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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 2 edition (2 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593274149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593274146
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Michael J. Hammel has been a contributor to GIMP since 1996 (version 0.59). A former contributor to Linux Format magazine, Hammel is the author of three books on the GIMP: The Artist's Guide to the GIMP (SSC, 1998), Essential GIMP for Web Professionals (Prentice Hall, 2001), and The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects (No Starch Press, 2007). Hammel currently works as an embedded software engineer in Colorado Springs.


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The GIMP is a powerful image editor, similar in many ways to Photoshop, but with the distinct advantage of being free, open-source, and cross-platform (it will happily run on Windows, Linux and Mac). As with most high-end image editors, there's a bit of a learning curve, and The Artist's Guide to GIMP is a great way to start out on it. After a decent (but no-nonsense) introduction to the basics, it goes on to expose the reader to a wide range of image editing techniques via a set of focused how-to guides, each with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. In the process, the reader learns a lot about using the GIMP effectively, building up an array of useful techniques that can be applied elsewhere as they go.

The guides are short, only a few pages long at their lengthiest. After a brief introduction explaining each technique, along with an example "end product", the reader is given a set of to-the-point step-by-step instructions to follow. These tend to be very clear, and given enough time, anyone should be comfortable following them. Once the basics are down, many of the examples are then extended, with further steps on possible enhancements that could be applied.

One criticism of the book is that it's relatively light on techniques for photographers. While there is a whole section on photographic techniques, most of these concern less serious tasks like adding filters and effects - there's much less on the sort of tweaking and touching-up that are core to photography work, and guides on handling RAW images and more advanced masking techniques would have been appreciated. That said, there is a good guide on restoring old photos.
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The book itself is very well written and informative. It gives you a good overview into how to use GIMP to produce artistic digital content and covers all of the tools and methods required to do such. Everything is well laid out and clearly explained and it should work equally well for those new to GIMP or someone with prior experience (covering the basics early on, before moving on to more advanced methods).

My only criticism is that it feels fairly dated throughout. I was hoping (given the publication date was 2012) that it would give an overview into using GIMP for producing modern-looking web and print content. It seems a bit of a missed opportunity, for me, as most of the examples and illustrations look like they are from the late 90s or early to mid 2000s . As the publication date is recent, I can only assume that mainly parts of the text were edited to work with the latest edition (2.8) of GIMP.

That said, though, with a bit of thought, you can translate the teachings given (which are very good) to create more modern-looking content, it just seems a shame that it looks so dated and uninspiring (compared to modern Photoshop books).
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Whereas Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare's 'The Book of GIMP' (also from No Starch Press) is the most comprehensive book on GIMP currently available, Michael J. Hammel's 'The Artist's Guide to GIMP' is perhaps one of the most inspirational. It uses a series of projects to introduce the key elements of the world's best free bitmap design software, each of which have been cleverly designed to fuel your own creative juices. Above everything else this book proves beyond doubt that GIMP is not simply a poor-man's Photoshop (although with Adobe forcing people into a cloud based subscription this is not a bad thing!), it is a powerful creative tool which can breathe new life into your photography and graphic design projects.
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I've been using gimp for some time. This book did have a few new tricks. I would recommend this book to someone with limited experience.
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Not bad but a little too much like a recipe book. But it was certainly useful
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