Beginning Gimp: From Novice to Professional (Paperback)

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From first installation to advanced image manipulation techniques, the third edition of Beginning GIMP explains how to use version 2.10 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, and allows experts to learn more about its new filters, tools, and features. GIMP is the most popular open source image manipulation and digital drawing program in the world, running on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, and Beginning GIMP's third edition is the definitive resource for those working towards expertise in image processing.

Beginning GIMP starts with a few very simple projects to get the reader comfortable with GIMP's interface and basic photo editing terminology, and continues through gradually more complex projects. With color graphics and screenshots throughout, you ll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages using processes like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Later chapters cover more advanced topics like layers, paths, masks, and scripting in extensive detail. Of course, you will also learn the ins and outs of drawing lines and shapes, using patterns and gradients, and even creating your own brushes, patterns, gradients, and scripts. You'll find out about new tools and techniques, like layer groups, cage warping, and brush dynamics.

GIMP expert and author Akkana Peck shows you how to touch up digital photographs, smudge away blemishes, fix red eye, and stitch together panoramic images. You ll learn how to tap into new and powerful filters, effects, and plug ins, and how to automate tasks using scripts. The entire book employs a project based approach as you progress, projects of increasing difficulty will help strengthen your newly acquired abilities.

What you'll learn How to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

How to prepare your camera images for use on the Web, including rescaling, cropping, enhancing detail, and balancing color

Tricks for fixing blemishes, removing redeye, and stitching together panoramic images

How to draw lines and shapes, and use patterns, gradients, and perspective in your drawings

Advanced techniques such as layers, paths, masks, and GIMP scripting

How to create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients

Who this book is for

This book is for graphic designers, digital photographers, hobbyists, and image processing experts. Anyone who wants to create new images or improve their photos will benefit from the techniques covered.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781430238737
ISBN-10: 1430238739
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: November 18th, 2014
Pages: 580
Language: English


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