The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulationprogram
GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, andas its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction onhow to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the mostcomprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available thatgoes beyond official documentation.
If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-stepexplanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-useGIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understandingthe GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all ofGIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filtersand plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python andScheme scripting, and much more.
- GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editorthat runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digitalgraphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos,resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images,creating basic GIF animated images, and more
- Whether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, orbeginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuabletechniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP foryour projects
- Topics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it,in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to createhigh-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP'sdefault filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customizationwith Python and Scheme scripting
Get the most out of this free image editing tool for yourproduction pipeline with the GIMP Bible.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
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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