From first installation to advanced image manipulation techniques, Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition explains how anyone can utilize GIMP: a free, open source image manipulation program. You will learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. Once youave installed the application, youall learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick and simple project to familiarize yourself. With fouracolor graphics and screenshots throughout, youall learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesaincluding processes like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Utilizing layers, paths, and masks are also covered in extensive detail. Of course, you will also learn how to draw lines and shapes; utilize patterns and gradients; and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients. GIMP expert and author Akkana Peck teaches you how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing redaeye, and stitching panoramic images. Youall learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plugains that are available for GIMP and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a projectabased manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help strengthen your newly acquired abilities. What youall learn Install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Explore the interface and configuration options. Prepare your camera images for use on the Web, including rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Learn basic techniques such as drawing lines and shapes, utilizing patterns, and making use of gradients. Master advanced techniques such as layers, paths, and masks. Create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients. Discover tricks for fixing blemishes, removing redeye, and stitching together panoramic images. Who this book is for This book is for graphics designers, digital photographers, and hobbyists. Itas is aimed at those who need to utilize a fullafeatured image manipulation program but donat have hundreds of dollars to pay for Photoshop. GIMP is also the preferred image manipulation application for the open source advocate. GIMP is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.... either end.Very nice, and therea#39;s no other easy way to get this effect in GIMP. ... The big changes probably wona#39;t appear until GIMP 2.8, but in 2.6 youa#39;ll see one very useful change: wrapping. As you ... Integration with the online user manual.
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