I'm looking for quality and up-to-date references (at least close to the current release :)) to learn Blender and Inkscape. Hardcover books, online books, tutorials, etc. I like resources that contain real-world exercises that you can immediately apply. I stay away from hardcover books that contain chapters on "installing" or "history". Substance not fluff :)
Hi, Damo -- excited to try this, but I cannot seem to get GURM to load anywhere in GIMP. It's not under the Filters menu, nor is it anywhere to be found. I did try setting it up using your <Toolbox> tweak, but that didn't work either.FYI, I followed all your instructions, for both GPS and GURM, including duplicating the folders, etc.
HowTo: Set up GIMP, GIMP Paint Studio and GURMIntro I like to run Gimp Paint Studio which installs a bunch of pre-sets (tools, workspace, brushes etc) which is great for digital painting, but doesn't suit other stuff I like to do.
Just like you I am a fan of free and opensource software and specially GIMP (becuase I am an artist).
However as much as GIMP is my favorite program I must admit that it is at a great disadvantage with similar but comercial software that have more money and manpower becuase they are comercial for example Paint tool sai, Corel painter, photoshop etc...
I understand that it's pretty late in the process right now, but I thought it would be worth mentioning that a new stable version of Gimp was announced a few days ago. -current has Gimp 2.8.6, and 2.8.8 was announced on www.gimp.org.
GIMP 2.6.9 is released. For newbies, GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. As you can infer from the name, GIMP is completely open source and is also free as in free beer. GIMP is pitched as the open source alternative for Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is cross platform and yes, GIMP has a Windows version also.