Open source software, also known as free software, now offers a creative platform with world-class programs. Crafting Digital Media is your foundation course in photographic manipulation, illustration, animation, making music, video editing, and more using open source software.
In this fully-updated second edition, author and long-time member of the GIMP community Akkana Peck introduces the GIMP and shows you everything about it that you'll want to knowincluding how to prepare images for display on web pages, touch up digital photos, tap into powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins, and automate tasks using scripts.
Sebastian Montabone is a computer vision expert who wants us to use our cameras and image processing software to come up with works of art. In this book, he teaches image processing techniques of ascending difficulty based on freely available tools.
Blender opens the door to the new world of 3D design and animation without the hefty price tag of other commercial tools. This book starts out new designers on the path from basic modeling to games physics.