Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Learning GIMP

    1. Chapter 1 Getting Started

      1. 1.1 GIMP Basics
      2. 1.2 Image Handling Basics
      3. 1.3 Working with Images
      4. 1.4 Using a Tablet
      5. 1.5 Exercises
    2. Chapter 2 Photograph Retouching

      1. 2.1 Tutorial: Enhancing Badly Taken Photographs
      2. 2.2 Global Transformations
      3. 2.3 Local Transformations
      4. 2.4 Retouching a Scanned Photograph
      5. 2.5 Advanced Techniques
      6. 2.6 Exercises
    3. Chapter 3 Drawing and Illustration

      1. 3.1 Tutorial: Colorizing a Drawing
      2. 3.2 Painting and Drawing
      3. 3.3 Filling an Area
      4. 3.4 Dodging, Burning, and Smudging
      5. 3.5 The Digital Painting Process
      6. 3.6 Drawing Shapes
      7. 3.7 Exercises
    4. Chapter 4 Logos and Textures

      1. 4.1 Tutorial: Making a Luggage Tag
      2. 4.2 Textures
      3. 4.3 Logos
      4. 4.4 Exercises
    5. Chapter 5 Composite Photography

      1. 5.1 Tutorial: Building a Composite Portrait
      2. 5.2 Selections, Overlaying, and Blending Modes
      3. 5.3 Building a Panorama
      4. 5.4 Image Overlaying
      5. 5.5 Exercises
    6. Chapter 6 Animation

      1. 6.1 Tutorial: Animated Text
      2. 6.2 Building an Animated GIF by Hand
      3. 6.3 Using Animation Tools
      4. 6.4 Using GAP
      5. 6.5 Exercises
    7. Chapter 7 Image Preprocessing

      1. 7.1 Tutorial: Extracting Information from a Picture
      2. 7.2 The Principles of Preprocessing
      3. 7.3 Filtering
      4. 7.4 Edge Detection
      5. 7.5 Exercises
    8. Chapter 8 Designing a Website

      1. 8.1 Tutorial: Laying Out a Website
      2. 8.2 Fixed- and Variable-Width Designs
      3. 8.3 Web Design Tools
      4. 8.4 Optimizing Images for the Web
      5. 8.5 Exercises
  2. Reference

    1. Chapter 9 The GIMP Interface

      1. 9.1 The Main Windows
      2. 9.2 Fundamental GIMP Commands
      3. 9.3 Working with the GIMP Interface
      4. 9.4 Creating, Loading, Saving, and Exporting Files
      5. 9.5 Undoing
      6. 9.6 The GIMP Help System
    2. Chapter 10 Display

      1. 10.1 Rulers and Units
      2. 10.2 Guides
      3. 10.3 Grids
      4. 10.4 Zoom
      5. 10.5 Using Multiple Views
    3. Chapter 11 Layers

      1. 11.1 The Layers Dialog
      2. 11.2 The Layers Menu
      3. 11.3 Layer Groups
      4. 11.4 The Image: Layer Menu
    4. Chapter 12 Color

      1. 12.1 Concepts
      2. 12.2 Blending Modes
      3. 12.3 Color Management
      4. 12.4 The Major Color Tools
      5. 12.5 Additional Color Tools
      6. 12.6 The Color Submenus
    5. Chapter 13 Selections

      1. 13.1 What Is a Selection?
      2. 13.2 The Seven Selection Tools
      3. 13.3 The Paths Tool
      4. 13.4 Using Selections
    6. Chapter 14 Masks

      1. 14.1 Selection Masks
      2. 14.2 Layer Masks
      3. 14.3 Using Masks and Channels
    7. Chapter 15 Drawing Tools

      1. 15.1 Digital Art
      2. 15.2 An Overview of the Drawing Tools
      3. 15.3 Shared Features
      4. 15.4 The Fill Tools
      5. 15.5 The Painting Tools
      6. 15.6 The Cloning Tools
      7. 15.7 The Modifying Tools
      8. 15.8 The Text Tool
      9. 15.9 The Color Picker Tool and the Measure Tool
      10. 15.10 Combining Tool Presets, Brushes, and Paint Dynamics
    8. Chapter 16 Transformation Tools

      1. 16.1 Global Transformations
      2. 16.2 Local Transformations
    9. Chapter 17 Filters

      1. 17.1 Common Properties
      2. 17.2 The Blur Filters
      3. 17.3 The Enhance Filters
      4. 17.4 The Distorts Filters
      5. 17.5 The Light and Shadow Filters
      6. 17.6 The Noise Filters
      7. 17.7 The Edge-Detect Filters
      8. 17.8 The Generic Filters
      9. 17.9 The Combine Filters
      10. 17.10 The Artistic Filters
      11. 17.11 The Decor Filters
      12. 17.12 The Map Filters
      13. 17.13 The Render Filters
    10. Chapter 18 Animation Tools

      1. 18.1 Principles of Animation
      2. 18.2 Tools for Building Multilayer Animations
      3. 18.3 The Animation Menu
      4. 18.4 The Move Path Tool
      5. 18.5 The Video Menu
    11. Chapter 19 Obtaining and Printing Images

      1. 19.1 Capturing Screenshots
      2. 19.2 Scanning
      3. 19.3 Digital Cameras
      4. 19.4 Printing
      5. 19.5 Scanning and Printing with Windows
    12. Chapter 20 Image Formats

      1. 20.1 An Overview of File Formats
      2. 20.2 JPEG, GIF, and PNG
      3. 20.3 GIMP’s Native Formats
      4. 20.4 Other Useful Formats
    13. Chapter 21 Scripts and Plug-ins

      1. 21.1 About Scripts and Plug-ins
      2. 21.2 Noteworthy Plug-ins
      3. 21.3 Writing Plug-ins
    14. Chapter 22 Customizing GIMP

      1. 22.1 The Preferences Dialog
      2. 22.2 Additional Preferences in the Edit Menu
      3. 22.3 Customizing Image Views
      4. 22.4 Building New Brushes
      5. 22.5 Building New Patterns
      6. 22.6 Building New Gradients
      7. 22.7 Building New Palettes
  3. Appendices

    1. Appendix Vision and Image Representation

      1. A.1 The Physiology of Vision
      2. A.2 Image Representation
      3. A.3 Color Representation
      4. A.4 Exercises
    2. Appendix Tips and Hints for Selected Exercises

      1. Appendix A
    3. Appendix Resources

      1. C.1 Official GIMP Pages
      2. C.2 Related Official Sites
      3. C.3 Tutorials
      4. C.4 Communities and Blogs
      5. C.5 Brushes and Plug-ins
      6. C.6 Mailing Lists and IRC Channels
      7. C.7 Other Graphics Applications
      8. C.8 Related Graphics Software Projects
      9. C.9 Other Graphics Sites
    4. Appendix Frequently Asked Questions

      1. D.1 What Does the Future Hold?
      2. D.2 How...?
      3. D.3 Why...?
    5. Appendix Installing GIMP

      1. E.1 GNU/Linux and Unix
      2. E.2 Windows
      3. E.3 Mac OS X
    6. Appendix Batch Processing

      1. F.1 GIMP Batch Mode
      2. F.2 David’s Batch Processor
      3. F.3 ImageMagick