I have been a user of GIMP for a while now. While I was able to do whatever change to existing images, today I was faced with a new challenge. Well, how do I draw a simple non-filled rectangle? I could not find any tool in GIMP which would help me create a simple rectangle. A decent image editor should provide an easy way to draw regular shapes right?
After a bit of searching I found a way to draw a simple rectangle. Here it is for all of you who may need it.
Step 1: Open GIMP
Step 2: Create a new Image by clicking on File > New and selecting the image size from the dialog that pops up
Step 3: Click on the Select Rectangular Regions tool. [Figure 1]
Step 4: Draw a rectangular selection on the image. [Figure 2]
Step 5: From the menu choose Edit > Stroke Selection. [Figure 3]
Step 6: In the Stroke Selection dialog, select the line width of the rectangle you wish to draw, the type of line, the pattern and other desirable attributes. [Figure 4]
Step 7: Click on the Stroke button
Step 8: The rectangle is now drawn and selected [Figure 5]
List of Figures
Figure 1 – The GIMP – Rectangular Selection
Figure 2 – Draw a rectangular region
Figure 3 – Stroke Selection
Figure 5 – Hurray!