Beginning GIMP. From Novice to Pro by Akkana Peck

By Akkana Peck

I discovered this publication to include suitable details that could be useful in ones trip into the attention-grabbing global of snapshot manipulation utilizing GIMP.
— Ravi Kumar, Slashdot contributor
This e-book is superb for the thoroughly new consumer, yet even the pro veteran can examine rather a bit.
— Chad W. Smith, GIMPShop dot Net
This one is the main accomplished and necessary books that I’ve discovered. I provide it a 5 for 5. I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to others.
— Mark Vandewettering, Brainwagon
Beginning GIMP: From amateur to expert explains the best way to use the open resource photograph manipulation application, GIMP model 2.4. You’ll find out how to set up GIMP on home windows, Linux, and MacOS X structures. as soon as you’ve put in the applying, you’ll know about the interface and configuration techniques, after which bounce right into a quick–and–simple undertaking to make yourself familiar even further.
With four–color pics and screenshots all through, you’ll the right way to organize digital camera photos for exhibit on net pagesincluding features like rescaling, cropping, and balancing colour. The e-book additionally explains with nice aspect easy methods to make the most of layers, paths, and mask. You’ll additionally how to draw strains and shapes, use styles and gradients, or even create your individual brushes, styles, and gradients.
Touch–ups are coated completely: how you can smudge away blemishes, repair red–eye, and sew panoramic pictures. You’ll even easy methods to faucet into the robust filters, results, and plug–ins which are to be had and automate projects utilizing scripts. the full 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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You’ll also see this dialog the first time you save a new image. qxd 1/27/06 3:48 PM Page 33 CHAPTER 2 ■ IMPROVING DIGITAL PHOTOS Figure 2-4. The Save dialog The Save in folder popup offers a list that corresponds to the “bookmarks” you’ve set up in the GIMP’s Open dialog. You can get a file selector that gives you more choices by clicking on the expander next to Browse for other folders. The Select File Type expander lets you choose an image format. jpg to save in JPEG format) and GIMP will use the appropriate format.

The Dialogs menu gives you access to any dialog, whether or not it’s currently visible; it’s the same as the Dialogs menu in the Toolbox window. Filters provides access to the plethora of image filters and plug-ins available in the GIMP. Most external plug-ins you install will also show up in these menus. 2 and earlier, it wasn’t always easy to predict in which of these menus a particular function would show up. It depended on the language in which the function was written: C, Python, Perl, or Script-Fu.

You could use an image you already have in a file on your hard disk, and use the GIMP’s File ➤ Open... dialog to open it. But you may want to choose an image you’re keeping on a website. The GIMP makes it especially easy to open an image that is on the web: just drag from the image in the browser window, and drop it onto GIMP’s Toolbox window. Drop it anywhere over the tool buttons; it isn’t important which button is underneath. When you drop the image (release the mouse button) over the Toolbox window, a New Image window containing the chosen image opens (Figure 1-18).

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