1. GIMP Basics.
Introducing the GIMP Windows and Dialogs.
Loading and Saving Images.
Creating New Images.
RGB, Grayscale, and Indexed Images.
Undoing and Redoing.
Recalling the Last Filter Dialog.
Copy, Cut, and Paste Buffers.
Zoom and New View.
The Help System.
Common Problems and Frequently Asked Questions.2. Review of Layers.
Layers and the Role They Play in Images.
Channels and Their Relationship to Layers.
Layers Creation, Deletion, Duplication, and Organization.
Layer Export and Import.
Manipulating Layers.3. Selections.
The Basic Selection Tools.
The Select Menu and Friends.
The Paths Dialog.
Using Selections Effectively.
Common Problems and Frequently Asked Questions.4. Masks.
Basic Tools for Working with Channel and Layer Masks.
Conversions of Selections, Channel Masks, Layer Masks, and Alpha Channels.
Masks and Selections.
Common Problems and Frequently Asked Questions.Colorspaces and Blending Modes.
The RGB Colorspace.
The HSV Colorspace.
Relating HSV to RGB.
The Subtractive Color Systems CMY and CMYK.
Conversion to Grayscale.
The Blending Modes.
Opacity and Transparency.
Practical Uses of Blending Modes.
Common Problems and Frequently Asked Questions.6. Touchup and Enhancement.
Improving Tonal Range.
Removing Color Casts.
Repairing Blemishes with the Clone Tool.
A Case Study.Compositing.
Project 1: Fish on Holiday!
Project 2: Through the Looking Glass.
Project 3: Destination Saturn.
Project 4: The Call of the Mermaid.
Project 5: Panoramas.Rendering Techniques.
The Bucket Fill Tool.
Gradient Rendering Techniques.
The Emboss and Bump Map Filters.
Rendering Project I: Drop Shadow and Punchout.
Rendering Project II: A Carved Stencil.
Rendering Project III: Chiseled Text.9. Web-Centric GIMP.
Clickable Image Maps.
Semi-Transparency and Indexed Images.
Which Format: GIF or JPEG?References. Appendix A - GIMP Resources. Appendix B - Keyboard Shortcuts. Index.