A two-in-one guidebook and reference manual to the free graphics-editing program provides a comprehensive introduction to GIMP's many features while offering step-by-step instructions for a series of projects that encompass photo retouching, logo animation and website visuals. Original.
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.
Author: Jan Smith
Release Date: 2012-06-12
GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives us an easy way to use the power of GIMP, and enjoy digital photography and graphics without worrying about application features. GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven't used GIMP before. But what can we actually do with photos and graphical images? These questions are answered in a photo projects chapter as well as a chapter on digital painting: Starting with making small changes to photos and adding information to them to creating paintings and drawings without photographic input. GIMP for Absolute Beginners covers the newest version of GIMP, version 2.8, so you can be sure the book covers the latest GIMP features. **The print version of this book is black & white, but the ebook version is in color on color-enabled devices. **
Author: Jason van Gumster
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-04
The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation. If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python and Scheme scripting, and much more. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editor that runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digital graphics 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, or beginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuable techniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP for your 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 create high-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP's default filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customization with Python and Scheme scripting Get the most out of this free image editing tool for your production pipeline with the GIMP Bible. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Author: Klaus Goelker
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics. GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.
"Grokking the GIMP" is for the serious user of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, a premiere digital image editing and painting program. It covers the GIMP in depth, and complex tasks are intuitively presented and explained using an interactive approach. In addition to emphasizing the theory and core concepts of image manipulation, "Grokking the GIMP" beautifully illustrates the practical aspects of working with digital images. This fully 4-color book presents nine major projects and a collection of many smaller ones that illustrate the core and advanced uses of this powerful open-source application. Numbered steps and an abundance of color images walk the reader through real-world examples of color correction, image enhancement, collage, photo montage, rendering, and Web-graphics creation.
The GIMP Version 2.4 will be released end of 2005. We’ll likely be first to market a book about the new version. Other books are pre-Version 2.4 and very outdated Takes a project-based approach. Reader will be taught through real-world examples and projects immediately applicable for their own work GIMP is an emerging technology in Open Source that has been making big headlines. Was used to make the Scooby-Doo movie and the official mascot of Linux (Tux) GIMP works on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows. This book shows how to install it on each platform.
Have you always wanted to do the things the pro's are doing? Now you can!In ''The Ultimate GIMP Guide'' you will learn professional photo editing, retouching, and e-book cover design in GIMP in easy steps. The book starts from the very beginning, so when you are new to photo editing, that's no problem!The book starts with installing and configuring GIMP to make it look and act as Photoshop. Then all aspects of photo editing are covered, and no stone will be left unturned! Everything will be shown in easy to follow steps. You will learn how to improve and correct photographs professionally, and how to work with layers. You'll learn how to crop images, how to resize images, how to save images for web, how to save images for print, and how to make PDF's. You will learn professional retouching, like skin retouching with frequency separation, Liquify (for example to make someone thinner), how to let the program remove objects, and how to remove objects with the clone and heal tool.You will learn how to use masks, and how to make selections. In Chapter 5 we will go in to making professional selections with just a single click (this is not possible in Photoshop!) using the patented 'U-point technology'. The U-point technology is delivered by the Google Nik Collection, a professional high-end photo editing ''plug-in'' suite, used by professional photographers. The Google Nik Collection and its intregration into GIMP will be discussed in its whole. So in addition to gaining great expertise in GIMP, this book will also cover the complete Google Nik Collection.We'll download and install the software, together with a special plugin that will let you work with the Google Nik Collection from out of GIMP.You will learn how to create black and white images at a professional level with the most powerful black and white plugin on the market, and you will learn how to to sharpen images and remove noise. We�ll look at making vignettes, and HDR photography. We�ll look at the use of text, kerning text, and how to make eye-catching book covers. You'll learn everything about all the powerful blending modes, and the practical use of each blending mode will be shown and explained. You'll learn how to select hair, how to use and make patterns and gradients, and how to use and adjust a tablet. You will learn everything about brushes. How to create brushes yourself, the many special effects you can create with brushes (e.g. to create a flock of birds with just a single stroke, or to create grunge textures), and how to download free creative brushes. We will look at a popular skin retouching technique used by professionals called ''frequency separation'', and different methods for dodging and burning (selectively darkening and lightening of an image). We will discuss color theory, and it's direct connenction to the ways color is manipulated in photo manipulation programs. We'll discover creative filters that bring a different look and feel to your image.This book also comes with 8 hours of HD video. At the video platform you can ask me questions personally, which I will answer within 48 hours! I hope to meet you in the discussion forum.The book and course are created for the Windows (7,8,10) user. With some extra steps however, the Mac and Linux user can also follow along. Have a Mac / Linux? Contact me at the platform! The book has been printed in black and white to keep the price as low as possible. Although black and white doesn't compromise the learning experience, you will also get a Full Color PDF of the book. With the video course all learning material (images, plugins etc.) is included! I hope to meet you at the platform!About the writer: Bernard 't Hooft has over 15 years of experience with professional photo editing, and teaches photo editing at the VolksUniversiteit in the Netherlands. He has gathered his knowledge into a bestselling GIMP e-learning course and accompanying book, and has over 10,000 students.
Author: Dmitry Kirsanov
Publisher: No Starch Press
Release Date: 2009
Inkscape is a powerful, free, cross-platform, vector-based drawing tool similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. The Book of Inkscape, written by Inkscape developer and graphic designer Dmitry Kirsanov, is an in-depth guide to Inkscape, offering comprehensive coverage and creative advice on Inkscape's many capabilities. Kirsanov draws on his experience using Inkscape for design and illustration as well as his extensive knowledge of Inkscape's features, several of which he developed. Following an overview of vector-based graphics in general and SVG in particular, Kirsanov takes the reader from basic techniques-selecting, transforming, styling-to more advanced topics such as gradients and patterns, path editing, artistic drawing, clones and patterns, working with text, exporting bitmaps, and using extensions. The Book of Inkscape is a complete guide to Inkscape for every artist, whether amateur or professional.
Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP teaches the reader how to achieve professional results using this high end image editor. You'll learn how to do everything from making dull images "pop" to resurrecting badly damaged photographs deemed beyond any hope of rescue. There's no need to shell out good money month after month for the "big name" software package. GIMP 2.8 is a world-class image editor that wields almost as much power, and is completely free! Learning the art of photo retouching and restoration is fun and rewarding. Reclaim those treasured images from the ravages of time and neglect, and pass them on to future generations. Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP will provide you with a wide array of editing exercises to help you develop a high degree of proficiency. Whether you are the designated "family archivist" wanting to preserve your family history, or a professional photographer with a desire to add an extra revenue generating service, this book will be an invaluable aid. • Shows how to acquire the best scans and digitize large photographs. • Teaches you how to digitally repair damaged prints, correct color shifts, reclaim lost detail-even colorize black and white images. • Offers great tips on how to maintain and preserve your newly printed restored photographs, and how to properly store originals.