Instant GIMP Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Use GIMP features to draw and color images
  • Make a precise infographic
  • Compose multiple pictures in an image


Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 80 pages
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1782160345
ISBN 13 : 9781782160342
Author(s) : Fazreil Amreen
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Other, Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Table of Contents

Instant GIMP Starter
  • Instant GIMP Starter
    • So, what is GIMP?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need?
      • Step 2 – downloading GIMP
      • Step 3 – setting up installation
      • Step 4 – installing
      • And that's it!
    • Quick start – a tour around GIMP
      • Step 1 – creating a new file
      • Step 2 – setting the picture for painting
      • Step 3 – create layers
      • Step 4 – coloring
    • Top 5 features you'll want to know about
      • Drawing a poster
      • Drawing an infographic
      • Combining multiple pictures
      • Plugins
      • Using filters
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Fazreil Amreen

Fazreil Amreen is a kind of person who would say hi to you when you walk past him. He lives in the beautiful country of Malaysia. Fazreil Amreen loves to exhibit art through his works. According to him, he is going to "make it big" wherever he goes. Being a video game player since the 8-bit era, Fazreil enjoys challenging games and his motto is that "nothing can stop him" in his virtual life. Currently Fazreil is working at MIMOS Berhad, the national R&D organization. He got exposed to multiple disciplines of technology there and is proud to be a Software Configuration Management Engineer there. He chose open source to fill in the gaps of automation in his work. Apart from his daily development job, he also works to produce papers for conferences and new innovations. At home, Fazreil lives with his parents Abdul Jalil and Farida Hanim together with his sister Fazreen Dharleila. He is thankful to have such a supporting family. He can’t help but mention his cats who cause chaos and sniff his food. Fazreil is active on Twitter and Facebook, where he checks out new stuff about his friends and new trends. You can reach him at @fab52 or
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What you will learn from this book

  • Draw an image from scratch
  • Color images on canvas
  • Manage your images with layers
  • Draw a graph precisely
  • Shade your images with gradient effects
  • Scale, transform, and rotate images
  • Use filters to beautify the image
  • Make a dinosaur appear in your picture


In Detail

Image manipulation is being used by professionals all over the world. Beautiful pictures can be achieved by combining technology with art. GIMP.  the GNU Image Manipulation Program, makes them accessible to everyone. GIMP is. With it, anyone can express their emotional and intellectual capability in a new dimension.

"Instant GIMP Starter" is a book that provides a new generation of artists with new techniques and tools in a comprehensive format. A range of task from drawing simple images to composing multiple pictures in an image are covered in this book.

This book walks you through the journey of learning various tools and gets the reader to create exciting artworks, one after another.

Although the book focuses on each step of producing wonderful effects with GIMP to anyone with basic computer skills, it also delivers information that can be used for school projects or corporate presentations. You will have a set of great photos when you learn how to apply special effects.

You will have amazing tools to work with to satisfy your creativity and an endless chain of beautiful images you never knew you could come up with.



Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A Starter guide which helps you practically start with GIMP through plenty of examples and screenshots.

Who this book is for

This is an excellent handbook for anyone who would like to start drawing using their computers. The approach used within this book is objective so that readers from any age will be able to learn the process. The setup is so basic that you will need only a computer and a very minimal amount of computer literacy to start using this book.

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