The Artist’s Guide to GIMP Effects is a beautiful 4-color book that shows how to harness all of the GIMP’s powerful features. It explains how to to retouch photographs, composite multiple images, and create artwork from scratch using one of the world’s most popular free software tools. Author Michael J. Hammel has been using GIMP since version 0.54. Available in August, The Artist’s Guide to GIMP Effects costs US $44.95.
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No Starch Press releases THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO GIMP EFFECTS: GIMP for photography, special effects, and design
July 24, 2007—The GIMP, an image editor whose power and ease-of-use rivals that of Adobe Photoshop, is one of the world’s most popular free software tools. Artists and designers rely on the GIMP to retouch photographs, composite multiple images, and create artwork from scratch.
The Artist’s Guide to GIMP Effects (No Starch Press, August 2007, $44.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-153-4) is a beautiful 4-color book that shows how to harness all of the GIMP’s powerful features. Author Michael J. Hammel’s extensively illustrated, step-by-step tutorials are perfect for hands-on learning and experimentation.
After a crash course in using the GIMP’s interface and core tools (such as brushes, patterns, selections, layers, and masks), readers learn:
* Photographic techniques to create ripped edges or sepia-tones, swap colors, produce motion blurs, even fix rips in an old photograph
* Web and interface design techniques to create patterns, navigation tabs, and fancy buttons and borders
* Type effects to create depth, perspective, and neon- and graffiti-style lettering
* Special effects to simulate clouds, textures, cracks, lighting, and underwater effects
* And much more
The Artist’s Guide to GIMP Effects is sure to teach readers some new tricks, whether they are new to the GIMP or have been playing with it for years.
Table of Contents: www.nostarch.com/gimp_toc.htm Sample Chapter: http://www.nostarch.com/download/gimp_sample.zip
About the Author
Michael J. Hammel is an embedded software engineer living in Colorado Springs. He’s been involved with the GIMP since version 0.54 and was a contributor to its early development. Hammel wrote a column on the GIMP for Linux Format magazine for three years and is the author of The Artist’s Guide to GIMP (Frank Kasper & Associates, 1998) and Essential GIMP for Web Professionals (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001).
The Artist’s Guide to GIMP Effects: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers by Michael J. Hammel
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