Getting The Smudge Tool Working In Gimp 2.10
I have been meaning to take Gimp 2.10 out for a spin for a while now and finally got around to it by doing a few rabbit sketches.
My first attempt felt a bit clunky, I used the Paintbrush tool to do the line drawing and was not entirely satisfied with the result. The lines didn’t feel like pencil marks to me.
I also got stuck with the Smudge tool – I could not get it to work even after reading this post on Gimp Chat that advised me to set the Flow slider to 0 like this:
When I tried to use the Smudge tool nothing would happen – not a mark was made!
Eventually I realised that the tool’s Opacity Slider was set to 0 so I tried setting it to 50% and bingo! I had arrived in Smudgehaven!
Here’s the first sketch where I used the Paintbrush tool to do the line drawing:
I decided to put it up for sale on a Zazzle mug:
For the second sketch, I tweaked the brush dynamics and used the Pencil tool with the “Acrylic 01” brush. The lines in this feel much more like pencil strokes to me:
In this third sketch I used the Ink tool at full opacity to block in the shapes and then went to town with the Smudge tool: