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I found this book to contain relevant information which could be invaluable in ones journey into the fascinating world of image manipulation using GIMP. — Ravi Kumar, Slashdot contributor

This book is great for the completely new user, but even the seasoned veteran can learn quite a bit. — Chad W. Smith, GIMPShop dot Net

This one is the most comprehensive and useful books that I've found. I give it a five for five. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. — Mark Vandewettering, Brainwagon

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to use the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4. You'll learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you've installed the application, you'll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick-and-simple project to familiarize yourself even further.

You'll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages--including functions like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. The book also explains with great detail how to utilize layers, paths, and masks. You'll also learn how to draw lines and shapes, use patterns and gradients, and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients.

Touch-ups are covered thoroughly: how to smudge away blemishes, fix red-eye, and stitch panoramic images. You'll even learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins that are available and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is laid out in a project-based manner, so as you progress through it, numerous projects help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

Synopsis:

From rescaling to cropping to balancing color, Peck shows how to prepare camera images for Web pages using the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4.

Synopsis:

In this updated edition, GIMP expert and author Peck teaches users how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing red-eye, and stitching panoramic images. Readers will also learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins that are available.

Synopsis:

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to utilize the free, Open Source image manipulation program, The GIMP. You will learn how to install The GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you've installed the application, you'll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick and simple project to familiarize yourself.

You'll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages-including items 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.

This book also teaches you how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing redeye, and stitching panoramic images. You'll learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins that are available for The GIMP, and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a project-based manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

Synopsis:

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to use the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4. You?ll learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you?ve installed the application, you?ll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick?and?simple project to familiarize yourself even further.

With four?color graphics and screenshots throughout , you?ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesincluding functions like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. The book also explains with great detail how to utilize layers, paths, and masks. You?ll also learn how to draw lines and shapes, use patterns and gradients, and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients.

Touch?ups are covered thoroughly: how to smudge away blemishes, fix red?eye, and stitch panoramic images. You?ll even learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug?ins that are available and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is laid out in a project?based manner, so as you progress through it, numerous projects help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

Table of Contents

What is the GIMP?- Get to Know the GIMP.- Preparing Camera Images for the Web.- Introduction to Layers.- Drawing.- Selection Tools.- Erasing and Touching Up.- Filters and Effects.- Bezier Paths.- Masks.- Layer Modes, Channels and Color Manipulation.- Plugins and Scripting.- Additional Topics.- Further Resources.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590595879
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Author:
Peck, A.
Author:
Peck, Akkana
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Graphics-General
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.24x7.08x1.24 in. 2.99 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Apress - English 9781590595879 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From rescaling to cropping to balancing color, Peck shows how to prepare camera images for Web pages using the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4.
"Synopsis" by , In this updated edition, GIMP expert and author Peck teaches users how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing red-eye, and stitching panoramic images. Readers will also learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins that are available.
"Synopsis" by , Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to utilize the free, Open Source image manipulation program, The GIMP. You will learn how to install The GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you've installed the application, you'll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick and simple project to familiarize yourself.

You'll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages-including items 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.

This book also teaches you how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing redeye, and stitching panoramic images. You'll learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins that are available for The GIMP, and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a project-based manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

"Synopsis" by , Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to use the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4. You?ll learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once you?ve installed the application, you?ll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick?and?simple project to familiarize yourself even further.

With four?color graphics and screenshots throughout , you?ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesincluding functions like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. The book also explains with great detail how to utilize layers, paths, and masks. You?ll also learn how to draw lines and shapes, use patterns and gradients, and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients.

Touch?ups are covered thoroughly: how to smudge away blemishes, fix red?eye, and stitch panoramic images. You?ll even learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug?ins that are available and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is laid out in a project?based manner, so as you progress through it, numerous projects help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

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