Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$49.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Beaverton Unix- Linux
25 Local Warehouse General- General
25 Remote Warehouse Computers Reference- General

This title in other editions

The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

by

The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It's a powerful, full-featured, professional-grade graphics editor with millions of users worldwide, and it can be intimidating. Even professional users find themselves stumped from time to time.

The Book of GIMP is a comprehensive guide to GIMP 2.8 with answers to (nearly) all of your questions about GIMP. The first half of the book covers basics like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your desktop. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to build custom textures, animate logos, adjust color balance, work with selections and masks, and create digital illustrations. Every chapter is loaded with examples, illustrations, and detailed explanations that are simple enough for a beginner to understand, but thorough enough to satisfy serious users.

The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including drawing, transformation, and color balance tools, selections, masks, filters, and plug-ins. Tools are described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of every option and parameter. You'll also find coverage of GIMP 2.8's many new features like the new single window interface, layer groups, tool presets, and more.

The Book of GIMP will teach you how to:

  • Make old and damaged photos look like new
  • Improve the color balance and composition of images, and remove distortions and noise
  • Create stunning panoramas and digital collages by blending a series of photos
  • Create colorful digital art, layer by layer
  • Work with selections, channels, and masks to edit your images like a pro
  • Make, edit, and export animated GIFs and short digital videos
  • Customize nearly every aspect of your GIMP experience

Written by computer scientists with extensive experience teaching GIMP, the book covers every topic rigorously, and goes well beyond the basics, delving into advanced topics like building animated brushes and writing custom plug-ins.

With clear instructions for beginners as well as encyclopedic coverage for experts, The Book of GIMP is your go-to resource for all things GIMP, regardless of your experience level.

Synopsis:

GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.

The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work area. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to:

  • Improve the lighting and composition of images
  • Remove distortions and noise to make old and damaged photos look like new
  • Create stunning panoramas and digital collages using a series of photos
  • Make, edit, and export custom textures, logos, and animated GIFs
  • Work with selections, channels, and masks to edit images like a pro
  • Create colorful digital art, layer by layer
The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including color balancing, masks, filters, and plug-ins. You'll find tools described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of nearly every option and parameter.

With illustrated tutorials and detailed references, The Book of GIMP is sure to become your one-stop guide to just about everything GIMP.

Synopsis:

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is the open source movement's answer to Adobe Photoshop: a free, fully featured, professional-grade graphics editor. Half guidebook, half reference manual, The Book of GIMP is really two books in one. In the first half, readers follow full-color illustrated, step-by-step instructions to complete a series of projects, including retouching photos, animating logos, designing website visuals, and much more. In the process, they learn to harness GIMP's power. Once readers have mastered GIMP, the second half of the book offers a comprehensive reference for its many features, including drawing tools, masks, filters, transformations, and plug-ins. With clear instructions for beginners and encyclopedic coverage for experts, The Book of GIMP is the definitive GIMP resource for all users, regardless of experience level.

About the Author

Olivier Lecarme is a Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the University of Nice, France. He holds a doctorate and a "These D'Etat" in Computer Science. He has also been a professor at the universities of Grenoble, Montreal, and Lausanne. He has taught many aspects of computer science, including graphics processing, algorithms, data structures, compiling, and programming language fundamentals.

Karine Delvare has been a member of the GIMP core development team since 2004. She is a freelance Web designer and holds a master's degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in image and sound.

Table of Contents

IntroductionLearning GIMPChapter 1: Getting StartedChapter 2: Photograph RetouchingChapter 3: Drawing and IllustrationChapter 4: Logos and TexturesChapter 5: Composite PhotographyChapter 6: AnimationChapter 7: Image PreprocessingChapter 8: Designing a WebsiteReferenceChapter 9: The GIMP InterfaceChapter 10: DisplayChapter 11: LayersChapter 12: ColorChapter 13: SelectionsChapter 14: MasksChapter 15: Drawing ToolsChapter 16: Transformation ToolsChapter 17: FiltersChapter 18: Animation ToolsChapter 19: Obtaining and Printing ImagesChapter 20: Image FormatsChapter 21: Scripts and Plug-insChapter 22: Customizing GIMPAppendicesVision and Image RepresentationTips and Hints for Selected ExercisesResourcesFrequently Asked QuestionsInstalling GIMPBatch Processing

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593273835
Author:
Lecarme, Olivier
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Author:
Delvare, Karine
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
GIMP;GIMP 2.8;free graphics editing;graphics editing;open-source graphics editing
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
676
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Applications
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Linux
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$49.95 In Stock
Product details 676 pages No Starch Press - English 9781593273835 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.

The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work area. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to:

  • Improve the lighting and composition of images
  • Remove distortions and noise to make old and damaged photos look like new
  • Create stunning panoramas and digital collages using a series of photos
  • Make, edit, and export custom textures, logos, and animated GIFs
  • Work with selections, channels, and masks to edit images like a pro
  • Create colorful digital art, layer by layer
The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including color balancing, masks, filters, and plug-ins. You'll find tools described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of nearly every option and parameter.

With illustrated tutorials and detailed references, The Book of GIMP is sure to become your one-stop guide to just about everything GIMP.

"Synopsis" by ,

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is the open source movement's answer to Adobe Photoshop: a free, fully featured, professional-grade graphics editor. Half guidebook, half reference manual, The Book of GIMP is really two books in one. In the first half, readers follow full-color illustrated, step-by-step instructions to complete a series of projects, including retouching photos, animating logos, designing website visuals, and much more. In the process, they learn to harness GIMP's power. Once readers have mastered GIMP, the second half of the book offers a comprehensive reference for its many features, including drawing tools, masks, filters, transformations, and plug-ins. With clear instructions for beginners and encyclopedic coverage for experts, The Book of GIMP is the definitive GIMP resource for all users, regardless of experience level.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.