From the Back Cover
The most current and comprehensive desktop GIMP reference you'llfind!
Create dazzling digital graphics using GIMP
Edit photos, paint, create animation, batch process—youcan do it all with the free, open-source GNU Image ManipulationProgram (GIMP) and the instruction in this comprehensive GIMPBible. This valuable book first introduces you to GIMP's interfaceand tools, then clearly shows you how to manage an entireproduction pipeline and produce high-quality images. If you're anartist, photographer, Web designer, or animator using GIMP, this isthe book you need to succeed.
Find out what GIMP can and can't do—and master all of itstools
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 automatetasks
Animate by hand or add effects to video with the GIMP AnimationPackage
Intelligently resize images with Liquid Rescale
Create custom effects with scripting and other advancedtechniques
Companion Web Site
Find the latest GIMP updates, as well as support materials forthe book's tutorials and supplemental tutorials atwiley.com/go/GIMPBible.com. The site also includes links to themost current versions of GIMP plug-ins, tips on how to installthem, and a blog where you can ask questions pertaining to the GIMPBible.
- 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
About the Author
Jason van Gumster
is a production artist at Hand TurkeyStudios, where he specializes in using open-source tools to produceanimations and visual effects for television, film, and videogames. In addition to GIMP, he is well-versed in a broad spectrumof open-source tools including Blender, Inkscape, Cinelerra, andScribus.
Robert Shimonski is a senior-level systems and networkengineer with over 15 years of production experience working withenterprise applications, systems, and solutions. He is an expert inWeb and digital media.