GIMP for Linux Bible

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If GIMP can do it, you can do it too… Learn and master GIMP — the powerful, flexible, extensible graphics package for Linux — with the GIMP for Linux® Bible. This step-by-step guide covers everything from mastering the basics to working wonders with layers and customizing graphics for the Web. GIMP gurus share their insights and lead you through all the colorful nuances of digital imaging in Linux. Whether you're just beginning or a serious digital artist, you'll quickly learn to make all the powerful features of...
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Overview

If GIMP can do it, you can do it too… Learn and master GIMP — the powerful, flexible, extensible graphics package for Linux — with the GIMP for Linux® Bible. This step-by-step guide covers everything from mastering the basics to working wonders with layers and customizing graphics for the Web. GIMP gurus share their insights and lead you through all the colorful nuances of digital imaging in Linux. Whether you're just beginning or a serious digital artist, you'll quickly learn to make all the powerful features of GIMP work for you! Inside, you'll find complete coverage of GIMP for Linux
  • Create icons, buttons, backgrounds, image maps, textures, and more
  • Use drop shadows, raised type, glowing images, and blends to create interesting effects
  • Discover how to clone, convert, merge, blend, link, and align layers
  • Utilize advanced features such as online batch processing and mass production image rendering
  • Modify images with GIMP's tiled memory image management system
  • Automate processes with Script-Fu, GIMP's full-featured scripting tool
  • Maximize the impact of your Web pages with stunning graphics
  • See all GIMP can do by exploring the 16 pages of full-color artwork
CD-ROM with GIMP "public" version 1.0.4 and developers version 1.1.14, plus:
  • GIMP Toolkit (GTK)
  • More than 200 GIMP plug-ins
  • Applications and script
  • Source code and images from the book
idgbooks.com System Requirements: Linux

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764533983
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Bible Series , #302
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.85 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Stephanie Cottrell Bryant has designed Web pages professionally since 1995 and uses the GIMP for her Web artwork. She is an active member of the National Writer's Union Santa Cruz/Monterey Local and served as a delegate in 1998. She has written many articles, coauthored books on Web design, and has recently published Teach Yourself HTML 4 for IDG Books Worldwide. Tillman Hodgson is the Internet administrator for a Canadian ISP by day, and an avid Linux advocate, writer, and occasional host of a live TV show, "Net.Talk," by night. His rare moments of free time are spent tweaking his three-computer home network, which, of course, runs on Linux. Bryan Livingston is the creator and proprietor of Cooltext.com, one of the handiest GIMP sites on the Web. A long-time programmer and fearless Linux hacker, Bryan uses his skills with GIMP scripting to allow site visitors to create dynamite text effects with the GIMP, just by clicking a few buttons.

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Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
PART I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: What Is the GIMP?
Chapter 2: Obtaining and Installing the GIMP.
Chapter 3: Getting to Work.
PART II: Tools of the GIMP.
Chapter 4: Learning the Basic Tools.
Chapter 5: The Selection Tools.
Chapter 6: The GIMP Menu System.
Chapter 7: Image Window Context Menus.
PART III: GIMP Concepts.
Chapter 8: Manipulating Selections.
Chapter 9: Layers and Channels.
Chapter 10: Layers and GIF Animations.
Chapter 11: Colors.
Chapter 12: Web Pages.
PART IV: Filters and Script-Fu.
Chapter 13: Filters.
Chapter 14: Script-Fu Programming.
Chapter 15: Gimp-Perl Programming.
PART V: Real-World Applications.
Chapter 16: Adding Fonts.
Chapter 17: Working with Text.
Chapter 18: Using Graphics Hardware.
Chapter 19: Working with Photos.
Chapter 20: Working with the Web.
Chapter 21: Capturing Screenshots.
Chapter 22: Tileable Images.
Appendix A: Internet Resources for the GIMP.
Appendix B: Finding and Adding Plug-ins.
Appendix C: File Formats.
Appendix D: Procedural Database.
Appendix E: Using the GIMP Remotely.
Appendix F: What's on the CD-ROM?
Index.
End-User License Agreement.
GNU General Public License.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.
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