In this video I’ll review the “GIMP 2.6 Cookbook” by Juan Manuel Ferreyra. It is available as e-book and “dead tree edition”. The book is filled with dozens of easy to follow recipes (with a few glitches in them), covering creating graphics, working on photos and doing stuff for web design. There is not much background information in there, you have to be the right learning type to enjoy it. (I got a free e-book for review.)
To test the book I “cooked” the recipe for making a rubber stamp. It worked out quite well. On the way I found a filter that I had never seen before.
Finally I show how much the print dialogue in GIMP 2.7 has improved since 2.6. A lot of usability thoughts have gone in there.
The video filesize is too large – I am working on shrinking i further. But I wanted to get the show out.
This week you’ll get both hosts of the show in one package. Philippe (southern France) and I (northern Germany) discuss the results of the Double Book Challenge in the “From Scratch” section. We use Skype and the connection is not as good as we were used to it between Chile and Germany. So expect some funny noises added to the accents.
At the end of the show we both come up with a random number and calculate in a highly scientific way who wins the two books. I’ll give you all a chance to find out in the video if you have won and contact the winners later next week. And IF YOU have won, send me your contact data so that I can forward them to APRESS, who sponsor the prizes.
All the images we talked about are in the companion file.
Seth aka W_Nightshade has made a video about making ambigrams with paths. You see the one he did here on the side. I couldn’t make a show out of his video – but you’ll get a fast version of it with music in the video and if you are interested can download the whole package in the companion file. The music is from John Pazdan, the composer of the podcast music.
I start with a book review. Akkana Peck‘s book “Beginning GIMP – from Novice to Professional” is gone into a second edition. And now it’s even better than before. If you are looking for a book about GIMP – this would be my first choice. Apress has given me the second edition book – I bought the first one before starting with this project.
And I have two of the books to give away. To you. We’ll make two challenges, one from Philippe, one from me. And Apress will send a book to each of the winners.
The Wacom button problem is discussed in this forum thread. Look in the later pages for the script – it’s there in several incarnations.
01:00 Switch to HD
02:30 Ubuntu script for Wacom Tablets
03:45 Book review: Akkana Peck:
10:30 Path tool: Design mode
11:00 Adding nodes and moving them
12:30 Close a path
12:50 Add a second component to the path
13:45 Expanding a path
14:30 Selecting nodes and moving them together
15:00 Delete a node
15:30 Move a component
15:50 Tweak a segment
16:15 Move a segment
17:40 Interlude: Ambigrams by Seth (Video) and John Pazdan (Music: Solistice)
21:45 Edit mode with paths
22:15 Adding nodes
22:30 Pulling out handles
23:30 Removing handles and segemnts
24:40 Joining components of the path
25:10 Straightening out the curve at the node
26:30 Read the documentation at docs.gimp.org
27:50 What does Akkane Peck write about the path tool?
29:40 iTunes help needed
The sound quality got lost somewhere in the production chain. And I have no time to fix it because I have to finish the schedule for my school first. Next week with better sound….
In this episode I answer a some questions that came up in the last weeks. I discover the colour sample points, explain the colour picker a bit more in depth and give some pointers to ressources about the Gimp.
I promised some links:
Gimpusers – a very informative site about the Gimp.
The homepage, where you can also find the Focus Ring podcast.
This hasn’t made the podcast:
Meet the GIMP! is now listed in iTunes and Podcast Alley. If you like the show please let the people there know. 😉
02:12 Sample points question
04:15 – trying it out
07:04 Colour picker
08:19 – sample merged
09:20 – sample average
09:55 Compressing .xcf files automatically
10:45 Blog video quality question
12:39 Non destructive curves? – No
13:20 Begining Gimp book
15:20 Photocast network
16:28 The End
TOC made by paynekj