We suggest you learn to make valentines with their hands in a free graphics editor GIMP .But basically, this is made to be present in other common graphic editors.
Deciding to do with their own hands valentines in GIMP, download and install the program (there are versions for Windows, and for Linux), and run - start creating! We will try to start with the most basic and draw in GIMP scarlet heart.
To begin, create a new document .On the File menu / File select Create / Create a New Image.In the dialog box, select the desired file size in pixels (for example, we have chosen 1600 x 1200 pixels).Select the orientation of the picture (portrait or album).Portrait elongated vertically, album - horizontally.You no longe
To make it easier to draw a heart, you need to enable guides .To do this, click View / View, select the Show line / Show rulers (if visible on the left and so the line - do not have to).Then click on the guide to the left edge of the screen and holding the left mouse button, drag the guide in the center of "sheet" that she shared it about half.If the guide disappears when you release it, on the View menu / View, select Show guides / Show Guides.
The first part of the heart - a circle drawn on the new layer.If you do not see the Layers palette / Layers, menu Windows / Windows, select Dockable Dialogs / Dockable Dialogs, and in it - subparagraph Layers / Layers.Then click on the Create a new layer / Create new layer;before pressing the OK button, make sure the dialog box New Layer / New Layer is selected Transparent / Transparency.Now click on the Ellipse Select tool / Ellipse Select Tool and draw a circle in the upper half of the page so that it touches the vertical guide.
Then fill the circle color .To do this, click on the rectangle foreground and background / Foreground color, select a color in the dialog box, change the foreground color / Change Foreground Color and press OK.To make the fill color of the circle, click Edit / Edit, select Fill with foreground color / Fill with FG Color, checked in the Layers palette, a red circle that has been applied to a new layer.To remove the selection, the menu item Highlight / Select select Remove / None.
to draw the bottom of the heart , you need a tool Outlines / Paths.Select it and click on the contour of the circle just above the central point (see. Figure).Now place the cursor in the center of the guide closer to the bottom of the page, click and drag.You will have a smooth line going from one point to another.Having achieved the desired bending line, release the mouse button.Now hold down the Shift key and click on the outline of the circle in front of the first point.Then hold down the Ctrl key and click on the first point to close the contour.
Most likely, you will have to slightly move the first point .If palette Navigation / Display Navigation closed in the menu Windows / Windows, select Dockable Dialogs / Dockable Dialogs, and in it - subparagraph Navigation / Navigation.Now repeatedly press the zoom view / Zoom In and move the slider in the Navigation window so to bring the first point of the circuit.Now you can click on it and move in the right direction.To see the result, the menu item View / View, select Zoom / Zoom, and in it - subparagraph Fill box / Fit image in window.
Now use the circuit to make a selection and fill it with color .The palette Outlines / Paths Options, which appeared under the Toolbox / Toolbox, click on the selection from path / Selection from Path.In the Layers palette / Layers click on the New Layer / New Layer, to make sure it is active, and then click Edit / Edit, select Fill with foreground color / Fill with FG Color /.To remove the selection, the menu item Highlight / Select select Remove / None.
Now you have half a heart. How to make it whole? In the Layers palette / Layers, click Duplicate Layer / Create a duplicate.Then, in the menu item Layer / Layer to select the sub-Conversion / Transform, and in it - Flip Horizontal / Flip Horizontally.You may have to move a little bit new layer.It is convenient to hide the central guide (View - Show guide / View - Show Guides).Select the Move tool / Move and use the right and left arrow keys to move the second half of the heart.Will make it easier if you zoom in.
All!You just have to connect the two halves of the heart in a single layer (Layer - Merge Down / Layer - Merge Down). Just like valentines made with his own hands in the GIMP!
author of the tutorial - Ian Pullen