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Using Gimp - More Fun with Brushes

As our last meeting was short, due to the lack of heating, here are a few brief notes on making your own brushes.  Most Gimp users have used the Brush Tool at some time but most of us have never explored its full potential.  Any image can be converted into a...
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Creative Mixed Media Art - into 2019 - recent work

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Gimp 2.10 users

Gimp 2.10 as first installed looks totally different from Gimp 2.8 but don't panic, the difference you see is largely cosmetic. Gimp 2.10 when first opened :- It looks nothing like Gimp 2.8 that I have used in my videos :- However with a few simple tweaks it can look like...
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GIMP : Making a Star Brush

When using brushes in Gimp it is often useful to modify their size and shape.  However when trying to make a star shape for a Christmas card I discovered not all the properties of the original Star shaped brush could be edited.  To overcome this problem I first selecting the original...
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Making Christmas Cards with Gimp

At our last Gimp meeting  we looked at possible techniques for converting photographs to pictures suitable for Christmas cards.  The tools I use have been described in my previous blogs and I would recommend having a look at them if you are not familiar with their use.The main ones are Layer...
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