So many times I've wanted a way to make tapered lines in GIMP. It doesn't come up that often, but when it does, it's frustrating that it's so difficult.
For instance, when I was working on the animated brush section of
Beginning GIMP, I wanted to make
a brush that looked like grass, because that's something I've found
quite difficult to do by hand in GIMP. But to make each blade of grass,
I ended up drawing a green line of fixed width, zoom way in, then using
the lasso selection tool to select and clear the edges of the end
of each stroke. What a pain!
But I needed some help figuring out how to do it, and I know I'll forget; so I wrote up a tutorial, both for myself and to help anyone else who needs tapered lines.
Alas, this feature is brand new and only works in recent development builds. But if you aren't that current with GIMP, it's something to look forward to. I'll keep this tutorial updated in case methods change.
[ 19:26 Mar 14, 2010 More gimp | permalink to this entry ]