GIMP Essential Reference

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Gimp Essential Reference is designed to fulfill a need for the computer expert. It is made to bring someone experienced in computers up to speed with the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It provides essential information on using this program effectively. This book is targeted at the growing market of Linux users who want to efficiently use the Gimp. They may already be familiar with proprietary programs such as Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw. Gimp Essential Reference will show users how to quickly become familiar ...
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Overview

Gimp Essential Reference is designed to fulfill a need for the computer expert. It is made to bring someone experienced in computers up to speed with the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It provides essential information on using this program effectively. This book is targeted at the growing market of Linux users who want to efficiently use the Gimp. They may already be familiar with proprietary programs such as Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw. Gimp Essential Reference will show users how to quickly become familiar with the advanced user interface using a table-heavy format that will allow users to find what they're looking for quickly.Gimp Essential Reference is for users working with the Gimp know what they want to accomplish, but don't know exactly how to do it.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780735709119
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 11/19/1999
  • Series: Essential Reference Series
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 GIMP Essentials 1
1.1 Introduction to the GIMP
1.2 System Requirements 3
1.3 Menu, Name, and Book Conventions 3
1.4 Color Models 5
1.5 Resolution 6
2 Navigating the GIMP 9
2.1 Getting Started with the GIMP 10
2.2 Preferences 16
2.3 Window Operations 20
2.4 Creating and Editing Selections 22
2.5 Miscellaneous Operations 32
3 Layers and Channels 37
3.1 The Layers Window and Channels Window 38
3.2 Layer Operations 40
3.3 The Channels Window 48
4 Image Operations 51
4.1 Colors 52
4.2 Channel Operations 60
4.3 Alpha 61
4.4 Image Types 62
4.5 Histograms 64
4.6 Saving Palettes 65
4.7 Image Transforms 65
5 Choosing the Right File Format 67
5.1 The GIMP's Native File Formats 69
5.2 Other Image Formats 72
5.3 Graphics for the Web 79
6 Writing Your Own Script-Fu 83
6.1 Introduction to Scheme 84
6.2 Scheme Function Reference 88
6.3 Script-Fu 89
7 Extending the GIMP 109
7.1 Fonts 110
7.2 Plug-Ins 111
7.3 Customizing the GIMP 115
7.4 Hotkeys 117
8 Performance 119
8.1 Compiling with Optimization 120
8.2 Memory and Swap Space 123
8.3 X Resources 124
9 Using Peripherals 125
9.1 Sane 126
9.2 Pen Tablets 135
10 Drawing Tools 139
10.1 The Pencil 140
10.2 The Paintbrush 141
10.3 The Airbrush 143
10.4 The Bucket Fill Tool 144
10.5 The Blend Tool 145
10.6 The Text Tool 148
10.7 The Ink Tool 150
11 Selection Tools 153
11.1 Rectangular Select 154
11.2 Elliptical Select 154
11.3 Freehand Select 155
11.4 Fuzzy Select 156
11.5 Bezier Curve Select 156
11.6 Intelligent Scissors 157
11.7 Move 158
11.8 Crop 159
12 Image Transformation Tools 161
12.1 The Magnify Tool 162
12.2 The Transform Tool 162
12.3 The Flip Tool 164
12.4 The Eraser 164
12.5 The Clone Tool 165
12.6 The Convolve Tool 166
12.7 The Color Picker 166
12.8 Dodge and Burn 167
12.9 Smudge 169
13 Brushes, Patterns, Palettes, and Gradients 171
13.1 Brushes 172
13.2 Patterns 175
13.3 Palettes 176
13.4 Gradients 178
14 Filters 183
14.1 Animation Filters 186
14.2 Artistic Filters 188
14.3 Blur Filters 193
14.4 Color Filters 197
14.5 Combine Filters 204
14.6 Distortion Filters 207
14.7 Edge Detect Filters 219
14.8 Enhance Filters 220
14.9 Glass Effect Filters 225
14.10 Light Effect Filters 226
14.11 Map Filters 227
14.12 Miscellaneous Filters 236
14.13 Noise Filters 237
14.14 Random Filters 237
14.14 Render Filters 238
15 Script-Fu 257
15.1 Decor 258
15.2 Modify 264
15.3 Utils 264
15.4 Animators 266
15.5 Stencil Ops 268
15.6 Alchemy 269
15.7 Selection 271
15.8 Shadow 272
15.9 Render 273
15.10 Xtns 274
A Installing the GIMP 279
A.1 Installing RedHat Packages 280
A.2 Installing Debian Packages 281
A.3 Installing the Required Image Libraries from Source 281
A.4 Installing GTK+ 284
A.5 The GIMP 285
B Window Managers and the GIMP 291
B.1 Command-Line Options for the GIMP 291
B.2 Common Window Managers 292
C Internet Resources for the GIMP 295
D Function Reference for Scripts 297
D.1 Script Reference 301
Index 337
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