>Good question. Did you mean the "paths tool"? I don't think there is a pen
>tool. Anyways I don't think that the paths tool anti aliases. What I would
>do is make sure the "Lock Alpha Channel" checkbox on the right layers
>dialoge is marked. (located under Opacity) What this does is it keeps the
>ammount of transparency the same, however the color will still change to
>your gradient. This allows for the anti aliasing to maintain its integrity
>and not look jagged.
>If you need further help just email me back. I am too busy to do it right
>this moment, but will have free time soon.
>On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM, bob <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> How do I create smooth diagonal lines ?
>> I've been experimenting with creating various aesthetics for an online
>> portfolio. Here is the result of one such experiment:
>> I created the shape of the navigation container image with the pen tool.
>> turned the resulting path into a selection, and then applied various
>> gradients and layer effects.
>> >From the outset of that process, the outline of the navigation bar has
>> somewhat jagged.
>> Is there a way to create the diagonal edges for such an image smoothly?
>> bob (via www.gimpusers.com)
I did indeed mean the paths tool.
I haven't been able to get results by locking the alpha channel. But this is
most probably due to my failure to understand this function and it's purpose.
Until you pointed it out, I hadn't even noticed it.
Feel free to point me to information on what what locking alpha can do.
Once I locked the alpha channel, I couldn't seem to do much with the layer. I
couldn't fill it or anything.
However, after playing around with the advice in this thread, I was able to
get closer to the effect that I wanted.
I got closer to smooth diagonals by stroking the path.
bob (via www.gimpusers.com)
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