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GIMP Bible [Kindle Edition]

Jason van Gumster , Robert Shimonski
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program

GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation.

If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python and Scheme scripting, and much more.

  • GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editor that runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digital graphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images, creating basic GIF animated images, and more
  • Whether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, or beginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuable techniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP for your projects
  • Topics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it, in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to create high-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP's default filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customization with Python and Scheme scripting

Get the most out of this free image editing tool for your production pipeline with the GIMP Bible.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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The most current and comprehensive desktop GIMP reference you′ll find! Create dazzling digital graphics using GIMP Edit photos, paint, create animation, batch process—you can do it all with the free, open–source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) and the instruction in this comprehensive GIMP Bible. This valuable book first introduces you to GIMP′s interface and tools, then clearly shows you how to manage an entire production pipeline and produce high–quality images. If you′re an artist, photographer, Web designer, or animator using GIMP, this is the book you need to succeed. Find out what GIMP can and can′t do—and master all of its tools Learn to use layers, paths, channels, and colors effectively Start painting in GIMP with improved paint dynamics Master a slew of filters and masks and see how to automate tasks Animate by hand or add effects to video with the GIMP Animation Package Intelligently resize images with Liquid Rescale Create custom effects with scripting and other advanced techniques Companion Web Site Find the latest GIMP updates, as well as support materials for the book′s tutorials and supplemental tutorials at The site also includes links to the most current versions of GIMP plug–ins, tips on how to install them, and a blog where you can ask questions pertaining to the GIMP Bible. Digital images are sampled into a grid of pixels Control image desaturation with the Channel Mixer Apply textures painted in GIMP to a character model Use GIMP to create high–quality images Learn all features, functions, and tools Master default filters and common plug–ins

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18256 KB
  • Print Length: 770 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470523972
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (4 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NNV0OK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #757,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars doesn't really do it for me 24 May 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this although there were no other reviews at the time - just to see what it was like. I also bought another GIMP book at the same time which I really like, but this one disappoints me.

It's hard to be hard but ...

The illustrations are in B&W which is ridiculous for a book about colour image processing; in many cases it is impossible to even imagine what the authors are trying to illustrate.

The links to the web site which supplements the book don't work!!

The style is dry - it's hard work and doesn't make you want to keep reading. I believe that this is because the authors have fallen into the trap of describing/explaining what the software does rather than how you can do what you want to do _with_ the software. Sadly, I have written several software instruction manuals that also fell into this trap - and I was told by my customers how unhelpful they found them.

The book is detailed and contains plenty of information and I am sure I will find it useful for reference, but I cannot recommend it as a first book on GIMP or to learn how to use GIMP.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 19 Oct. 2012
By egon123
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent reference book. I can't imagine that anyone would read it cover to cover, but every function in GIMP is described an explained in detail, in an easy to understand language.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value Guide to GIMP 18 Oct. 2010
By Tony
This is a very thorough guide to GIMP containing both theory and tutorials. The tutorials could be better explained and illustrated and it is not an easy slog, but perhaps that's more the result of GIMP's capabilities. There are not many GIMP guides available and this is certainly the best, and best value, I have seen.
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