:
Just as aleady mentioned. The other software you can consider are Photoshop, Photoshop elements. Photoshop also has a big learning curve and elements will also take a while to learn.
Just so you have this other information Serif is another software. This is another software I may be considering.
The learning curve with Serif is much simpler and you can call the tech support they have at no additional charge. They also have a free version you can start with.
The cost for the free version is about $90.00 US dollars.
Just so you have this information. If you want to practice on some other software that is online. Here are two others.
this one you have to download