This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a Smooth Golden Shadows Pattern.
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.
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Create a New Image, and set the following settings, then click OK. (Ctrl then N).
Now, from the left-side Toolbox, activate the Blend Tool.
And set the following attributes into the Tool Options box. I have selected a
Gradient named Shadows 1. However, for personal results, it’s important to experiment with different Gradients, Shapes, Offset and Repeat settings.
Now, left-click over the white canvas’s right-side, and drag out a “Gradient Line” in the direction indicated below. Then release the mouse button.
(Ctrl-clicking keeps the line straight).
To produce personal patterns, it’s important to be creative and experiment with different line directions. Perhaps building up the effect by applying multiple Gradient Lines.
Congratulations, your golden shadows effect is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export.
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