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Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

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  • This is a unique practical short book on image compositing and optimization fundamentals
  • Examples are demonstrated using both GIMP, a free open source digital image application, and Adobe Photoshop
  • After completing this book, readers will have a comprehensive understanding of what goes into a Digital Image Compositing Pipeline
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4060-1
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About this book

Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals is an introductory title covering concepts central to digital imagery and digital image compositing using software packages such as Adobe Photoshop or the open source GIMP software, which is used for this book because it is free for commercial use. 

This book builds on the fundamental concepts of pixels, color depth and layers, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering pixel transparency using the alpha channel, pixel blending using Porter-Duff blending and transfer modes, and digital image file formats and key factors regarding a data footprint optimization work process.

What You'll Learn:

  • What are the most common memes in digital imaging 
  • What comprises a digital image compositing pipeline
  • What are the concepts behind digital imaging
  • How to install and use GIMP 2.8 or 2.9
  • What are and how to use the concepts behind color depth and image optimization
Audience:
This book is for those new to image compositing, editing.  Ideal for web developers, game developers who need to learn these kinds of fundamentals quickly and effectively.


About the authors

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Foundation of Digital Imaging: The Pixel

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-6

  • The Size of Digital Imaging: Resolution

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    Pages 7-13

  • The Shape of Digital Imaging: Aspect Ratio

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    Pages 15-21

  • The Color of Digital Imaging: Color Theory

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    Pages 23-29

  • The Digitization of Digital Imaging: Color Depth

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 31-37

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4060-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1639-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Image Compositing Fundamentals
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson, Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4060-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4060-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1639-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 166
Number of Illustrations and Tables
149 b/w illustrations
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