Red Gradient Spiral - My First GIMP Image

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create a new blank image, fill it with a red gradient spiral and save it in GIMP XCF format.

Now let me try to create my first image with GIMP.

1. Run GIMP again and click menu File > New. "Create a New Image" dialog box shows up.

2. Enter Image Size in pixels, Width: 144, Height: 144, and click OK. A blank image shows up. Note that 144 pixels equals to 2 inches with a 72-PPI resolution.

3. From the tool icon list on the Toolbox panel, select the icon called: "Blend Tool: Fill selected area with a color gradient".

4. On the Toolbox panel, click the foreground color selection icon (below the tool icon list), and select the red color.

5. On the Toolbox panel, change the blend Shape to Spiral in the Blend options area.

6. Move the mouse to the center of the blank image, press the mouse button down, move the mouse to the top right corner of the image, and release the button. A nice looking image is generated by GIMP:
GIMP Red Gradient Spiral Image

7. Click menu File > Save, enter Name: GIMP-Red-Gradient-Spiral, and click Save. The image is saved to a GIMP file: GIMP-Red-Gradient-Spiral.xcf in GIMP XCF format.

Last update: 2008.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 Introduction to GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

 Downloading and Installing GIMP 2.6.3

 Main Window, Toolbox, and Layers/Channels

Red Gradient Spiral - My First GIMP Image

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version