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

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Chapter 9. Advanced Drawing

In Chapter 4, you learned the basics of drawing with GIMP. But there are still quite a few tricks that can give your drawings more polish.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to use layer masks, gradients, and layer modes to create great-looking drawings and logos. You'll learn how to control the Perspective tool, and create shadows and highlights. Finally, you'll learn how to create your own brushes, gradients, and other GIMP resources. The chapter will cover the following:

  • Useful mask tricks

  • Layer modes

  • Creating depth: drawing with layer modes

  • Drawing realistic shadows

  • Realism and multipoint perspective

  • Adding reflections and shading

  • Making brushes, patterns, and gradients

Useful Mask Tricks

You learned about the basics of layer ...

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