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.
**The print version of this book is black & white, but the ebook version is in color on color-enabled devices. **
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What is GIMP?
Chapter 2. Finding and Installing GIMP
Chapter 3. Getting to Know the GIMP Work Area
Chapter 4. Basic Computer Graphics in GIMP
Chapter 5. Editing the whole Image
Chapter 6. Improving Photos—Working on Parts of an Image
Chapter 7. Photo Projects—Adding to Images
Chapter 8. Installing a Graphics Tablet in GIMP
Chapter 9. Digital Art
Chapter 10. Hints, Tips and Further Help