The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything is a new book from Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare that guides users through the free Photoshop-alternative, GIMP.
“The Book of GIMP begins with step-by-step tutorials that cover the most useful features of GIMP, like retouching photographs, creating illustrations, and website design. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive reference to nearly every aspect of the software, so that users can find what they need without hours of trial and error.”
The Book of GIMP retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.
It is also available in a Kindle version for $25.02.
Topaz Labs has a special deal on its Lens Effects Photoshop plug-in. It usually runs $79.99, but is available for $29.99 with the coupon code “simplefocus” from now until Dec. 24.
For those unfamiliar with the plug-in, Lens Effects allows you to apply depth of field effects and other effects to your images during post processing. Lens Effects uses a depth map for fine tuning out of focus areas, which helps make the depth of field look more natural and optical-based.
Check it out here on Topaz’s website.