Beginning GIMP

Beginning GIMP

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From first installation to advanced image manipulation techniques, Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition explains how anyone can utilize GIMP: a free, open source image manipulation program. You will learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. Once youa€™ve installed the application, youa€™ll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick and simple project to familiarize yourself. With foura€“color graphics and screenshots throughout, youa€™ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesa€”including processes like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Utilizing layers, paths, and masks are also covered in extensive detail. Of course, you will also learn how to draw lines and shapes; utilize patterns and gradients; and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients. GIMP expert and author Akkana Peck teaches you how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing reda€“eye, and stitching panoramic images. Youa€™ll learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and pluga€“ins that are available for GIMP and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a projecta€“based manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help strengthen your newly acquired abilities. What youa€™ll learn Install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Explore the interface and configuration options. Prepare your camera images for use on the Web, including rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Learn basic techniques such as drawing lines and shapes, utilizing patterns, and making use of gradients. Master advanced techniques such as layers, paths, and masks. Create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients. Discover tricks for fixing blemishes, removing redeye, and stitching together panoramic images. Who this book is for This book is for graphics designers, digital photographers, and hobbyists. Ita€™s is aimed at those who need to utilize a fulla€“featured image manipulation program but dona€™t have hundreds of dollars to pay for Photoshop. GIMP is also the preferred image manipulation application for the open source advocate. GIMP is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.You can print your GIMP creations (assuming you have a suitable printer) and make screen shots of your GIMP ... If the skills you need for making an image arena#39;t in this book, maybe theya#39;re covered in the GIMP User Manual on the GIMP anbsp;...

Title:Beginning GIMP
Author:Akkana Peck
Publisher:Apress - 2008-12-16


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