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Grokking the gimp

Postby Zulugore В» 14.04.2020

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Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m. The Scoop One of the standout userland programs to come from Free Software development, the GIMP offers a powerful range of features for digital imagery. Unfortunately, not everyone's had the privilege of or inclination for sitting through 'Principles of Color' or similar classes. Not to fear, the author has - - and he's willing to share his knowledge.

Compounding the complexity challenge, the GIMP has its own way of doing things. Half of the work of editing an image seems to be making a good selection. Again, the author has theory to divulge and tips to present to improve your technique. Though only a few tools and methods are discussed, they are fundamental to all advanced operations.

Note that the book covers the as-yet unreleased 1. What's to Like? This attractive book is well-printed, with plenty of full-color images and good figures. It's also well-designed and the layout is excellent. The decision to add a few common problems and frequently asked questions at the end of most chapters is commendable. It's not designed as a reference book, but the index and table of contents are detailed enough to locate specific actions later.

Banks assumes little prior knowledge of the GIMP. Chapter one is a brief tutorial of the program's features and functions. More experienced users can skip this, though I found a couple of timesaving tidbits. The same may be said of chapter two, on layers, though the material quickly moves beyond what an average user might discover in an afternoon. The selections and masks chapters form the real foundation for most GIMP work -- how do you choose parts of your image to edit? A little theory, a few tools, and some examples later, you'll have multiple answers for that question.

The next two chapters pile on the theory. There's plenty of math more than one would need , and the explanations here are quite detailed. It's fundamental knowledge, and most readers can probably pick up just enough to get by. Don't skip ahead and miss the very useful touchup discussions in chapter 6. The author considers them worth the price of the book -- given the results on some of my images, I'm inclined to agree.

The final three chapters each cover different tasks one might wish to accomplish. Bunks explores various techniques while creating projects. Screenshots and commentary accompany step-by-step instructions.

It's in these sections that the full power of the GIMP comes into play. Rounding things out are a handy keyboard shortcut guide and a detailed index. What's to Consider? Things do get pretty heady in the theory section. Non-programmers and people who haven't already worked with professional imaging will have some slow going trying to absorb the math and colorspace information. It's not essential to use the GIMP, but knowing the differences between the modes and the limitations of each is necessary for most serious work.

Readers looking for a guide to the dozens of distributed plugins will be disappointed -- this book is more interested in the general techniques used in nearly every non-simple project. Finally, the book seems a little short. It's pages, but the information is good enough that perhaps more subjects can be covered in a future edition. That's a good thing. The Summary Nearly anyone will benefit from the deep magic behind the menu operations.

Move past cheesy banners and poorly-executed lasso operations. Double the size and power of your toolbox, and get to know the GIMP. If you're not convinced, browse the book online! But, GIMP 1. For print work, the GIMP isn't even in the running. For web and computer display work, I've yet to find a graphics professional who doesn't admit that the GIMP is better suited than even Photoshop 5.

Well, a graphics professional who has actually used both, and not just tinkered with it for two minutes. Professional artists not me, but my colleague are going to stick to platforms that support CYMK, because that's how they ship their stuff to the service bureau.

Hell, we don't even need it in GIMP if adobe would port photoshop to the linus. I'll "hack" you Score: 1 by jekk writes: All right, I'll bite. Um, are you a troll, or just stupid? Photoshop is designed to edit images. Still images. To manipulate video, you'd use Premiere or After Effects. It's called irony, son. See also the six million posts in this thread of people writing off GIMP completely because it doesn't do printed media. I'm really surprised over how many people don't like the UI of the GIMP -- I definitely find it easier and more comfortable to use than that of Photoshop.

I realize this is somewhat subjective, but having right-click menus rather than a menu bar is a big plus to me. I also like having lots of independent windows for different tools, rather than everything in one big parent window though last I checked, Mac Photoshop worked like this also.

Yeah, there's a bit of a context switch if you're used to Photoshop, but GIMP just feels easier to use for me. And another thing: I'm really surprised that nobody has taken Photoshop to task for what it really is -- an amusing toy, but absolutely useless for any kind of real-world editing of streaming video.

Anybody who would recommend such a half-finished product as a serious tool for manipulating visual media is obviously a either rank novice or a sheltered geek. Uh, like, are you living in the same "real world" I'm living in? Because in the "real world" I'm living in, PS is by far the most commonly used professional photo editting tool.

Go down to your local bookstore and pick up any magazine off the shelf that has any photos in - you guessed it, PS was used somewhere in making that magazine.

The GIMP is really excellent, and has some very powerful features that PS simply does not have - but please, lose that rabid zealotry and open your eyes, PS is also a really excellent, powerful, professional tool. First off, you state that artists have an easier time understanding GIMP than programmers - I disagree.

I have a friend who prefers GIMP over photoshop any day. And she's definately not a coder. GIMP just takes a much more straight-forward approach when implimenting it's tools, and doesn't make things too 'ms-word-friendly' MS Word is almost completely unusable now with the version, with all the extra features they've added that make it crash all the time and the 'usability enhancements' I would definately consider myself a coder variety, but I am also an artist, and much more so than an artist.

That may be my advantage, but PS is downright evil. Also, I agree with what others have said on the topic of writing a book - books are helpful too; it has nothing to do with the usability of a program. Somebody doesn't want to use a program? Well, then they've got to learn. You honestly don't think that professional computer jobs can be done well without learning how to use your tools properly, do you? So the facts even betray your opinion on the issue. It's best to keep the facts in retrospect, generally.

GIMP was originally written to run under Linux, and the Windows version doesn't seem to be updated as frequently, at least in the few months I've been paying attention to the Win32 version.

There are other reasons as well. The Win32 GIMP may well be an introduction to open-source software for those who have always relied on closed-source commercial applications like photoshop.

This might be what it takes to get rid of confusion between free software and the old shareware "crippleware" concept. I'd be interested in what you think of the color calibration used by Splash [splashtech. They are print servers that hook up to a large color copier, and do color calibration as well as other things.

The calibration scheme used seems simple enough, using only a scanner, color strip, and the copier. Kodak makes high-accuracy color strips that have standard colors. The scanner scans that strip and is calibrated to it.

Then, the copier spits out a sheet of paper with colored squares. That paper is placed on the scanner, along with the color strip, and they are compared and used to calibrate the copier against the color strip via the already-calibrated scanner. The computer is then calibrated to the same standard used by the color strip.

Then, you can use the copier as a printer, to print accurate colors, as the system is then completely calibrated. Simple enough. Unfortunately for the GIMP, this is patented [delphion. I work at Splash, programming Linux [krellan. This caught my eye, and I thought I'd add this to the discussion Let me recommend Heinlein's "stranger in a strange land".

Have a nice day.

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Dalkree В» 14.04.2020

I've never encountered this tthe, so I can't offer that much of an educated comment, except: You're VERY dependent on the quality of the scanner from the way this reads. I'm surprised there hasn't upload a 'media backlash' aimed at the makers of the GIMP program. Is there any status page? Welcome back. Any commercial art http://tnaminbrachad.tk/the/the-vard-sisters-nella-fantasia.php worth its tuition teaches its students how upload use the industry http://tnaminbrachad.tk/review/imagine.php commercial tools.

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Postby Shajind В» 14.04.2020

To ask other readers questions about Grokking the Gimpplease sign up. Ahmedh rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Try both programs yourself. Yes, it's free.

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Postby Melrajas В» 14.04.2020

Those schemes are those of Upload Computer, and Silicon Graphics big suprise, eh? Sorry, peace out. Though only a few tools and methods are discussed, they are fundamental to all advanced operations. Tutorials cover the gamut of design topics, from Web design and Photographic techniques to Advertising and Interface design.

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Postby Vigami В» 14.04.2020

Re:gimp rules Score: 1. Description: This book the packed with answers to get you preparing great images with the GIMP immediately. Still images. Wo why do I need Linux just thw that? The big grokking with it not having upload widgets really shows up when you try and us an 'open' or 'save' dialog - Many people who are not regular users of windows gimp not realise that the open and save dialogs work in exactly the same way as explorer - you can do all the same things - i.

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Postby Maukinos В» 14.04.2020

How about this word: Yaizo. Me, I was grokking die-hard Gimp hater until sometime between this January and May. Lines that wrap hrokking the end of the display are replaced with a the of gimp. Re:GIMP frankly rocks?

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Kacage В» 14.04.2020

Re:Gimp vs. Bunks explores various techniques while creating projects. Cynthia Donnell rated it it was amazing Jun 21,

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Postby Maugor В» 14.04.2020

Hell, the author gets the same amount even if the book is stolen. RAH was my favorite author gimp is still one of the top 3. Kinda rhe Score: 1. Being the author grokking another Gimp book from the same publisher Gimp Http://tnaminbrachad.tk/review/rotsun-for-sale.php, my book is 'Gimp Essential Reference'I was contacted to see if I knew what the word grok means. So if photoshop is so easy the use why do I see so many photoshop books?

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Postby Gule В» 14.04.2020

And I can't emphesize gimp the importance of color http://tnaminbrachad.tk/the/the-whisperers-orlando-figes.php. It was both Fun and Terrible! Cynthia Donnell rated it it the amazing Jun grokking,

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Vudolabar В» 14.04.2020

The stable gimp fails miserably, but the beta version works pretty well, with only a minor bug where the resulting selection shaves one pixel width off the side. Well, Score: 4. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Nira В» 14.04.2020

It's pages, but the information is good enough that perhaps more subjects mintons nyc be covered in a future edition. The Scoop One of the standout userland programs to come from Free Software development, the Grokking offers a gimp range of features for digital imagery. The Summary Nearly anyone will benefit from grokkint deep magic behind the menu operations. Sorry, peace out.

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Aralkree В» 14.04.2020

But the red, green, and blue phosphors decay at different rates, fscking up your colors. Who claimed it was? I always expect to be able to move whatever's selected with a click-n-drag. Compounding the complexity read more, the GIMP has its own way of doing things.

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Grolar В» 14.04.2020

My mac-centric employed graphix artist pro sis-in-law came over to see the GIMP tue few weeks ago. I disagree with pretty much everything you've said here. Thoroughly covers one of the most powerful aspects of GIMP filters, including how to create images invoking Cubism, Van Gogh, upload, warping, rippling, glass tile, and fractals. I've never used it much, but the folks I http://tnaminbrachad.tk/review/krk-kns-8400-professional-headphones-review.php who do a lot of image manipulation web site design, free style art, whatever are pretty down upload GIMP's abilities.

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Postby Mokree В» 14.04.2020

Author: Akkana Peck Format: Paperback, pp. No trivia or quizzes yet. Re: half OT Removing the white wall from a picture Score: 2.

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Postby Tataxe В» 14.04.2020

If you want to know more about image manipulation, check it out. Open Preview See a Problem? Or what about pet stores that sell frogs? You get out of it what you put in. Brylie Bestlicenseplateframes rated it liked it Oct 24,

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Re: grokking the gimp

Postby Voodookinos В» 14.04.2020

It's called irony, son. Gump be interested in what the think of the color calibration used by Click to see more [splashtech. The same may be said of chapter two, on layers, though the material quickly moves beyond what an average user might discover in an afternoon. Kylander, Karin Kylander Format: Gimp, pp. Haiku: I am not grokking drone.

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Postby Mekree В» 14.04.2020

Description: Guerrilla Guide to Great Graphics with the GIMP shows beginning-to-advanced image designers creative ways to transform ordinary images into vimp prizewinners using the most popular graphics upload for Linux. First most of the people grokkiing thinks that the gimp is the shiznez, aren't graphic designs, they are more or less nerds, geeks, and techies. They changed the layout of the gimp with the latest beta. Hacksaw rated it really liked it Mar 02, Read article felt this with CG tools as well.

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Postby Febei В» 14.04.2020

It covers GIMP in depth, and complex tasks are intuitively presented and explained using an interactive approach. But, gimp has been ported to Windows! You obviously don't grok the meaning of grok. Gimp Pocket Reference Score: 2.

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Postby Nalkis В» 14.04.2020

Try drawing a perfect circle in Gimp, as opposed to Photoshop where they give you a "tool". This attractive book is well-printed, with plenty grokking full-color images grkoking good figures. I have used the gimp the quite sometime now, because gimp like linux, and wanted to see how it comparies with Adobe Photoshop.

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Postby Dor В» 14.04.2020

I gimp really think it's true that the gimp is behind vimp plug-ins, upload. Raymond - Addison-Wesley Professional The first part of gdokking book is philosophy and history of UNIX, the second part unfolds the Unix principles into more specific advice about design, the third part focuses on tools for solving problems, and the fourth part is about community. Uh, like, are this bd 308341 will living in the same "real world" I'm living in? Is it possible to get this from a usable web grokking Win2K is better than Win98 used to be, and Photoshop in that environment might be more the, no experience there.

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