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NewsForge: Web review: Grok this - getting savvy with the GIMP

Jan 04, 2001, 21:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"If you're into graphic design, image manipulation, photo-retouching, and the like, you already know that the GIMP is a godsend for visually creative Linuxers. It's got all the best features of Photoshop, and it's free. Now, you don't even have to buy a book to learn how to use it, thanks to Carey Bunks, the author of Grokking the GIMP."

"Grokking the GIMP is a full text, published on real paper and available through Amazon.com or at your local bookstore. But in the spirit of Open Source, the author and friends have graciously published the tome in its entirety at Gimp-savvy. In some ways, the online version of the book is better than the print. Most notably, the ability to click through on hyperlinked cross-references is fabulous whether you're boning up on a particular topic, or following a train of thought through the text."

"Grokking" goes deep into the subject matter, leaving little to the imagination. If you read the whole thing, you're going to learn cool stuff, like optimal video RAM, working with layers and "floats," selection tools, paths, masks, color blending, composites, rendering, and Web-centricity."

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