Hi,

Glad to hear a school is considering using GIMP - when I learned in
school they tried only photoshop ad other commercial stuff.

*The* reference is the official documentation, which is very very
detailed as a reference - http://docs.gimp.org/
The tutorials for image retouching (and other stuff), on the main
website, should provide a very good basis -
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

I know that in the past (before I started using GIMP) "Grokking the
GIMP" was considered a very good book on GIMP, and the good part is
that it's available online! http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/index.html
Many of the screenshots are outdated, and the ui changed a bit, but as
a reference for how to do things, it can be great.

Now, if we want more "modern" stuff (since some of the things above
are outdated(, that children will consider cool, I'd try any of the
many tutorial sites on the web, for tutorials about specific effects.
I started with gimpusers - http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials and
GimpTalk http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/
GimpTalk was (and probably is) the biggest GIMP forum on the web, it
has more resources than you can imagine. it may require lots of
filtering, but it has some high quality tutorials.

If you need anything specific, feel free to ask on here (or better, on
the the gimp-users mailing list - see
http://www.gimp.org/mail_lists.html), or on the GIMP chat (see
http://www.gimp.org/irc).

Good luck!
~LightningIsMyName

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Debi Rapson <drap...@mansd.org> wrote:
> Our school system appears to be headed for using GIMP as a way of teaching
> our students about graphics.
>
> Can you point me in the direction of where I would go to get GOOD tutorial
> information about GIMP so that I can properly teach it?
>
> Can you point me in the direction of a list of places that actually use
> GIMP for photo retouching and graphics creation. We are trying to give our
> kids real-world skills and we need to be able to point to real places that
> are using GIMP for photo retouching and graphics resolution. If I am going
> to teach using this software I need as much ammunition as possible to make
> this seem exciting and something that the kids will WANT to learn to use.
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> Debi Rapson
> Memorial High School
> Art & Technology Dept
> 603-624-6378
>
>
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