The Book Of Gimp

The Book Of Gimp

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GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP. The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work area. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to: -Improve the lighting and composition of images -Remove distortions and noise to make old and damaged photos look like new -Create stunning panoramas and digital collages using a series of photos -Make, edit, and export custom textures, logos, and animated GIFs -Work with selections, channels, and masks to edit images like a pro -Create colorful digital art, layer by layer The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including color balancing, masks, filters, and plug-ins. You'll find tools described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of nearly every option and parameter. With illustrated tutorials and detailed references, The Book of GIMP is sure to become your one-stop guide to just about everything GIMP.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 40mm | 1,539.98g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • w. num. col. ill.
  • 1593273835
  • 9781593273835
  • 127,423

About Olivier Lecarme

Olivier Lecarme is a Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the University of Nice, France. He has a doctorate and a "These d'Etat" in Computer Science. He has been a professor at the Universities of Grenoble, Montreal, Lausanne, and Nice, and has taught many aspects of computer science, including programming language fundamentals, and graphics processing. Karine Delvare is a web development consultant. She has a Master's in Computer Science, with a specialization in image and sound, and has collaborated on the GIMP development project. She lives in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France.show more

Table of contents

Introduction I. Learning GIMP 1. Getting Started 2. Photograph Retouching 3. Drawing and Illustration 4. Logos and Textures 5. Composite Photography 6. Animation 7. Image Preprocessing 8. Designing a Website II. GIMP Reference Manual 9. The GIMP Interface 10. Display 11. Layers 12. Color 13. Selections 14. Masks 15. Drawing Tools 16. Transformation Tools 17. Filters 18. Animation Tools 19. Obtaining and Printing Images 20. Image Formats 21. Scripts and Plug-ins 22. Customizing GIMP III. Appendices A. Vision and Image Representation B. Tips and Hints for Selected Exercises C. Resources D. Frequently Asked Questions E. Installing GIMP F. Batch Processingshow more

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