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Great resource, but quite dated content.
on 23 November 2014
The book itself is very well written and informative. It gives you a good overview into how to use GIMP to produce artistic digital content and covers all of the tools and methods required to do such. Everything is well laid out and clearly explained and it should work equally well for those new to GIMP or someone with prior experience (covering the basics early on, before moving on to more advanced methods).
My only criticism is that it feels fairly dated throughout. I was hoping (given the publication date was 2012) that it would give an overview into using GIMP for producing modern-looking web and print content. It seems a bit of a missed opportunity, for me, as most of the examples and illustrations look like they are from the late 90s or early to mid 2000s . As the publication date is recent, I can only assume that mainly parts of the text were edited to work with the latest edition (2.8) of GIMP.
That said, though, with a bit of thought, you can translate the teachings given (which are very good) to create more modern-looking content, it just seems a shame that it looks so dated and uninspiring (compared to modern Photoshop books).