From the Back Cover
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 wiley.com/go/GIMPBible.com. 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
About the Author
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. In addition to GIMP, he is well-versed in a broad spectrum of open-source tools including Blender, Inkscape, Cinelerra, and Scribus.
Robert Shimonski is a senior-level systems and network engineer with over 15 years of production experience working with enterprise applications, systems, and solutions. He is an expert in Web and digital media.