This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to create a Line Nova 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 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 Line Nova. And from the subsequent Line Nova dialogue box, experiment with the settings, and then click OK.
Because it has been applied to its own Layer, your completed Line Nova Layer can then be dragged onto your artwork. This type of pattern makes a perfect “Explosion” background.
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.
Congratulations, your Line Nova is complete, and it is ready to incorporate into your artwork.
To save your Line Nova Background, from the top menu, then File then Save As.
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