The book of GIMP: a complete guide to nearly everything / by Olivier Lecarme and. View the summary of this work. Bookmark: The Book of GIMP has 52 ratings and 7 reviews. GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. by. Olivier Lecarme . The Book Of Gimp by Olivier Lecarme, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and ollivier images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work lecafme. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to: The Pencil Soft Preset – An extremely realistic simulation of drawing with a charcoal pencil.

The Smudge Soft Preset – Provides the best option for smoothing a painting without making it look dirty. The Edge Filter – Can be used to create extraordinary interpretations of dull photos.

The Make Seamless Filter – Offers the ability leecarme generate very simple tiled backgrounds for web pages. Olivier Lecarme is a professor emeritus in computer science at the University of Nice, France. He has a doctorate in computer science. He has been a professor at the Universities of Grenoble, Montreal, Lausanne, and Nice, and has taught many aspects of computer science, including programming language fundamentals and graphics processing.

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Karine Delvare is a web development consultant. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Improve the lighting and composition of images Remove distortions and noise to make old and damaged photos look like new Create stunning panoramas and digital collages using a series of photos Make, edit, and export custom textures, logos, and animated GIFs Work with selections, channels, and lecxrme to edit images like a pro Create colorful digital art, lecare by layer The book’s second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP’s many features, including color lecarmee, masks, filters, ,ecarme plug-ins.

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Everything is shown very step by step, before and after pictures. Have been using Gimp for years, and I still learned a lot from this lecarje.

Very little that he missed. Anna Erishkigal Top Contributor: If you use GIMP, this will help you get the most out of it. The directions are pretty clear. My only gripe is sometimes you have to hunt to solve some of the more obscure problems that are really quirks of GIMP and nothing to do with this book i.

It’s not the books fault GIMP does this, but I wish they’d mentioned that when you go to enlarge or erase things there are quirky things that will leave you ripping out your hair when your mouse suddenly stops working.

I bought this book to use GIMP to tidy up my photographs. This book helped me achieve that goal.

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The first half of the book is chock-full of step by step tutorials to perform many common photo manipulation and other graphics tasks. I was able to learn everything by following along as the authors described the steps. You need to repeat the steps as they describe it for true learning to occur.

It would also help if you consider the tutorials to be a starting point, and then practice the tools by yourself, perhaps with some additional Googling. I did not like the ebook version of this book. The changes to some pictures are subtle and difficult to notice on an e-reader.

Oluvier are a lot of picture references that are difficult to flip to and comprehend on an iPad or Kindle. You will do much better with the paper book. A nice touch is that the paper book is printed on quality paper, and is saddle stitched! I’m computer savvy, been using them since apple ][ and before. Been using Linux exclusively for ten years debian, if anyone cares However, I am seriously deficient in any photo manipulation knowledge. I bought this book hoping it would ‘teach me the basics’ as it claims, however it only skims over basics assuming a level of knowledge that is beyond me.

I ollvier it completely useless as a learning tool.

I was unable to figure out from this book how to do simple things like manually crop a photo, let alone understand layers. As a previous reviewer said, the ‘tutorials’ without the specific photos used are pretty much useless as a learning tool. Hopefully in a few years, when I’ve learned how to manipulate photos in general, I can use this as a reference, but for now it’s ooivier doorstop.

I read technical history and textual criticism books on a regular basis, so I do not think it’s a lack of reading comprehension. Lecagme any one who has tried to use Lecxrme, you’ll realize the software has a very steep learning curve.

It’s not an easy software to use and not intuitive like others software like Photoshop. But, “The Book of GIMP” simplifies that learning curve considerably by breaking down things into manageable chunks of information to learn how to use the software effectively.


Once you learn this software, you’ll see that it will do just as much, if not more than Photoshop. This book fills that niche quite nicely and provides easy to follow directions to editing photos and doing your own graphics lecsrme a web lecwrme. I view anything worth learning takes some time and effort. This book makes it a lot easier to use and understand what GIMP is all about.

Yimp on top of this, when you down load GIMP you’re getting a software that is free and comparable to using the professional version of Photoshop that costs an arm, leg and your first born to buy. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This technical content of this book is very good.

The downside is the images included are way too small to be useful. For a book that is about image processing, this is inexcusable. I’ve got access to Safari books online at work and the images included their are suitably sized. Don’t know why they are so small in the Kindle version. I would return this for a refund if I could and buy the e-book directly from the lecarmee.

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Alas, I’m not allowed to. Don’t buy this Kindle book. Get the book directly from he publisher. Yes, I know it’s more expensive, but at least you can see the images. There are plenty of books written about how to use Photoshop.

It’s is currently up to date with the latest version 2. If you understand how powerful this program is, you will obviously understand that only familiarity with usage will make you a proficient user of GIMP It is written and edited by some of the major writers of this open source program, so they really know the in’s and out’s of this program, and, subsequently, know how to get the most out of it.

This book is as Technical as needs to be for those who just want to USE the program, without wanting to write code to help improve it. All in All, if you are after a definative book on GIMP, that is up to date [June ] and it’s usage, well this is definitely the one to get.

I bought this book to use with gimp 2. Will keep this book as a reference anyway. See all reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Learn Professional photo editing Paperback.

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