On Tuesday 06 September 2005 04:10, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> FWIW, I'm working on another GIMP book, tentatively titled The Artist's
> Guide to GIMP Effects. It's essentially a followup to my first book,
> The Artist's Guide to the GIMP. I think the publication date is early
> next year - publisher is No Starch Press. It will be full color,
> glossy print if all things go as planned. The text is still in
> development but should be ready before years end.
i look forward to seeing it, i saw your first one on amazon and was going
to buy that, i have the other gimp book somewhere, the grokking the gimp
> The book is not a reference guide, I.E. it's not a "you'll find filter
> X in menu Y" book. It's completely tutorial based, with multiple
> sections of multiple tutorials each. There will be sections on Type,
> Print/Advertising, Web, and UI Design, among others.
sounds good :)
> One of mine did well, the other not so well. There wasn't a really big
> desktop Linux market at the time 1.2 rolled out (and GIMP existed only
> marginally on non-Unix platforms for awhile) and ~8 books pretty much
> saturated that market. The market is bigger now, but at least some of
> that spreads into the Windows and Mac market. It's unclear (at least
> to me) if that means better sales for these kinds of books or not.
i think (from a users view :)) a tutorial based one should do well. i have
had the grokking the gimp one for quite a long while but to do stuff i
bought magazines which featured photoshop tutorials.
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