Working with the Blend Tool in Gimp

Hi to all

Today a  little Tutorial how you can work with the Blend Tool in Gimp

What is the Blend Tool?

This tool fills the selected area with a gradient blend of the foreground and background colors by default, but there are many options. To make a blend, drag the cursor in the direction you want the gradient to go, and release the mouse button when you feel you have the right position and size of your blend. The softness of the blend depends on how far you drag the cursor. The shorter the drag distance, the sharper it will be.

You found the Blend Tool in the Tool Box it looks like so:

blend

When you take a look at the Tool Options when you have click on the Blend Tool you see much more settings for the Blend.

blend1

So now let us take a look at the Blend Tool, when you make a click on the Gradient you can choose a Blend what you will, Gimp has a lot installed by default.

I have add more Gradients to Gimp, and have choose Rainbow Glow Gradient

blend2

So now go to the Menu and click New, and choose a Size i choose here now a size from 1920x1080px with the Foreground color white.

 

Now add a new Layer and you can make a Blend on it, go with your Cursor to the middle of the Background, press the CTRL Key and drop down the left Mouse Button and go with the Lines (you see it after press the left Mouse Button), to the top of the Image you see now your first Blend.

 

blend3

When you not press the CTRL Key on your Keyboard you became not the correct Lines, it is then always somewhat oblique.

Now when you have a Gradient with more colors so as i here, you can make a settings on the Shape to Linear, Bi-Linear, Radial, Square, Conical or Spiral

I will let you see now how it looks with a more Color Gradient.

 

blend, shape:linear

blend, shape:linear

 

Blend, Shape: Radial

Blend, Shape: Radial

 

Blend, Shape:Square

Blend, Shape:Square

 

Blend, Shape:Conical (sym)

Blend, Shape:Conical (sym)

 

Blend, Shape: Conical (asym)

Blend, Shape: Conical (asym)

 

Blend, Shape: Shaped (angular)

Blend, Shape: Shaped (angular)

 

and a bit more.

 

To see the full Tutorial about the Blend Tool in Gimp watch it at the Gimp Tutorial Page here: https://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-tool-blend.html

And as ever, “You see the work with Gimp is not so hard as you mean it”

Enjoy your try with Gimp