Synopses & Reviews
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 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.
With four?color graphics and screenshots throughout , you?ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages?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 red?eye, and stitching panoramic images. You?ll learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug?ins that are available for GIMP and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a project?based manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help strengthen your newly acquired abilities. What you?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. It's is aimed at those who need to utilize a full-featured image manipulation program but don'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.
Related Titles Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory
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.
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.
Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition is an update to the most successful GIMP book to date. This revision covers the latest release of The GIMP, with several major additions to the software. The reputation of the first edition, combined with increasing popularity of the software, adds up to a recipe for success on this new edition.
With four-color screenshots throughout, this book is aimed at those that need to utilize a full featured image manipulation program but dona (TM)t have hundreds of dollars to pay for Photoshop. The GIMP is also the preferred image manipulation application for open source advocates, and is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.