How To Draw A Straight Line in GIMP

How To Draw A Straight Line in GIMP

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There’s no “line tool” in GIMP. That might be frustrating if you’re familiar with image editing programs that have a tool like that. But, once you know how easy it is to make a straight line in GIMP without having to grab a different tool as you paint, you’ll never look back.

How to Draw A Straight Line in GIMP

  • Grab a painting tool like the Pencil, or Paintbrush.
  • Choose the appropriate tool settings for the brush in the Tool Options Dialog.
  • Click the starting point of the line on your image, then hold down the Shift button on your keyboard, and move your mouse to over the image to the point you would like the line to end.
  • You’ll see a straight “guide” line appear as you move your mouse to let you know where the line will be drawn.

drawing a straight line in GIMP with the help of the shift key

  • Now, click the end point of the line. The line will be drawn on the picture between the start and end points that you clicked.

how to draw a straight line in GIMP

See? Click, hold Shift, Click again. Super easy.

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