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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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3.2 Painting and Drawing

We are now going to explore some of the painting tools in more detail, but first, some remarks about brushes . . .

Brushes

Brushes are used with every painting tool and work just like brushes in real life—a larger brush lays down more color at once, and a fuzzy brush results in softer edges. Figure 3-34 shows some of the simple effects that you can get by changing brushes. Because this is digital painting, however, you can also use brushes to create effects that you couldn’t do so easily with real paint. The basic brushes, Hardness 100 and Hardness 075, are versatile and straightforward and are used frequently in this book.

Figure 3-35 shows some creative effects that you can achieve using just the Hardness 100 brush. We ...

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