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using gimp as a CAD program, kinda...

Apr 16, 2012, 22:57
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using gimp as a CAD program, kinda...
K, so i have decided to design and build my own longboard, so i have decided to try and use gimp as my design software. I am trying to make the deck have almost a tear drop shape, 3.5 feet long, 10 inches wide at the widest, and 1/2 an inch thick. I know what i WANT it to look like, but i want to put the pattern on paper so i can run out to kinko's or something, print it off, and lay it over the veneers after i have them pressed together so i can be confident that it will be a consistent and evenly ballanced. All that i am having trouble with is how to actually put out the design in gimp. could you guys give me tips on how to effectively use gimp as a kind of blue print program? any help would be awesome. or if you are board (miss spelling for the pun), i would even love to accept any designs that you guys could whip up. thanks a bunch!
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Apr 16, 2012, 23:21
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yeah, i have been trying to use the path tool, but i cant seem to get a contiguos shape using it. and im also having trouble doing curves with it.
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Apr 17, 2012, 13:12
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awesome, thanks
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