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978-1-59059-587-9 / 1590595874

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional (Beginning from Novice to Professional)

by Peck, Akkana

Publisher:Apress

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional explains how to use the open source image manipulation program, GIMP version 2.4. Youll learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X platforms. Once youve installed the application, youll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quickandsimple project to familiarize yourself even further.

With fourcolor graphics and screenshots throughout, youll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pagesincluding functions like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. The book also explains with great detail how to utilize layers, paths, and masks. Youll also learn how to draw lines and shapes, use patterns and gradients, and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients.

Touchups are covered thoroughly: how to smudge away blemishes, fix redeye, and stitch panoramic images. Youll even learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plugins that are available and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is laid out in a projectbased manner, so as you progress through it, numerous projects help solidify your newly acquired abilities.

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