Hey you all,
I tried using GIMP many years ago but, I quickly lost interest after being intimidated by the complicated looking user interface/control panel. Years later, I find myself getting bored and am interested in applying myself to learn how to use the program’s advanced functions to apply filter effects and use vector shapes, as well as create custom text logos. To be honest, I never even mastered Adobe Photoshop, much less GIMP. I am lost and need some guidance. I am looking at sending for a user guide that explains things in clear English for all of us noobs who know absolutely nothing about photo editing or DIY graphics design. My question is, should I get “The Book of GIMP” or “GIMP for Absolute Beginners?” I understand that the TBOG is more comprehensive overall, but does the other book also have merit that the other does not for struggling beginners? I would like a definitive and non-complicated answer on this.
PS - I tried tagging this appropriately since this is essentially a help question.