GIMP Magazine Hits One Million Impressions on Issuu

ANNOUNCEMENT – The GIMP Magazine team is incredibly pleased to announce that we are quickly approaching one million impressions on Issuu.com. Our publication located at http://issuu.com/gimpmagazine is approaching one million impressions in just over a year. One million of anything is typically a big deal, but this is a huge achievement for our free and community based magazine. Issuu.com allows us to have our magazine be read from all over the world on a variety of platforms. It also allows us to quickly and easily track how our magazine issues are being viewed. We want to sincerely thank everyone for being a part of our magazine and we also want to thank Issuu.com for such an amazing service. If you have never experienced our magazine on Issuu.com please check it out. You can also view our magazine from our website, but using the embedded Issuu.com viewer at http://gimpmagazine.org/issues

One Million Impressions SMOn a separate note, we want you to know that we have been working hard, receiving and editing the story articles and galleries for our next issue, #6. We are planning for an early March release with our regular previews launching a few weeks prior. What I have seen so far is pretty spectacular and we can’t wait to launch this next issue.

ABOUT ISSUU

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ABOUT GIMP MAGAZINE

GIMP (www.gimp.org) is an image editing software package licensed as free and open source.   GIMP Magazine (http://gimpmagazine.org) features the amazing works created from an enormous community from all over the world estimated at around 8-10 million people.  Photography, digital arts, tips and tricks, step by step tutorials, master classes, help desk questions, and so much more are showcased and explored in this free publication.

GIMP Magazine – Issue 5

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The GIMP Magazine team humbly presents Issue #5.

 

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WIN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE

I will be giving away a free copy of the new Desktop Publishing Course.  Here is how it works: I will randomly draw from the list of people who have made a donation (min. $5.00) to GIMP Magazine in 2013.  This is our way of giving back to those who have helped us along the way.  If you want a chance to win, simply donate before the draw takes place.  The draw will take place on Saturday December 14th at 12 noon EST, and the winner will be announced via twitter, and emailed a digital download link to the course. UPDATE: And the winner is “livingwithbugs” email account!  Thanks everyone for your donations, they help to continue our magazine!

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DIRECTORS CUT – SPECIAL EDITION

Watch the above HD 720p 3min special Directors Cut Video.

 

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MagCloud did an great job of printing the high resolution version of this magazine.  We are so impressed with this service.  The cost is $24 and this includes a $5 contribution to GIMP Magazine.  The print quality and service makes it so worth while.  The quality is truly outstanding compared to the digital online version.  They also have an iPad version too that is free with the purchase of the magazine.  Check them out at http://gimpmagazine.magcloud.com

 

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PREPARING FOR ISSUE #6

We greatly need your submissions for Issue #6 of GIMP Magazine planned for March 2014. The deadline for submissions is December 31 2013. Please submit at http://gimpmagazine.org/submissions

Help continue to spread the word about GIMP and GIMP Magazine.  We greatly appreciate your follows, donations, comments, retweets, reshares, +1s, blog posts, etc. . . If you are not already following us, please do so to be a part of our community of over 10,000 people.  Enjoy and keep your submissions flowing in, we are actively working on Issue #6 and we plan to see you again in March. Season’s Greetings Everyone!

Issue 5 Preview – Portrait Retouching

TOC Pat David Tut Preview

There are many powerful F/OSS (free and open source software) tools that can be used for professional level photo retouching, GIMP being one of them. GIMP is more than capable of handling tasks that high level retouching requires. It even includes some capabilities that don’t exist in commercial software. This tutorial focuses on portrait retouching using a combination of RawTherapee, GIMP, and an incredibly useful plugin—Wavelet Decompose.

 

ABOUT PATRICK DAVID

Patrick David is a hobbyist photographer, digital tinkerer, and open source software advocate. He blogs (semi) regularly about using GIMP and F/OSS tools for high quality photographic retouching on his website under “Getting Around in GIMP”. You can find him at these online sites:
Blog: http://blog.patdavid.net/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/105956747281909080618/posts
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/patdavid
He is also the administrator of the GIMP Users Community on
Google+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112556998953300949378

 

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Help Support GIMP Magazine by contributing any amount. This money goes towards covering our ongoing costs of running a free magazine.  Donate at http://gimpmagazine.org/giftshop

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE

Did you know that we use GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus to publish GIMP Magazine?  I will be giving away a free copy of the new Desktop Publishing Course.  Here is how it works: I will randomly draw from the list of people who have made a donation (min. $5.00) to GIMP Magazine in 2013.  This is our way of giving back to those who have helped us along the way.  If you want a chance to win, simply donate before the draw takes place.  The draw will take place on Saturday December 14th at 12 noon EST, and the winner will be announced via twitter, and emailed a digital download link to the course.

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We also need your submissions!  Please submit to http://gimpmagazine.org/submissions . Issue #5 is now nearing completion and launches December 11th, that is only a few days away! Help make this launch the best ever!

 

 

Issue 5 Preview – Christopher Perez

Preview Master ClassChristopher Perez is back with his master class tutorial titled “Gum Over Palladium”.  This is an eight page tutorial that shows you how to create the image style shown above using a series of filters and color gradients. We are working hard on the final editing and preparations for Issue #5 of GIMP Magazine.  Please join us on December 11 to make this our best launch ever.  You will not be disappointed!  In the mean time be sure to check out Christopher’s image gallery on flickr linked above.

 

WANT TO LEARN DESKTOP PUBLISHING USING SCRIBUS (LIKE INDESIGN)?

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Keep your submissions flowing in.  It is completely free to submit your images/article and our instructions are located on the submissions page.  Who knows, maybe your work will be featured on the cover of GIMP Magazine and seen by people all over the world?

Also help GIMP Magazine by donating to our free magazine.

 

Issue 5 Launches December 11

Preivew Pat David

Issue #5 of GIMP Magazine arrives to the world on December 11th.  This exciting issue is kicked off by master photographer and GIMP expert Patrick David.  We have so much in store for you in our fifth installment.  This is going to be amazing and fun at 90 pages of tutorials and more!  Check out what’s inside:

 

  • We have a feature article with Pat David displaying some innovative photography techniques (including the happiest baby ever!)
  • Pat David also describes a very detailed tutorial about using RAW photography and GIMP together
  • The master Christopher Mark Perez is also back sharing another master class with us
  • We also have a special feature in this issue which is a cross over with the ever-popular “Meet the GIMP” website — this is an article revealing the Rolf’s photography challenge
  • In addition to this we have a packed photography and design galleries with some pretty amazing works
  • Steve Czajka reviews the quickly evolving marketplace of image manipulation software in an article that will make you rethink how you choose to manage your images
  • To top it all up we have Debi Dalio providing a special review of Tux Paint for little ones who will eventually graduate to become new users of GIMP

WANT TO LEARN GIMP, OR MAYBE A GREAT GIFT IDEA?

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The GIMP Magazine Team would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our magazine. Visit our website if you would like to contribute. We can now accept donations of any amount (see upper right of our website) — we send cool stuff to those who do! Advanced previews, special features and other special goodies!

GIMP Magazine is also creative commons (CC-BY-SA) which means that you can freely republish it, copy it distribute it any way you like in accordance with the terms of CC licenses.  Copy away!

GIMP Magazine is FREE! Help spread the word. Tell your friends and family. Please follow us by: email on our website, re-tweet us on twitter, re-share us on Google Plus, like us on facebook or simply tell a friend about GIMP Magazine!  Be sure to download the full issue on December 11 and check out our previews leading up to that.

 

Cheers
The GIMP Magazine Team!

P.S. Keep your submissions coming in!  We need more full length articles and tutorials for Issue #6 (Planned for March 2014)!  Possibly your creations will make the cover?  We need more photography submissions too!  Don’t be bashful. The deadline for submissions is December 31st.