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The Artist's Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers (Covers GIMP 2.8) [Paperback]

Michael J. Hammel
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Table of Contents

; About the Author; About the Technical Reviewer; Acknowledgments; Credits; Introduction; What This Book Is About; What This Book Is Not About; How This Book Is Organized; A Few More Hints; Chapter 1: Fundamental Techniques; 1.1 Multi-Window vs. Single-Window Mode; 1.2 The GIMP Toolbox; 1.3 The Image Window; 1.4 The Preferences Dialog; 1.5 1.1 Drawing and Painting; 1.6 1.2 Layers and Modes; 1.7 1.3 Color Modes; 1.8 1.4 Selections; 1.9 1.5 Paths; 1.10 1.6 Drawing Basic Shapes; 1.11 1.7 Patterns and Gradients; 1.12 1.8 Working with Text; 1.13 1.9 Digital Cameras; 1.14 1.10 Basic Tutorials; Chapter 2: Photographic Effects; 2.1 2.1 Soft Focus; 2.2 2.2 Photo to Sketch; 2.3 2.3 Antiquing with Sepia Tones; 2.4 2.4 Color Swap; 2.5 2.5 Changing Depth of Field; 2.6 2.6 Reflections on Glass; 2.7 2.7 Lake Reflection; 2.8 2.8 Photo Restoration; 2.9 2.9 Casting Light Through a Window; 2.10 2.10 Light Streaks; 2.11 2.11 Miniaturizing a Scene; 2.12 Tips for Photographic Effects; Chapter 3: Web Design; 3.1 Working in a Native Medium; 3.2 GIMP Tools for Web Design; 3.3 3.1 Gel Buttons; 3.4 3.2 Metal Buttons; 3.5 3.3 Tabs; 3.6 3.4 Website Banners; 3.7 3.5 Simple Logos; 3.8 3.6 Icons; 3.9 Tips for Web Design; Chapter 4: Advertising and Special Effects; 4.1 Print vs. Web; 4.2 Stock Images; 4.3 Color, Contrast, and Grayscale; 4.4 It’s Up to You; 4.5 4.1 Creative Text Design; 4.6 4.2 3-D Package Designs; 4.7 4.3 Reflective Glass; 4.8 4.4 Popping an Image; 4.9 4.5 Shiny Emblem; 4.10 4.6 Wine Bottle; 4.11 4.7 Gears; 4.12 4.8 Cube City; 4.13 4.9 Underwater; 4.14 4.10 Colored Lighting; 4.15 4.11 iPod; 4.16 Tips for Advertising and Special Effects; Chapter 5: Type Effects; 5.1 GIMP’s Text Tools; 5.2 Predefined Text Effects; 5.3 Creating Your Own Type Effects; 5.4 5.1 Chrome and Metal Text; 5.5 5.2 Gel Type; 5.6 5.3 Distressed Text; 5.7 5.4 Frost; 5.8 5.5 Neon Signs; 5.9 5.6 Spray Paint; 5.10 Tips for Type Effects; Chapter 6: Creative Inspiration; 6.1 6.1 Fire Girl; 6.2 6.2 Star Field; 6.3 6.3 Creamsicle Love; 6.4 6.4 Mobsterville;

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