The GIMP for Linux and Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide

The GIMP for Linux and Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Phyllis Davis
     
 

The GIMP is the digital image manipulation application for Linux/Unix. But with its extensive set of professional tools, the GIMP can be daunting for beginners. The GIMP for Linux and Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide is an easy-to-use, how-to guide to basic photo editing, manipulation, and correction techniques that will have you up and running in no time.

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Overview

The GIMP is the digital image manipulation application for Linux/Unix. But with its extensive set of professional tools, the GIMP can be daunting for beginners. The GIMP for Linux and Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide is an easy-to-use, how-to guide to basic photo editing, manipulation, and correction techniques that will have you up and running in no time.

With this guide, you don't need to wade through menus or lengthy explanations; concise, step-by-step instructions and pictures walk you through each task. Novices can start at the beginning and work their way from basic topics—including selections, color and tonal adjustment, and blending modes—to advanced features such as creating animations for the Web. Those familiar with the GIMP can use this book as a handy quick reference and a source of new tips and techniques.

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Booknews
Takes a visual approach to teaching the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), presenting easy, step-by-step directions with b&w and color illustrations that take the mystery out of complicated features. Coverage includes selecting colors, painting lines and shapes, layering, creating composite images, and working with text. Other subjects are creating images for the Web, and printing and output. Includes a glossary. Davis is a writer, graphics and Web designer, teacher, and software developer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201702538
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
04/27/2000
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.70(d)

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