The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP

A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

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Baker & Taylor
A two-in-one guidebook and reference manual to the free graphics-editing program provides a comprehensive introduction to GIMP's many features while offering step-by-step instructions for a series of projects that encompass photo retouching, logo animation and website visuals. Original.

Book News
Olivier (emeritus, computer science, U. of Nice) and Delvare, a development consultant near Bordeaux, provide a big fat guide to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, one of the most successful open-source software packages. The first section is about learning GIMP, and has chapters such as photograph retouching, logos and textures, animation, and designing a website. The second section is reference to such matters as the GIMP interface, layers, masks, transformation tools, obtaining and printing images, and customizing. The final section contains appendices, including tips and hints for selected exercises, frequently asked questions, and batch processing. This is an authorized translation of GIMP Manuel de réfénce pour l'edition d'images en logiciel libre, published by Pearson Education, France in 2010. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
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.


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& Taylor

A guide to the free graphics-editing program provides a comprehensive introduction to GIMP's many features while offering step-by-step instructions for a series of projects that encompass photo retouching, logo animation, and website visuals.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, Inc., [2012]
ISBN: 9781593273835
1593273835
Characteristics: xviii, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Delvare, Karine

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