GIMP Bible
By Jason van Gumster, Robert J. Shimonski
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 722

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 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
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