GIMP Bible

GIMP Bible

by Jason van Gumster, Robert Shimonski


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ISBN-13: 9780470523971
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Bible Series , #616
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 1,293,320
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jason van Gumster is a production artist at Hand TurkeyStudios, where he specializes in using open-source tools to produceanimations and visual effects for television, film, and videogames. In addition to GIMP, he is well-versed in a broad spectrumof open-source tools including Blender, Inkscape, Cinelerra, andScribus.

Robert Shimonski is a senior-level systems and networkengineer with over 15 years of production experience working withenterprise applications, systems, and solutions. He is an expert inWeb and digital media.

Table of Contents


Part I: Meet GIMP.

Chapter 1: What Is GIMP?

Chapter 2: Thinking Digitally.

Part II: Getting Started.

Chapter 3: Working with Files.

Chapter 4: A Brief Overview of GIMP's Tools.

Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of Paths.

Chapter 6: Working with Layers and Masks.

Chapter 7: Using Channels.

Part III: Manipulating Images.

Chapter 8: Transforming Images.

Chapter 9: Adjusting Colors.

Chapter 10: Working with Text.

Chapter 11: Painting in GIMP.

Chapter 12: Enhancing Photos.

Part IV: Exploring Filters and Effects.

Chapter 13: Implementing Blur, Enhancement, and DistortionFilters.

Chapter 14: Using Image Creation Filters.

Chapter 15: Using Compositing Filters.

Chapter 16: Enhancing Images with Artistic Filters.

Chapter 17: Working with Specialized Filters.

Chapter 18: Batch Processing with Automating Filters.

Chapter 19: Using GIMP Animation Package.

Chapter 20: Working with Video-Specific Functions in GIMP.

Part V: Advanced Topics.

Chapter 21: Finding and Installing Plug-ins.

Chapter 22: Creating Custom Effects with Scripting.

Part VI: Appendices.

Appendix A: Downloading and Installing GIMP.

Appendix B: Setting Up External Input Devices.

Appendix C: Customizing GIMP.

Appendix D: Additional Resources.

Appendix E: What's on the Web Site.


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