Before reading further, this thread is meant to be a genuine plea for constructive input. Please do not make any biased comments or bash any software and/or promote your own choice.
I'm checking around if there is any other GIMP users who can help. I learnt about GIMP before I heard about Photoshop years ago. Ignoring the reasons and decision train, suffice to say I wish to learn more about GIMP to make it my primary image editor.
Question is: Is there any courses available in Singapore or even informal lessons that are available?
I've picked up Akkana Peck's "Beginning GIMP" but NLB only has one based on 2.4, most bookstores don't carry anything for GIMP and I am blanching at the aspect of having to end up paying for a book which costs the same as PS CS4 (student price). IF there is a worthwhile course, I wouldn't mind, but if I have to spend like mad, then it defeats one of the purposes of choosing GIMP.