GROKKING THE GIMP PDF

Principles of image manipulation explained in the context of the GIMP. The Scoop One of the standout userland programs to come from Free Software development, the GIMP offers a powerful range of features for digital imagery. Compounding the complexity challenge, the GIMP has its own way of doing things. Half of the work of editing an image seems to be making a good selection.

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Principles of image manipulation explained in the context of the GIMP. The Scoop One of the standout userland programs to come from Free Software development, the GIMP offers a powerful range of features for digital imagery. Compounding the complexity challenge, the GIMP has its own way of doing things. Half of the work of editing an image seems to be making a good selection.

Again, the author has theory to divulge and tips to present to improve your technique. Though only a few tools and methods are discussed, they are fundamental to all advanced operations. Note that the book covers the as-yet unreleased 1. This attractive book is well-printed, with plenty of full-color images and good figures. The decision to add a few common problems and frequently asked questions at the end of most chapters is commendable.

Banks assumes little prior knowledge of the GIMP. More experienced users can skip this, though I found a couple of timesaving tidbits.

The same may be said of chapter two, on layers, though the material quickly moves beyond what an average user might discover in an afternoon. The selections and masks chapters form the real foundation for most GIMP work -- how do you choose parts of your image to edit?

The next two chapters pile on the theory. The final three chapters each cover different tasks one might wish to accomplish. Bunks explores various techniques while creating projects.

Screenshots and commentary accompany step-by-step instructions. Rounding things out are a handy keyboard shortcut guide and a detailed index. Things do get pretty heady in the theory section. Readers looking for a guide to the dozens of distributed plugins will be disappointed -- this book is more interested in the general techniques used in nearly every non-simple project. Finally, the book seems a little short. The Summary Nearly anyone will benefit from the deep magic behind the menu operations.

Move past cheesy banners and poorly-executed lasso operations. Double the size and power of your toolbox, and get to know the GIMP. Or buy it at ThinkGeek. Table of Contents.

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