GIMP is the perfect image editing and graphic design tool for small businesses, web entrepreneurs, artists, moms, college students… Anyone who needs a professional graphic design and image editing tools, but can’t afford the high cost of Photoshop. It’s powerful, it’s flexible, and best of all, it’s free!
But, it can be hard for GIMP beginners to get over learning curve. That’s why I wrote the GIMP book, Before and After.
Before and After explains GIMP from the very beginning, and comes with tons of extras to make learning fast and easy.
It’s not just a dictionary of GIMP terms and techniques. It’s more like a GIMP book adventure.
Each chapter builds on the last. As you follow along, your skills grow. Each chapter describes new techniques, and there are tons of in demand tutorials. 30+ practice images are included with the book. Everyone can follow along, even if they don’t have a library of pictures on their hard drive.
The more ways you rehearse a technique, the more likely you are to actually learn it. Before and After lets you rehearse each technique in at least three ways:
- First, you read about a technique or tool with easy to follow, clearly written instructions.
- Then, use the sample images to try it out on your own.
- A growing library of exclusive video tutorials complement the book. So after you read a tutorial, and try it out, you can watch it in action.
Before and After gives you the background you need to use other GIMP resources. Free GIMP tutorials are great, and many Photoshop tutorials can be easily adapted for GIMP. But, you have to know your GIMP basics to make use of these resources.
Don’t know your way around the interface? Don’t understand common GIMP terminology? Getting really confused with the whole Layers thing? You’ll get frustrated with online GIMP tutorials, fast.
Ever picked up one of those 500 page, $50 GIMP books in the bookstore? A beginner with a book like that will be overwhelmed with technical jargon, unnecessary details, and every last tool and setting. Some of these books aren’t even in color!
Before and After is a completely different animal. The goal isn’t to teach every last detail of GIMP. Instead, beginners get good, easy to understand explanations of GIMP basics.
- the GIMP interface
- how to open, and create images
- how to adjust brightness, contrast, and color in a few different ways
- how to use selections to reign in effects, and cut/copy/paste parts of images
- how to use filters to add cool effects to images, including how to use the amazing iWarp filter
- how to add text to images
- what Layers are, and how to work with them
- what Layer Masks are, and how to use them
Want to check out the ebook’s Table of Contents? Follow this link to see more details.
If you’re ever picked up a book on GIMP in the bookstore, you might have thought something like “Fifty Dollars for a GIMP book?! Seriously?” And, I think you’re right to be a little shocked at the price of some books.
Don’t worry, this GIMP book, and all of the extras are just $12 USD.
No kidding. I know, I could easily charge a lot more for this package. I’ve seen (and purchased!) ebooks that cost over $100 that didn’t even come with videos.
But, I know that you’re using GIMP to save money. Even though the package is worth a lot more, I’ve kept the price low so that everyone can learn GIMP.
This is one GIMP book that’s easy to use, full of information, and affordable.
Can’t stand the suspense? But it now here -
I’ve been so lucky to have such lovely customers. Some of them have been nice enough to reach out to me, and let me know how much they liked the book.
“I purchased your book and membership. I think it is great. I finished reading the entire book. I just started actually working with GIMP. Your book is really laid out great. It is easy to follow and understand. I am not real computer savvy. If I can understand and follow it then anyone can. I have checked out several other books on GIMP. There’s no comparison. YOURS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! So many thanks!!!!!!” -Gloria
“I just downloaded your eBook, “Before and After”. I’ve already learned a few things this evening. Thanks so much for this easy to follow book. I’ve been wanting to learn GIMP but just dreaded the “learning curve”. Now it doesn’t seem so daunting!” -Laurianne from www.eyedrawit.com
“I’m delighted with your book. The layout is brilliant and each step by step explanation is just perfect. In the past I’ve had computer books for ‘Dummies’ and the ‘Brilliant’ books but your Before and After book is a master stroke in its simplicity. So very easy to understand and follow. No more frustration!” -S. Foster
“I bought your instruction book on how to work with GIMP (Before and After) and I am delighted. I am only on page 40 because I bought it just yesterday, but I have already learned so much. I know that I will be able to work with, and improve my photos, very soon…I love your book and it is so affordable, it is amazing.” -M. Penick
“I have to congratulate you on your book “Before & After”. If all tutorials and manuals were laid out as clearly as this, we could all spend more time at tasks rather than learning…Well Done!” -T. Thornton
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