Using the GIMP for Simple Desktop Backgrounds

Posted by jayrfink on Nov 2, 2005 2:42 AM EDT
Systhread; By Jason (Jay) R Fink
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Not a graphics guru but you would like to know a little bit about creating a nice background? Using the gimp in a few steps, a variety of nice backgrounds can be yours for your X desktop.

Sometimes finding that perfect desktop background can actually end up taking a lot of time. Instead, making one might be a better approach. In this article, the basics of building nice looking background images from a simple colored one with a pattern to multiple sourced bump mapped ones is discussed using the GNU Image Manipulation Program also known as the GIMP.

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