On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:41 AM, BGP <bigsk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure you folks are all experts at GIMP but I've found it to be a
> very hard to learn how to use.  But how many hundreds of hours did it
> take you to learn how to use it?

It depends what you mean by "learn how to use it". GIMP is just a
tool, what you can do with it depends on your creativity and skill as

In other words, do you want to know "Where can I define a layer mask?"
or do you want to know "What is a layer mask and why would I want to
use one?"

If the latter, then you don't necessarily need a GIMP tutorial as much
as basics of digital image manipulation which would apply to almost
any similar programs.

Also, one option for dealing with tutorials that assume you're using
an old version is to use an old version. You may be able to learn GIMP
2.4 and then make the transition to GIMP 2.6 more easily.
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