Perhaps I misunderstand, but I tried that and it doesn't work because the GIMP doesn't rotate the brush to follow the tangent of the vector. You can see from the first link below how it's supposed to work. On the other hand, I am using 2.2.13 (latest official release) whereas perhaps somehow v2.3.9+ fixes this.

Thanks.



There is a way to find out how long a path is; You can find that number, enable 'use gradient' in the paint tool, and set the length of the gradient to match that number. Then stroking the path should give the result you want.

That is if you want a gradient ALONG the path.

If you want a gradient in the brush instead, I suggest you:
 * Make a new transparent layer to hold the brush
 * Draw the brush once onto the layer (like, a single click with the Paintbrush tool
 * Enable 'keep alpha' for the brush layer
 * Fill with the gradient so it fits the brush how you want it to
 * Select->all
 * Edit->copy
 * Select the 'clipboard' brush
 * Stroke the path

If you want to keep the brush so you can reuse it -- you can just go to the brushes dialog and duplicate it.

GIMP >=2.3.9 required.

On 1/22/07, Gimp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I'm trying to avoid buying Photoshop and use the GIMP instead. I need to
do the technique described at either of the following pages:

   http://tutorialoutpost.com/count/5433

http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=262

Thus I want to use a gradient brush along a path. I tried to do this
with the GIMP but it doesn't seem to be possible. The GIMP seems to have
the concept of gradients, brushes, paths, and strokes, but doesn't seem
to be able to stroke a gradient brush along a path. Strictly speaking,
there is an option in the GIMP to stroke a path with a brush set to use
a gradient, but it doesn't do what most users would expect (i.e. what
Photoshop and Illustrator do) and thus doesn't work. Feel free to
correct any mistakes or misunderstandings related to the GIMP here.

Question: Is there a way to do the above with the GIMP or do I need to
shell out $600 for Photoshop?

Thank you.

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