If Blender is the best free alternative of Autodesk 3ds Max or Maya, then GIMP is the best free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Similarly, its. Consequentially, much of this book was written using the GIMP No. Yes. Portable Bitmap image. Commonly used in Unix and Linux. PDF pdf. Yes. No. Format: PDF ebook. ISBN N/A ISBN N/A Publisher/Date: Self-published/ May Website: Description: A beginner's.

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Sometimes I make an exception and I think the Book of GIMP might be one of those exceptions. The PDF version is available for a lower price that the paper. Whether you're just getting started with GIMP or working to master GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the Print Book and FREE Ebook (PDF), $ If you want to learn GIMP as a complete beginner, but you have no idea where to start, this book is for you. I wrote this e-book for people who hate technical.

I noticed that restarting Gimp seemed to avoid the size problem. Start with the template. Your cover creation workflow should be that the template.

It seems that the template. If you start from a blank Gimp file and set the pixels size and resolution, the numbers may not come out correctly.

Measure the required print size and image size You will use these measurements to double-check the size of your finished cover before exporting to PDF.

Clicking seems to introduce size errors later. Write down the Width and Height in inches from that dialog.

For our example book, the cover has a Do not click OK, which may introduce size errors later. Write down the Width and Height in pixels.

For our example book, the cover has a Width of pixels and a Height of pixels. Click Cancel to close the Image Size dialog.

Start with the Template. First a note or two about the actual book. I'm old-fashioned enough that I like real books that you can hold in your hands, with paper pages to turn. But I don't like cheaply-made stinky books you know what I mean.

'The Book of GIMP' is huge

It has decent quality paper, very readable text, and the illustrations are in color and nicely printed. It's quite pleasant to handle, albeit surprisingly heavy even given its pages.

Qua book, the only complaint that I would make is that the headings and subheadings could be a font-size or two more distinct from one another. As it is, I find myself reading right past a change in topic without realizing what happened until the content itself makes me take a second look.

Despite having a preference for reading real books as opposed to their digital counterparts, I try to not download real books to have around the house that's what libraries are for , preferring electronic books because they take up a lot less shelf space small joke and don't need dusting.

The PDF version is available for a lower price that the paper book and if you download the paper book, you also get the PDF. So having the paper book open to one side of my workspace is a lot more convenient than trying to read the PDF while working with GIMP.

Having learned the basics of navigating my way around the GIMP windows, dockers, flyouts, and dialogs, now I find the GIMP interface to be comfortable, convenient, and intuitive. So what did I learn from Chapter 1 that made me completely change my mind about the GIMP interface, from "this is not at all intuitive" to "this is convenient and incredibly well thought out"?

This is done in a step by step manner that the newcomer to GIMP should practice.

I should mention here that all the images that the author uses as examples are available on the DVD that accompanies the book and it is suggested that the student new to GIMP download the images and follow the step by step procedures as Klaus Goelker demonstrates them.

Curves and the placement of control points as well as how to remove them are next demonstrated.

Hue and saturation adjustments are next. Saving an image for the Internet is next.

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As demonstrations contine, Touchup work is the next topic. This includes Color Casts, then we move on to removing spots, dust, and scratches. While not all key commands are the same between the Mac and the PC and while it seems that most of these commands are demonstrated in the Windows versions, translating each to the Mac is relatively easy with a little experimentation —using only a single button mouse on the Mac is the culprit. Healing, filters, sharpening, noise reduction, Gaussian blur, Non Linear, Edge Enhancement, Simulating Film Grain, are all demonstrated in step by step procedures which use the sample images provided on the DVD which accompanies the book.

Part 3 of the volume introduces us to Masks and Layers and the corresponding painting, filling, and color tools. Selections and edit menus give us means of modifying our selections.

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Red eye removal is demonstrated along with suggestions as to how to avoid it in the first place. The seemingly magic abilities of layers and how they work is explored.

Correcting over and under-exposed images can be corrected in layers. Using Perspective Correction shows how to eliminate out of parallel appearing lines in images taken at less than optimum camera angles. Freshening a Dull Sky gives us another eleven pages of step by step procedures, and this is followed by adding a sun and sunlight modifications.

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Now the author introduces the procedures of adding text to an image; this includes creating three-dimensional text and drop shadows. Paths and Text are demonstrated, aligning images with the alignment tool, and the Cage Transform Tool are defined and demonstrated step by step.But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master.

Author Bios Jason van Gumster is a production artist at Hand Turkey Studios, where he specializes in using open-source tools to produce animations and visual effects for television, film, and video games. Michael N. I rotated the image, cropped it, and changed out the eyes with another image that someone had kindly let me use.

Gimp is an open source image editing application, with many features similar to those of Adobe Photoshop. Freshening a Dull Sky gives us another eleven pages of step by step procedures, and this is followed by adding a sun and sunlight modifications.

Whenever you want to see what your cover-in-progress looks like without the template, click the eye icon for the template layer in the Layers — Brushes panel.

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