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The Artist's Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Highly recommend

    GIMP is a full-featured, free, open source software for graphic design and photo manipulation. GIMP contains powerful tools with a large menu of options and submenus.
    When I first heard about GIMP, I down loaded and installed it. When I started exploring how to use it, I became lost and overwhelmed and did not use the software. I am a novice when it comes to using graphic design and photo software. GIMP contains a high level of complexity and many powerful tools.
    The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition is based over GIMP version 2.8, which is the most current stable release of the free open source software. Hammel’s artist guide came to my rescue.
    As a GIMP beginner, I found the introductory chapter on fundamental techniques provided brief descriptions of all the menu items and icons to be invaluable resource. I continually referred back to this section to look up an icon’s purpose and where to find the icon in one tool box or another. GIMP is so rich in features that it takes determined effort to become comfortable moving around in the software package.
    The major strength in Hammel’s artist’s guide is his step through or step-by-step instructions for editing pictures or designing objects for use on web pages like buttons and banners. Following the examples in the artist’s guide provided clear cut procedures for using the GIMP features and tools..
    Hammel provided a latter chapter on creating advertisements, which could be applied to any media. Of course, this chapter further exposed additional GIMP tools for manipulating art work.
    In this 320 page user guide, I am sure you will find the tools you need for your next creative photograph enhancement or for designing eye catching web graphics. Hammel’s The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition has opened the door for my GIMP use.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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