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Shape Tool?

Jun 24, 2014, 01:10 (This post was last modified: Jun 24, 2014 01:19 by Dialga.)
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Photo Shape Tool?
Is there a shape tool similar to Paint that makes a simple box, line, and bubble? I want to make a text bubble.
Edit: I still need a straight line or triangle, but I can do a rectangle easily enough.
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Jun 24, 2014, 02:10
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RE: Shape Tool?
(Jun 24, 2014 01:10)Dialga Wrote:  Is there a shape tool similar to Paint that makes a simple box, line, and bubble? I want to make a text bubble.
Edit: I still need a straight line or triangle, but I can do a rectangle easily enough.
Use the path tool.
See http://gimpforums.com/thread-making-talk...-path-tool
or http://gimpforums.com/thread-talk-bubbles
or http://gimpforums.com/thread-speech-bubbles-in-gimp
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Jun 24, 2014, 02:12
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RE: Shape Tool?
If its just lines & shapes, these are more vector based/2d graphic types
You would have an easier time importing the shapes from inkscape.

Or after making the shapes in inkscape, copy the screen & paste it into Gimp for further editing (adding text, etc.)

Of course you can add text in Inkscape also.

*In Gimp you can
(to make the bubble)
Ellipseselect do an ellipseselect, then do

Edit > Stroke Selection

(for the lines)
Please check out this helpful tutorial vid here:
http://youtu.be/BdbxlrqCANA?t=3m44s

He talks about creating circles earlier in the video before the line.

There is an anti-alising option but,
To smooth the lines or circles more, try
- Filters > Blurs > Motion blur (type: radial)
or
- Filters > blurs > Gaussian blur

You'll get decent results in Gimp, better with Inkscape, so give that program a try if you have the resources (its also free ^_^ )

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Jun 24, 2014, 04:05
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RE: Shape Tool?
Script written by Graechan

Comix Text Bubble
http://gimpscripts.com/2012/10/comix-text-bubble/

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