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Moving to Free Software by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 15. Digital Art with the GIMP

When it comes to great graphical software, you can get one of the most powerful and flexible image manipulation packages there is for free. It’s called the GIMP, which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Package.

The GIMP is an amazingly powerful piece of software, yet its basic functions are easy to use as well. With a little bit of work, a lot of fun, and a hint of experimentation, anyone can use the GIMP to turn out a fantastic piece of professional-quality art. You doubt my words? Then follow along with me, and in just a few minutes you’ll have created a slick-looking logo for your Web page or your desktop. With time and practice, you may learn to wield the GIMP with the power of a Hollywood special effects ...

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