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By Akkana Peck

I discovered this booklet to comprise appropriate info which can be important in ones trip into the interesting international of picture manipulation utilizing GIMP.
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This booklet is superb for the thoroughly new person, yet even the professional veteran can examine relatively a bit.
— Chad W. Smith, GIMPShop dot Net
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Beginning GIMP: From amateur to expert explains the right way to use the open resource snapshot manipulation software, GIMP model 2.4. You’ll how to set up GIMP on home windows, Linux, and MacOS X systems. as soon as you’ve put in the appliance, you’ll find out about the interface and configuration innovations, after which bounce right into a quick–and–simple undertaking to get yourself up to speed even further.
With four–color pictures and screenshots all through, you’ll how to organize digicam photographs for demonstrate on net pagesincluding capabilities like rescaling, cropping, and balancing colour. The publication additionally explains with nice aspect easy methods to make the most of layers, paths, and mask. You’ll additionally the way to draw traces and shapes, use styles and gradients, or even create your personal brushes, styles, and gradients.
Touch–ups are lined completely: how one can smudge away blemishes, repair red–eye, and sew panoramic pictures. You’ll even find out how to faucet into the strong filters, results, and plug–ins which are on hand and automate initiatives utilizing scripts. the whole booklet is specified by a project–based demeanour, in order you move via it, quite a few initiatives aid solidify your newly bought skills.

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Fill with lets you control the page color of new images. You can use either the GIMP’s current background color, its foreground color, white, or transparent. Finally, images can have a comment associated with them. In some image formats, such as GIF, the comment will be saved along with the image. You can use this to attach copyright notices or signatures to your images. Or you can keep the default, “Created with The GIMP” to let people know which image-editing program you like the best. qxd 20 1/27/06 3:46 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 1 ■ GET TO KNOW THE GIMP Default Grid Moving on past the New Image category, we find Default Grid.

You specify the number of colors, up to a maximum of 256, and the GIMP will try to approximate any other colors that exist in the image by using combinations of the colors in the palette. qxd 40 1/27/06 3:48 PM Page 40 CHAPTER 2 ■ IMPROVING DIGITAL PHOTOS This process of approximation is called dithering: it involves combining pixels of several different colors. You can choose from several different types of dithering that create different effects, or you can specify no dithering, which may create a smaller file size and a cleaner appearance for images with sharp lines and only a few colors.

You can speed that up by triggering it with Alt+P. Click on File in the Toolbox window. Move your mouse over Preferences (but don’t press the mouse button). Now type Alt+P. The Preferences menu item will change to include the Alt+P shortcut. Now, whenever you press Alt+P in the Toolbox window, the Preferences window will appear. ■Caution A new shortcut will override any previous function which that key combination previously might have called up. So choose your special shortcuts carefully. If you give a new meaning to Control+S, then you will no longer be able to use Control+S to save a file.

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