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How do you draw a straight line?

Apr 22, 2012, 23:32 (This post was last modified: Apr 22, 2012 23:39 by STU9000.)
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How do you draw a straight line?
Simple question. I couldn't work out how to do this before, so I decided to draw a long box, 2 pixels wide and fill it with the desired colour. That was all fair and well until I tried reducing my image and then the nice looking spider web line that I drew turned into a horrible black and white block line that looks crap.

So, I decided to try and get rid of it, and here I am 45 minutes later still trying to get rid of it. I don't what layer it is on, there are many layers, whenever i find the layer it is and delete it it then turns up in another layer in a different colour. I've tried copying and pasting over layers, it just keeps coming back, I don't know what is going on anymore, it wont go away....

I don't know if it's a bug or I just can't find it. Either way it's doing my head in, I'm tired and I want to have a cup of tea and a game of online backgammon and then go to bed, but this problem is preventing me from doing all of those things.


So yeah, while I continue trying to get to the bottom of this does anyone know how to draw a simple freaking straight line in GIMP by clicking on a point and then clicking on another point? Simples.

EDIT- sorry for the rant, I got the root of the problem finally. But still, how do you draw a straight line LOLZ
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Apr 22, 2012, 23:39
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RE: How do you draw a straight line?
With the brush:
- click down on start point
- release button
- move mouse to end point
- depress shift key (draws a thin straight line, you can move the pointer to adjust)
- click to draw
- you can repeat to draw a polygon
- if you depress Shift and then Control, the line is drawn at "constrained angles" (multiples of 15°). This is useful in particular to draw vertical and horizontal lines

Otherwise, use the Paths tool, define a path, and then stroke it.

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Apr 22, 2012, 23:55
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RE: How do you draw a straight line?
Ahahahahaha! Brilliant, and so simples. Now I can have my cup of tea and bedtime backgammon. Cheers ofnuts.
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