As posted to C.O.L.A.
LINUX JOURNAL GUEST BOOK SIGNING, Booth 1520 Wednesday, March 3 11:00 am and 3:30 pm Meet Michael J Hammel, author of the new SSC publication The Artists' Guide to the GIMP. Mr. Hammel will be at LinuxWorld this spring to sign and discuss his book with readers and GIMP enthusiasts. The Artists' Guide to the GIMP covers all of the basics a new user needs to get started, from detailed descriptions of Toolbox features to using selections to a complete explanation of Layers and Channels. Chapters on color functions and drawing and painting methods show how to make the most of this wonderful alternative to similar applications for other platforms. Several examples of plug-ins in high resolution, four-color glossy prints serve as tutorials and inspiration to any reader. Add to these the extensive discussions on printing and scanning, and the result is a text that will be an integral part of any graphic artist's tool chest. A CD-ROM is included with the book. "Mr. Hammel has done a Really Good Thing for the community of GIMP users. This book is very readable, especially for what is essentially a users' manual, and brings the reader up to speed quickly..... What this book will do, is show you what the GIMP can do and how this tool can be mapped onto the image you see in your head." --Computer Literacy on-line reviewer Michael J. Hammel is a software developer and writer. With more than 10 years of experience working on systems from cellular networks to operating systems software, he has the background needed to research and understand the complex structure of the GIMP source code. Michael has showcased his GIMP expertise with feature articles and cover graphics for the monthly magazine Linux Journal. Lisa Phillips [email protected] SSC Inc., Publishers www.ssc.com