Beginning GIMP. From Novice to Pro by Akkana Peck

By Akkana Peck

I discovered this ebook to include appropriate info that may be valuable in ones trip into the interesting international of photograph manipulation utilizing GIMP.
— Ravi Kumar, Slashdot contributor
This e-book is excellent for the thoroughly new person, yet even the professional veteran can study fairly a bit.
— Chad W. Smith, GIMPShop dot Net
This one is the main finished and priceless books that I’ve chanced on. I supply it a 5 for 5. I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to others.
— Mark Vandewettering, Brainwagon
Beginning GIMP: From beginner to expert explains the best way to use the open resource picture manipulation software, GIMP model 2.4. You’ll the right way to set up GIMP on home windows, Linux, and MacOS X systems. as soon as you’ve put in the appliance, you’ll find out about the interface and configuration ideas, after which leap right into a quick–and–simple undertaking to get yourself up to speed even further.
With four–color pictures and screenshots all through, you’ll the way to arrange digital camera photographs for reveal on internet pagesincluding services like rescaling, cropping, and balancing colour. The e-book additionally explains with nice element easy methods to make the most of layers, paths, and mask. You’ll additionally the right way to draw traces and shapes, use styles and gradients, or even create your individual brushes, styles, and gradients.
Touch–ups are lined completely: tips to smudge away blemishes, repair red–eye, and sew panoramic pictures. You’ll even how you can faucet into the robust filters, results, and plug–ins which are on hand and automate initiatives utilizing scripts. the complete e-book is specified by a project–based demeanour, in order you move via it, a number of tasks support solidify your newly obtained talents.

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In some image formats, such as GIF, the comment will be saved along with the image. You can use this to attach copyright notices or signatures to your images. Or you can keep the default, “Created with The GIMP” to let people know which image-editing program you like the best. qxd 20 1/27/06 3:46 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 1 ■ GET TO KNOW THE GIMP Default Grid Moving on past the New Image category, we find Default Grid. You can make the GIMP’s grid visible from the View menu of an image window: View ➤ Show Grid.

Click on the chain link, and it opens—now the two quantities are independent, and you can change them separately. Figure 1-16. Chain link icons Below the resolution options is a Colorspace selector (Figure 1-15). New images can be in full color (RGB) or in grayscale. Most people will want to leave this option as RGB. Fill with lets you control the page color of new images. You can use either the GIMP’s current background color, its foreground color, white, or transparent. Finally, images can have a comment associated with them.

Or you can keep the default, “Created with The GIMP” to let people know which image-editing program you like the best. qxd 20 1/27/06 3:46 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 1 ■ GET TO KNOW THE GIMP Default Grid Moving on past the New Image category, we find Default Grid. You can make the GIMP’s grid visible from the View menu of an image window: View ➤ Show Grid. Grids can be helpful if you need to draw a lot of horizontal and vertical lines with well-defined intersections. Image Windows The GIMP offers quite a few preferences that you can use to control the appearance and behavior of the GIMP’s image windows (Figure 1-17).

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