GIMP for Absolute Beginners

GIMP for Absolute Beginners

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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 a white, but the ebook version is in color on color-enabled devices. ** What youa€™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 What is GIMP? Finding and Installing GIMP Getting to Know the GIMP Work Area Basic Computer Graphics in GIMP Editing the whole Image Improving Photosa€”Working on Parts of an Image Photo Projectsa€”Adding to Images Installing a Graphics Tablet in GIMP Digital Art Hints, Tips and Further HelpAssistance is available from the Help menu in GIMP. However, ifyou click Help in GIMP, you may see the following message: a€œThe GIMP user manual is not installed on your computer.a€ Click the Read Online button or install the help packageanbsp;...

Title:GIMP for Absolute Beginners
Author:Jan Smith, Roman Joost
Publisher:Apress - 2012-04-25


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