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1/19/2012

How to Make a Heart in Gimp

 Here is a quick and easy tutorial for anyone who uses Gimp.  You can make your own heart :)
First, just create a rectangle using the rectangle select tool... Fill it in with whatever color you'd like your heart to be.
Then make a new layer and create an oval, I filled with black to show the contrast.  Position this oval (rotate and move tool) so that it is just under the top of the rectangle and just coming thru in the center of the bottom left angle.  If you lower the opacity slider, it may make it easier for you to position properly (see third screenshot).


Now right click on the oval layer in the layers box and choose ALPHA TO SELECTION.  You'll see marching ants around the selection... Click once on the rectangle layer to make it the active layer.  Go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.  You should have what looks like half a heart.  Well just duplicate the layer and use the flip tool to make the other half. 
Zoom in so you can line it up right. Put the two together and then right click on the layer in layers box and choose MERGE DOWN.


 
Now that ou have your heart, you can scale it to fit the project you're working on.  See how I made a multi-layered heart? 

Hope you liked this tutorial :)  thanks for viewing!

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