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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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22.6 Building New Gradients

Whereas brushes and patterns are basically images, gradients are something different. The only way to build a new gradient is with the Gradient Editor (Gradients: Gradient Menu > Edit Gradient) or by clicking the bottom-left icon in the Gradients dialog. As with brushes, you cannot edit a gradient that does not belong to you. To edit an existing gradient, you first need to duplicate that gradient, and then you can edit the duplicate.

All of the gradient editing actions are available as buttons at the bottom of the Gradients dialog. Or you can select Gradients: Gradient Menu or right-click a gradient to open the Gradients dialog menu (see Figure 22-47). You can copy the path to the gradient in the clipboard and paste ...

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