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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Creating a light spikes background

Within a few minutes, and after using one of the best filters in GIMP, we can come up with a great variety of different backgrounds.

Getting ready

A background for a website can have different dimensions, according to how the site looks. For this background, I'll be using 1280x1024 pixel images (Be aware that this is not a standard background size).

How to do it...

Create light spikes by following these simple steps:

  1. Create a new file. Use the Blend Tool to create a subtle gradient for the background. Following are my settings for it:
    How to do it...
  2. Create a new layer. Reset your foreground and background colors by clicking the small ...

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