4.2 Textures

As you saw in the preceding tutorial, building a logo often requires creating a texture first. The patterns provided by GIMP can be used as textures. You can browse through these in the Patterns dialog, initially located below the Layers dialog. But you have only a few patterns to choose from, and they’re somewhat small. You can find more patterns and textures online, but building your own isn’t very difficult, and you’ll discover that creating the texture you want, exactly as you want it, is often faster.

In this section, we introduce you to tiling, which lets you fill an unlimited area seamlessly by repeating a smaller image and blending the edges together. We then present a short list of the tools available in GIMP for creating ...

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