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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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3.6 Drawing Shapes

GIMP does not have any shape-drawing tools: no rectangle tool, no circle tool, nothing. So does that mean drawing a clean rectangle in GIMP is impossible? Of course not! Drawing shapes is actually very easy.

Drawing a Straight Line

You can draw a straight line with any drawing tool by pressing . You have to draw something with the tool first (a little dot works). After you’ve drawn something, press , and you’ll see a segment extending from the dot (or whatever you drew) to the pointer (Figure 3-125). If you click, the line will be ...

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