Pinehead.com: GIMP Basic trainingFeb 24, 2001, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by maddog)
[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]
"When you open GIMP for the first time you might wonder what all the fuss is about. "There's nothing here!" "Better than Photoshop, my rear!" After all, all you see is the basic toolbox. No work space, no cool filters, no nothing. Well, there's quite a bit to it if you know where to look."
"Most of your options are accessed by double clicking the various tools. For instance, double click one of the selection tools and you get the feather option (very useful) as well as a couple of others. Double click the gradient tool and you get different modes, gradient types and all kinds of other useful stuff. Double click the foreground or background color to change colors. Almost every tool has a set of options that will greatly increase your creativity."
"Starting a new masterpiece is a nice straightforward file | new. A dialog box will open where you can choose the size, fill type, etc. You can change the default 256 x 256 pixels in file | preferences if you wish. Make your choices, click OK and you're cooking."