Grokking the GIMP: Advanced Techniques for Working with Digital Images

Grokking the GIMP

This free online book about GIMP provides powerful explanations for how to do advanced tasks.


It goes beyond the glitz and flash of the latest whiz-bang image filter and provides invaluable, fundamental concepts of image manipulation and correction. “Grokking the GIMP” is for the serious user of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, a premiere digital image editing and painting program. It covers the GIMP in depth, and complex tasks are intuitively presented and explained using an interactive approach. In addition to emphasizing the theory and core concepts of image manipulation, “Grokking the GIMP” beautifully illustrates the practical aspects of working with digital images. This fully 4-color book presents nine major projects and a collection of many smaller ones that illustrate the core and advanced uses of this powerful open-source application. Numbered steps and an abundance of color images walk the reader through real-world examples of color correction, image enhancement, collage, photo montage, rendering, and Web-graphics creation.

Table of Contents

  • GIMP Basics
  • Review of Layers
  • Selections
  • Masks
  • Colorspaces and Blending Modes
  • Touchup and Enhancement
  • Compositing
  • Rendering Techniques
  • Web-Centric GIMP
  • GIMP Resources
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Book Details

Author(s): Carey Bunks
Publisher: New Riders
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 352
Link: Read online.

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