View the tutorial via video, here:
Open any square size drawing, with a white background (I am using 400 x 400 px @ 300 dpi).
Set up a grid for the drawing: Image - Configure Grid, using the following settings (Note: make the image grid divisible by 4 and make sure the grid is visible - "View - Show Grid"):
The following steps are dependent on what you want to use as a pattern, which can be a brush shape, a photograph selection, or an image you created in GIMP. I'm using my sun clipart I created in a previous tutorial (you can grab that image file here):
Open the sun clip art into GIMP.
Follow my placement pattern of the larger suns (scaled to 300 x 300) and the smaller suns (scaled to 150 x 150) on the drawing:
The process is started by copying the sun clip art (Edit - Copy), then pasting it into the new drawing as a new layer (Edit - Paste As - New Layer).
Paste the 10th sun, scale it to 150 x 150:
Save the image as a pattern by browsing to the .gimp-2.6/pattern folder, and name the file with a .pat extension (sunshine.pat). Give it an obvious description (.sunshine). Placing a period (.) before sunshine, will move the pattern toward the top of the pattern dialog.
Refresh your patterns dialog and you're done!
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