Tuesday, September 20, 2011

GIMP Episode 1

My brain is fried.

Due to some bullshit with the article provider, I couldn't work on my freelance writing much today. So I decided it was time to learn GIMP. If you don't know, GIMP is the open source equivalent of photoshop.

I finally found the motivation because I wanted to make a Facebook page. If you look to the sidebar at the left, you'll see a "Like" widget has replaced the old "Friend" widget. I feel that says a lot about me.

But I needed a welcome tab. Though my designer cuts me deals and is quite patient, I don't like having to ask for every little thing. So I made this today:


There's a ridiculous amount left to learn, of course, but I think I've made a good start.

But when I tried to add tabs to my Facebook page, I found that the old markup language everyone had used is now defunct, and the new iframes is waaaaaaay more complex. Anyway, I got things kind of figured out.

But my brain hurts.

2 comments:

  1. Looks good - that's the kind of stuff I need to start learning too.

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  2. Thanks yo.

    There's GIMP and photoshop, and GIMP is free, so. I'm learning from this book: http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-GIMP-Professional-Akkana-Peck/dp/1430210702/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316634090&sr=1-2

    It's a bit out of date, but not too bad. I think once I finish it I'm going to get this for a reference:
    http://www.amazon.com/GIMP-Bible-Jason-van-Gumster/dp/0470523972/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316634090&sr=1-3

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