GIMP for Absolute Beginners

By Jan Smith , Roman Joost

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GIMP is as much a tool for the hobbyist as it is for the professional. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives you the skills you need to produce graphic designs and makes the learning process enjoyable.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3168-4
  • 352 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: April 24, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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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. **

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to install GIMP and navigate its interface
  • Improve image quality with GIMP
  • Increase your design prowess
  • Have fun with digital painting projects

Who this book is for

Hobbyists, occasional designers, enthusiastic photographers, graphical design amateurs, and beginning illustrators.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. What is GIMP?
  2. Finding and Installing GIMP
  3. Getting to Know the GIMP Work Area
  4. Basic Computer Graphics in GIMP
  5. Editing the whole Image
  6. Improving Photos—Working on Parts of an Image
  7. Photo Projects—Adding to Images
  8. Installing a Graphics Tablet in GIMP
  9. Digital Art
  10. Hints, Tips and Further Help
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