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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Andy Harris

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Chapter 4

Editing Graphics

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing Gimp

arrow Managing the main tools

arrow Selecting image elements

arrow Working with layers

arrow Understanding filters

arrow Creating a tiling background

arrow Building banner images

HTML and CSS are powerful tools, but sometimes you still need to use a graphics editor to get the look you want. In this chapter, you learn to use Gimp, a free and powerful graphic editor.

Using a Graphics Editor

You'll find using a graphics editor handy for a number of tasks:

  • Modifying an image: The obvious use of a graphical tool is to modify or create an image that will be used on your web page. This could involve changing the image size, correcting the color balance, changing the file type, or cropping the image.
  • Preparing a background image: As I discuss in Book II, Chapter

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