I run games for Pathfinder and World of Darkness; I'm here to learn how to use GIMP to generate the maps I'd like to make for both systems. Since coming here, I've seen numerous examples of what can be achieved with a lot of time and patience. Any advice along the way would be most appreciated. I am new to using GIMP and would gladly take any suggestions as far as other methods of generating the maps I'm going to need as they come up.
Welcome to the Guild Patrick Cook! GIMP is a powerful program, and a great choice for software. There are loads of tutorials written for GIMP here as well. If you want a quick rundown of some of them, check out the "Tutorials in PDF Format" sticky in the tutorials section. Once you are ready to begin, create a map WIP page and post frequent progress updates. This is a great way to elicit constructive feedback from more experienced members. Let us know if you have any specific questions.