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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Blending colors

There are many techniques on how to blend and mix colors, both on the digital and the analogue world of paper and pencil. Here, I present to you a quick way to blend any combination of colors; of course, you will need some practice to master it, but following it you'll also take command of a few more tools of GIMP.

How to do it...

To blend two distinct colors carry out the following steps:

  1. Create a new file, pick two colors you like and paint them one besides the other with a thick brush.
  2. Pick a thick brush, change its opacity to around 30, and start painting with short crossed strokes over the opposite color you have selected. This is a process so don't expect it to happen magically, just keep trying.

    This is how my picture looks after ...

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