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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck

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Chapter 7. Filters and Effects

GIMP has a huge collection of special effects, tools, and techniques you can use to modify your image or create something brand-new.

You've probably already experimented with some of GIMP's plug-ins, but there may be some interesting toys that you haven't seen yet.

In this chapter, I'll take you on a tour of some of GIMP's filters and special effects. I won't cover everything—there's always more to explore—but this chapter should give you a taste of the sorts of effects you can create. You'll learn about the following:

  • Image window filters vs. Toolbox Xtns

  • Filters for images

  • Scripts and plug-ins that make new images

Image Window Filters vs. Toolbox Xtns

Most of GIMP's fun special effects are located in two places: the image ...

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