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GIMP Lesson #2:  Drawing

We will draw a Flag and then use the Ripple Animation effect to create a .gif file with an animated Flag.



Process:

1.  Start Gimp (K Menu -> Graphics -> GNU Image Manipulation Program)

2.  Create New Document with a 200x150 pixel size:
    File -> New
    Set Size to 200 by 150 pixels
    Click Advanced Options
    Select "Fill With" -> Background Color

3.  Use the Paintbrush to draw an American Flag
    Double Click Color Selector to Change Colors
    White is the Lower Right Corner of the Color Selector

4.  Make the Ripple Animation
    Filters -> Animation -> Rippling
    Click OK

5.  To see your animation, select:
    Filters -> Animation -> Playback

6.  Save your work:
    File -> Save
    Name your file "Lastname Flag.gif"
    Select "Save As Animation"
    Click "Export"
    Select Frame Disposal Option "One frame per layer"
    Click "Save"

7.  Use "Insert -> Picture -> From File" on Open Office to use your Flag in a Presentation Document.

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