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

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Chapter 4. Drawing

In this chapter, I'll take a step back from photographs and explore how to use GIMP as a drawing program. I'll cover the following topics:

  • Making new images

  • Using layers for drawing

  • Drawing lines and curves

  • Changing colors and brushes

  • Erasing

  • Drawing rectangles, circles, and other shapes

  • Outlining and filling regions

  • Filling with patterns and gradients

  • Importing brushes or gradients, or making your own

  • When GIMP won't draw

  • A drawing project

A New Image

Most drawing projects begin with a blank canvas in a new window. Create one using File

A New Image

Choose a reasonable size for the image. To practice drawing techniques, use a size that fits easily on ...

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