Essential Gimp for Web Professionals

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9780130191144: Essential Gimp for Web Professionals

Complete skill-building handbook for Web professionals, featuring plentiful examples and real-world coverage of creating high-quality graphics with GIMP, the open-source alternative to Photoshop. Shows how to master such effects as logos, text elements, background textures, and buttons. Softcover. DLC: Internet programming.

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  • Create great Web graphics with The GIMP 1.2 — today!
  • Learn from real-world examples and a live Web site
  • Every key technique — quick, clear, and handy!
  • Logos, textures, image maps, animations, effects, scripting, and more
  • This concise, example-rich guide shows Web professionals exactly how to create high-quality graphics with the GIMP, the free open source alternative to Photoshop(r). It delivers no-nonsense, practical coverage based on real-world projects you can see and download from a live Web site! Master layers, selections and masks, text, color management, drawing, painting, image maps, animation, working from scans, using effects and rendering filters — even scripting!

    Use The GIMP to create all these Web graphics, and more!

    • Logos
    • Text elements
    • Background textures
    • Buttons and other navigation tools
    • Image galleries
    • Drawings, paintings, and more

    Look to Essential Books for ALL the Web Skills You Need!All these books share the same great format, and the same dynamic Web site... so once you've used one, learning from the others is a piece of cake!

    • Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Programmers
    • Essential GIMP for Web Professionals
    • Essential Flash 5 for Web Professionals
    • Essential PERL for Web Programmers
    • Essential Photoshop for Web Designers
    • Essential JavaScript for Web Programmers
    • Essential PHP for Web Professionals
    • Essential Design for Web Professionals
    • Essential ASP for Web Professionals
    • With more to come, including Cold Fusion 4.5, JSP, and WAP

    About the Author:

    MICHAEL J. HAMMEL is a freelance writer and software developer focused on graphics-related issues in Linux and UNIX environments. Hammel's articles have appeared in Linux magazine and Linux Answers. His book The Artist's Guide to the GIMP (SSC), was the first published text on the GIMP. His Web site, graphics-muse, is an essential resource for anyone working with Linux graphics tools.

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