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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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15.1 Digital Art

You may think digital art is easier than traditional art because the computer draws for you, but in fact digital art requires practice, just as traditional art does. If you already practice sketching and painting, you’ll pick up digital art more easily than if you have never touched a pencil.

Digital art does allow for some tricks and shortcuts that would be impossible with traditional media. Undo is one of the most powerful tools digital art brings to the scene. If you’re painting and make a mistake, you can try to hide the mistake, or you can try to take advantage of it, which can lead to unexpected results. If the painting is digital, however, you can simply undo the mistake and try again, which is convenient but takes away ...

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