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This concise, example-rich guide shows Web professionals exactly how to create high-quality graphics with the GIMP, the free open source alternative to Photoshop(r). It delivers no-nonsense, practical coverage based on real-world projects you can see and download from a live Web site! Master layers, selections and masks, text, color management, drawing, painting, image maps, animation, working from scans, using effects and rendering filters — even scripting!
Use The GIMP to create all these Web graphics, and more!
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MICHAEL J. HAMMEL is a freelance writer and software developer focused on graphics-related issues in Linux and UNIX environments. Hammel's articles have appeared in Linux magazine and Linux Answers. His book The Artist's Guide to the GIMP (SSC), was the first published text on the GIMP. His Web site, www.graphics-muse.com, is an essential resource for anyone working with Linux graphics tools.