In the previous tutorial you used a brush that was included in the GIMP Software. You can also create your own custom brush tools several different ways. This allows you to really personalize your work.
1.) Create a New Image (File-->New). The image should be the size of the brush you are creating, which is fairly small....64 X 64 pxl. Make sure your background is set to Transparent.
2.) Double click on the word "Background" to rename the layer--> "Layer 1"
3.) Use the Lasso Tool to create a new shape and fill it however you would like.
4.) I used the Gradient Tool to fill by shape, but you can use a solid color or a filter if you would like.
5.) Duplicate this Layer Twice (rename your new layers, "Layer 2" and "Layer 3")
6.) Hide Layer 3 and Layer 1 (click on the eye icon to the left of the layer) so that you can only see Layer 2. Change the fill of the shape on Layer 2...do not move the shape.
7.) Repeat this step for Layer 3.
8.) Make all of your layers visible now.
9.) Save a Copy of this brush in .xcf Format, in case you would like to edit it later.
10.) The last step is to save your brush as a GIMP picture brush....(.GIH)
Right Click or Control Click on our image.....File-->Export As
Give your file a name and type in the extension..... (.gih). Click Export
A new window should pop up that says....."Export Image as Brush Pipe"...enter the settings shown below and click "Export"
To see your brush go to the Brush Tool and look at the "Tool Options" and look at your Brush Types (your brush should appear in the upper left corner)
To test your brush, create a new image...size 600 x 600 pxl with a white background. Select your brush tool and try it out!
Play around with different sizes of your brush and other tool modes and options
- Aspect Ratio
**Save your Image and Print for a grade (make sure you at least do one Large Size Stamp of your brush so I can see it)