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The Ultimate GIMP 2.10 Guide: Learn Professional photo editing

By Bernard 't Hooft

Independently published
Paperback (239 pages)

The Ultimate GIMP 2.10 Guide: Learn Professional photo editing
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Have you always wanted to do the things the pro's are doing? Now you can! In ’The Ultimate GIMP 2.10 Guide’ you will learn professional photo editing, retouching, and e-book cover design in GIMP 2.10 in easy steps. The book starts from the very beginning, so when you are new to photo editing, that's no problem! The book starts with installing and configuring GIMP 2.10 to make it look and act as Photoshop. Then all aspects of photo editing are covered, and no stone will be left unturned! Everything will be shown in easy to follow steps. You will learn how to improve and correct photographs professionally, and how to work with layers. You’ll learn how to crop images, how to resize images, how to save images for web, how to save images for print, and how to make PDF's. You will learn professional retouching, like skin retouching with frequency separation, Liquify (for example to make someone thinner), how to let the program remove objects, and how to remove objects with the clone and heal tool. You will learn how to use masks, and how to make selections. In Chapter 5 we will go in to making professional selections with just a single click (this is not possible in Photoshop!) using the patented 'U-point technology'. The U-point technology is delivered by the Google Nik Collection, a professional high-end photo editing ‘’plug-in’’ suite, used by professional photographers. The Google Nik Collection and its integration into GIMP will be discussed in its whole. So in addition to gaining great expertise in GIMP, this book will also cover the complete Google Nik Collection. We’ll download and install the software, together with a special plugin that will let you work with the Google Nik Collection from out of GIMP. You will learn how to create black and white images at a professional level with the most powerful black and white plugin on the market, and you will learn how to sharpen images and remove noise. We´ll look at making vignettes, and HDR photography. We´ll look at the use of text, kerning text, and how to make eye-catching book covers. You’ll learn everything about all the powerful blending modes, and the practical use of each blending mode will be shown and explained. You’ll learn how to select hair, how to use and make patterns and gradients, and how to use and adjust a tablet. You will learn everything about brushes. How to create brushes yourself, the many special effects you can create with brushes (e.g. to create a flock of birds with just a single stroke, or to create grunge textures), and how to download free creative brushes. We will look at a popular skin retouching technique used by professionals called ‘’frequency separation’’, and different methods for dodging and burning (selectively darkening and lightening of an image). We will discuss color theory, and it’s direct connection to the ways color is manipulated in photo manipulation programs. We’ll discover creative filters that bring a different look and feel to your image. The book is created for the Windows (7,8,10) user. With some extra steps however, the Linux user can also follow along. The book has been printed in black and white to keep the price as low as possible. About the writer: Bernard 't Hooft has over 15 years of experience with professional photo editing, and teaches photo editing at the VolksUniversiteit in the Netherlands.

GIMP: The Story Behind the Star of Murderball

By Mark Zupan

It Books
Released: 2007-11-27
Paperback (288 pages)

GIMP: The Story Behind the Star of Murderball
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College soccer star Mark Zupan had been out drinking one night and had passed out in the back of his best friend's pickup truck when his friend got in the driver's seat, decided to take the truck for a spin, and accidentally crashed it. Thrown into a canal and stuck in frigid water for fourteen hours, Mark was finally rescued and learned soon after that he'd broken his neck. He'd most likely be a quadriplegic and spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, doctors told him. At first Mark's only goal was to walk again. When that proved impossible, he fell into the depths of anger and despair, retreating from the world and the people closest to him. But love, friendship, and a new sport, quad rugby (a.k.a. "murderball"), helped Mark create a new existence that's truly exceptional.

Gimp, the no-holds-barred memoir of a Paralympic athlete and the star of the Academy Award–nominated documentary Murderball, is an inspiring, defiant, and revealing celebration of spirit and will that confounds readers' prejudices by offering proof that a guy in a chair can still do amazing things: have sex with his girlfriend, party with his friends . . . even crowd-surf at Pearl Jam shows.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software

By Klaus Goelker

Brand: Rocky Nook
Paperback (400 pages)

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software
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Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.

The GIMP Bible: Great for Beginners - 40+ Step-by-Step Tutorials

By Gabriel Kuhlman

Released: 2019-01-11
Kindle Edition (491 pages)

The GIMP Bible: Great for Beginners - 40+ Step-by-Step Tutorials
 
Product Description:
The GIMP Bible is the ultimate reference and guide to the free, recently updated, photo-editing software - GIMP. Due to its license-free application, this Adobe Photoshop-like image manipulation program is probably the most-used software in the world. If you're a beginner photographer or a professional, then this detailed how-to guide will quickly show you how to make the most out of all your great photographs.

Every tutorial has been created using high-quality images and easy-to-follow steps that you will appreciate as you navigate your way from lost beginner to experienced user. We purposefully limited our text to include only the information you need to perform each technique. We think this is the best way to teach something new like GIMP 2.10.

Here are the 40+ different skills and techniques you'll learn in our first version of The GIMP Bible. We are always working on more. Expect Part II by June 2019.

GIMP for New Users
1. Setting Up Gimp
2. How to Open Images
3. What are Layer Masks and How to Use Them
4. How to Crop an Image
5. How to restore Lost Tool Options and Lost Layers Panel
6. How to Use the Text Tool
7. How to Adjust Brightness & Contrast
8. How to Use the Sharpen Filter
9. Path Tools for Beginners – Part 1 of 3
10. Path Tools for Beginners - Part 2 of 3
11. Path Tools for Beginners - Part 3 of 3
12. How to Save and Export Images

Top 10 Artistic Techniques
1. How to Change a Color Photo into a Monochromatic Image
2. How to Create a Van Gogh Effect
3. How to Change Your Photo into a Soft Colored Pencil Drawing
4. How to Add a Comic Thought Bubble to a Photo
5. How to Change the Color Balance
6. How to Create a Dragan Effect
7. How to Make a White Vignette in the Shape of a Heart
8. How to Create an Ink Smudge Portrait
9. How to Create a Low Poly Portrait in Black and White
10. How to use the Unified Transform Tool

Top 10 Professional Techniques
1. How to Create a Motion Blur with Zoom Effect
2. How to Change a Color Photo Into a Beautiful Pencil Drawing
3. How to Make a Fantastical Bokeh Effect
4. How to Create a Pop-Out Effect
5. How to Create a Beautiful Bokeh Effect
6. How to Change Eye Colors Using the Path Tools
7. How to Select or Cut-Out Hair
8. How to Add a High Pass Sharpening
9. How to Make Backgrounds Black and White
10. How to Swap Faces

Top 10 New Techniques
1. How to Make a Photo Collage
2. How to Create a Text Portrait with Wordcloud
3. How to Change a Color Photo into a Powerful Black & White Image
with a Film Grain and a Vignette
4. How to Change a Color Photo into a Cartoon-Like Pencil Drawing
5. How to Convert a Photo into an Oil Painting
6. How to Change Your Color Image to Black and White: 8 Ways
7. How to Make a Shadow Off a Person or an Object
8. How to Make a Comic Book Dream Bubble
9. How to Make a Comic Book Shout Bubble
10. How to Create a Rectangle Speech Bubble

Here is a list of the notable competitors:

Affinity Photo Affinity Designer Adobe Photoshop Adobe Creative Suite Adobe InDesign Pixelmator Paint.net Adobe Lightroom Aviary Photo Editor Pixlr Autodesk Paintshop Pro Photoshop Elements, Acorn 4, Gimp Aperture Photoshop Touch Snapseed BeFunky Fotor Fotoflexer Ppicasa ACDSeee Pro 8 PicMonkey Pic Monkey SumoPaint Ribbet adobe photoshop elements 2018 adobe illustrator adobe acrobat adobe illustrator Final cut pro X Filmic Pro Ferrite Ulysses

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

By Olivier Lecarme

No Starch Press
Released: 2013-01-12
Kindle Edition (676 pages)

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything
 
Product Description:
GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.

The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work area. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to:
    –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 masks to edit images like a pro
    –Create colorful digital art, layer by layer

    The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including color balancing, masks, filters, and plug-ins. You'll find tools described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of nearly every option and parameter.

    With illustrated tutorials and detailed references, The Book of GIMP is sure to become your one-stop guide to just about everything GIMP.


Product Description:
GIMP is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop with tons of professional-grade features. But with so many powerful tools and menu options, GIMP can be difficult to master. Whether you're struggling to get started or trying to master some of GIMP's more complex features, you'll find the answers you're looking for in The Book of GIMP.

The tutorials in the first half of the book walk you through essential GIMP skills, like resizing and cropping images, touching up spots and scratches, and customizing your work area. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you how to:
    –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 masks to edit images like a pro
    –Create colorful digital art, layer by layer

    The book's second half offers a comprehensive reference to GIMP's many features, including color balancing, masks, filters, and plug-ins. You'll find tools described in unparalleled detail, with coverage of nearly every option and parameter.

    With illustrated tutorials and detailed references, The Book of GIMP is sure to become your one-stop guide to just about everything GIMP.

Learn GIMP - First 10 Skills: GIMP Guidebook for Beginners - Version 2.10

By Jim Williams

Released: 2018-12-01
Kindle Edition (56 pages)

Learn GIMP - First 10 Skills: GIMP Guidebook for Beginners - Version 2.10
 
Product Description:
The Learn GIMP First Ten Skills for Beginners
is the best companion for all new users of the amazing GIMP software. If you want to really get a fast handle on the world's leading photo-editing software, then is guidebook will be a great help to you.


This book will teach you the first ten (10) skills you need to know how to use to get the most out of this free, photo-editing program.


The skills you will be taught in this book include:
  • How to Open Images

  • How to Set up GIMP on Your Desktop (Windows or iOS)

  • How to Use the GIMP User Interface

  • How to Crop Pictures

  • How to Use Layers & Masks

  • How to Remove Backgrounds

  • How to Change the Color of Objects

  • How to Add Text to a Photograph

  • How to Save, Export, and Share Images



  • Notable Competitors

    Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Affinity Publishere, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Pixelmator, Apple Photos, Paintshop Pro, Instagram, Adobe Lightroom, Aviary Photo Editor, Acorn 4, Aperture Photoshop, Touch Snapseed, BeFunky, Fotor Fotoflexer, Ppicasa ACDSeee Pro 8 Pic Monkey SumoPaint Ribbet


    The Ultimate GIMP Guide: Learn Professional photo editing

    By Bernard 't Hooft

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (240 pages)

    The Ultimate GIMP Guide: Learn Professional photo editing
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    Have you always wanted to do the things the pro's are doing? Now you can! In ’The Ultimate GIMP 2.8 Guide’ you will learn professional photo editing, retouching, and e-book cover design in GIMP 2.8 in easy steps. The book starts from the very beginning, so when you are new to photo editing, that's no problem! The book starts with installing and configuring GIMP 2.8 to make it look and act as Photoshop. Then all aspects of photo editing are covered, and no stone will be left unturned! Everything will be shown in easy to follow steps. You will learn how to improve and correct photographs professionally, and how to work with layers. You’ll learn how to crop images, how to resize images, how to save images for web, how to save images for print, and how to make PDF's. You will learn professional retouching, like skin retouching with frequency separation, Liquify (for example to make someone thinner), how to let the program remove objects, and how to remove objects with the clone and heal tool. You will learn how to use masks, and how to make selections. In Chapter 5 we will go in to making professional selections with just a single click (this is not possible in Photoshop!) using the patented 'U-point technology'. The U-point technology is delivered by the Google Nik Collection, a professional high-end photo editing ‘’plug-in’’ suite, used by professional photographers. The Google Nik Collection and its intregration into GIMP will be discussed in its whole. So in addition to gaining great expertise in GIMP, this book will also cover the complete Google Nik Collection. We’ll download and install the software, together with a special plugin that will let you work with the Google Nik Collection from out of GIMP. You will learn how to create black and white images at a professional level with the most powerful black and white plugin on the market, and you will learn how to to sharpen images and remove noise. We´ll look at making vignettes, and HDR photography. We´ll look at the use of text, kerning text, and how to make eye-catching book covers. You’ll learn everything about all the powerful blending modes, and the practical use of each blending mode will be shown and explained. You’ll learn how to select hair, how to use and make patterns and gradients, and how to use and adjust a tablet. You will learn everything about brushes. How to create brushes yourself, the many special effects you can create with brushes (e.g. to create a flock of birds with just a single stroke, or to create grunge textures), and how to download free creative brushes. We will look at a popular skin retouching technique used by professionals called ‘’frequency separation’’, and different methods for dodging and burning (selectively darkening and lightening of an image). We will discuss color theory, and it’s direct connenction to the ways color is manipulated in photo manipulation programs. We’ll discover creative filters that bring a different look and feel to your image. This book also comes with 8 hours of HD video. At the video platform you can ask me questions personally, which I will answer within 48 hours! I hope to meet you in the discussion forum. The book and course are created for the Windows (7,8,10) user. With some extra steps however, the Mac and Linux user can also follow along. Have a Mac / Linux? Contact me at the platform! The book has been printed in black and white to keep the price as low as possible. Although black and white doesn't compromise the learning experience, you will also get a Full Color PDF of the book. With the video course all learning material (images, plugins etc.) is included! I hope to meet you at the platform! About the writer: Bernard 't Hooft has over 15 years of experience with professional photo editing, and teaches photo editing at the VolksUniversiteit in the Netherlands. He has gathered his knowledge into a bestselling GIMP 2.8 e-learning course and accompanying book, and has over 14,000 students.

    Common Tasks in GIMP 2.8

    By U. C-Abel Books

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (98 pages)

    Common Tasks in GIMP 2.8
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    Being a direct counterpart to Adobe Photoshop, GNU GIMP has gained popularity in the market as the open source graphics editor with multiple features/capabilities. It is downloadable at no cost and runs on many platforms such as GNU/Linux™, Apple Mac OS X™, Microsoft Windows™, OpenBSD™, NetBSD™, FreeBSD™, Solaris™, SunOS™, AIX™, HP-UX™, Tru64™, Digital UNIX™, OSF/1™, IRIX™, OS/2™, and BeOS™. Common Tasks in GIMP 2.8 is a comprehensive guide that has come to walk you through different ways of handling common GIMP 2.8 tasks in a painless way.

    What you will see in this book includes:

    Introduction: The GIMP Help system, Features and Capabilities, What's New in GIMP 2.8?

    Fire up the GIMP: Running GIMP, Known Platforms, Language, Command Line Arguments, Starting GIMP the first time.

    First Steps with Wilber: Basic Concepts; Main Windows; the toolbox, image window, dialogs and docking, Undoing; things that cannot be undone, Common Tasks; intention, change the size of an image for the screen, change the size of an image for print, compressing images, crop an image, find info about your image, change the mode, flip an image, rotate an image, Separating an Object From Its Background; How to Draw Straight Lines, Intention, Examples.

    Getting Unstuck: Getting Unstuck, Common Causes of GIMP Non-Responsiveness.

    Another good news is that the guide does not end here. Buying this book makes you eligible for a 939-page GIMP book for free. It’s a full colour book. Get started today by clicking “Add to Cart”


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