More Gimp tutorials on DeviantArt.....http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tut...amp;alltime=yes
Just hover your mouse over each picture for a brief description of the tutorial, and down the bottom theres a next page button.
If you ever want to navigate there manually from DeviantArt homepage, click on categories button, resources, tutorials, digital art, drawing/painting/airbrushing, the gimp. Then click a time period (all time selected for above link).
Hope this helps too, I am a relatively noob gimp user but so far have not found anything it cant do without the above users suggested links for help and this one. I browse/search gimptalk and deviantart more than anywhere else.
Whatever you use is going to take time to get to grips with the software.
Wish you all the best with your endeavor.
Edit: Tip for starters, when you open an original photo, first thing whatever software you use find the menu option 'Save As', (not save, which will overwrite your original photo/pic) and make a new copy of the file to edit with a different name, and possibly a different format......
Picture formats for example .jpg .bmp .png.... there are many of them quite well supported with whatever software you use, when you come to save them you usually find a dialogue button for the format too. The main reason I mention this is with some formats which compress the resulting file (.jpg for instance which will prompt you for a compression ratio percentage to make the file smaller) you lose some picture quality with each save/overwrite. So for work in progress files you may come back to and work on multiple times choose a lossless format (I think .png is the best of the choices, or probably raw format if you have a camera that supports it... someone correct me if I am wrong). The only reason to use lossy formats is for quicker transfers on the internet (for example as an attachment to an email), or to save drive space on your computer.
Heres a good link reference formats...http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010563051033.aspx
And heres a visual extreme example of the effect of compression if used too much...http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/al...ty/Untitled.jpg
Edited by alt3rn1ty, 29 June 2008 - 02:17 PM.