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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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15.2 An Overview of the Drawing Tools

Drawing tools are used to modify the colors in an image—throughout the entire image, within a selection, or brush stroke by brush stroke. By default, the drawing tools are at the bottom of the Toolbox, as shown in Figure 15-1.

The drawing tools in the Toolbox

Figure 15-1. The drawing tools in the Toolbox

While brush tools change the pixels along the brush stroke, filling tools affect a whole image or selection:

  • Bucket fill fills an area with a solid color or a pattern.

  • Blend fills an area with a gradient.

The other drawing tools are brush tools. They modify the image via manual brush strokes using the current brush or along a selection or path, ...

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