Practical Glimpse

Learn to Edit and Create Digital Photos and Art with This Powerful Open Source Image Editor

Authors: Whitt, Phillip

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  • Teaches Glimpse 0.1.0, a fork of the popular open source GIMP image editing software
  • The information and tutorials in this book are also applicable to GIMP 2.10 and 2.14
  • Written by Phillip Whitt, author of several Apress titles and highly-experienced image editing professional
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About this book

Learn how to edit images and create compelling digital art with Glimpse, the newest open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. This book explores Glimpse's broad selection of tools and features that can create beautiful (raster) digital art; painting, drawings, and art created from photos by applying one of the many filters to create artistic effects. 

You will quickly become acquainted with this powerful program and understand how to use workspace tools and layers. You will learn step-by-step how to correct exposure, digitally retouch and repair damaged photos, and handle just about any photo editing task—even colorizing grayscale images. Practice files are provided with step-by-step instructions to jump into photo editing and art creation.

Glimpse is a powerful program that is a viable alternative to Adobe Photoshop and other proprietary software. The possibilities of the art one can create are almost limitless—get started with it using this book today.

What You'll Learn

  • Navigate the Glimpse workspace
  • Use layers, which are essential in any professional quality image editing program
  • Work with the varied tools that Glimpse offers
  • Enhance, retouch, and modify digital images
  • Restore and repair damaged family photos, and create composites such as replacing backgrounds
  • Create compelling digital artwork using the drawing tools and by applying artistic filters

Who This Book Is For

Anyone desiring to learn serious image editing with Glimpse. It can be used by both fledgling and professional photographers, freelance graphic designers, students, genealogists, and more. Because it’s free, it can be especially advantageous to teachers, students, and small business owners on a budget. 

About the authors

Phillip Whitt is an author, photo retouch professional and graphic designer. He is the author of several Apress books and video tutorials pertaining to image editing using GIMP and Adobe Photoshop Elements. He has edited, retouched, and restored countless digital images since the late 1990s. He has served both clients from the general public and a number of commercial clients over the years. In addition to over 20 years of image editing and graphic design experience, he also has an Expert Rating Certification in Adobe Photoshop Skills, and VTC certifications in GIMP and Scribus.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6327-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Softcover $37.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Glimpse
Book Subtitle
Learn to Edit and Create Digital Photos and Art with This Powerful Open Source Image Editor
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Phillip Whitt
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6327-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6327-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6326-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 248
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 248 illustrations in colour
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