Beginning GIMP

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Akkana Peck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Pages 67-108
  3. Pages 109-158
  4. Pages 159-212
  5. Pages 213-248
  6. Pages 249-292
  7. Pages 293-341
  8. Pages 343-390
  9. Pages 391-433
  10. Pages 435-480
  11. Pages 481-519
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 521-557

About this book


From first installation to advanced image manipulation techniques, Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition explains how anyone can utilize GIMP: a free, open source image manipulation program. You will learn how to install GIMP on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. Once you've installed the application, you'll learn about the interface and configuration options, and then jump into a quick and simple project to familiarize yourself.

With four–color graphics and screenshots throughout, you'll learn how to prepare camera images for display on web pages—including processes like rescaling, cropping, and balancing color. Utilizing layers, paths, and masks are also covered in extensive detail. Of course, you will also learn how to draw lines and shapes; utilize patterns and gradients; and even create your own brushes, patterns, and gradients.

GIMP expert and author Akkana Peck teaches you how to touch up digital photographs, smudging away blemishes, fixing red–eye, and stitching panoramic images. You'll learn how to tap into the powerful filters, effects, and plug–ins that are available for GIMP and automate tasks using scripts. The entire book is approached in a project–based manner, and as you progress, numerous projects will help strengthen your newly acquired abilities.


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