GIMP for Absolute Beginners

GIMP for Absolute Beginners
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (April 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430231688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430231684
eBook Description:

GIMP for Absolute Beginners

GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven’t used GIMP before.

GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives us an easy way to use the power of GIMP, and enjoy digital photography and graphics without worrying about application features.

GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven’t used GIMP before.

But what can we actually do with photos and graphical images? These questions are answered in a photo projects chapter as well as a chapter on digital painting: Starting with making small changes to photos and adding information to them to creating paintings and drawings without photographic input.

GIMP is as much a tool for the hobbyist as it is for the professional. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives you the skills you need to produce graphic designs and makes the learning process enjoyable.

GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven’t used GIMP before.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to install GIMP and navigate its interface
  • Improve image quality with GIMP
  • Increase your design prowess
  • Have fun with digital painting projects

Who this book is for

Hobbyists, occasional designers, enthusiastic photographers, graphical design amateurs, and beginning illustrators.

GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven’t used GIMP before.

GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives us an easy way to use the power of GIMP, and enjoy digital photography and graphics without worrying about application features.

GIMP is as much a tool for the hobbyist as it is for the professional. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives you the skills you need to produce graphic designs and makes the learning process enjoyable.

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