This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a geometric black and white Chessboard (Checkerboard) Background.
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Create a New (Transparent) Image, and set the following Width and Height dimensions; (File then New - Ctrl then N).
Alternatively, select equal Height and Width dimensions of your choice.
Then from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Render then choose Pattern and then choose Checkerboard. And from the subsequent Checkerboard dialogue box, experiment with the settings, and then click OK.
Congratulations, your Chessboard Background is complete, and it is ready to incorporate into your artwork.
To save your Chessboard Background, from the top menu, then File then Save As.
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