Mark's Quick Gimp Tip

When using the Gimp to edit one of my cartoons, the background of the image is usually white. The padding (or background fill of Gimp), however, by default, is usually set to a light gray or white (or follows the KDE color theme.) If it's white or gray, it becomes hard to distinguish where the cartoon ends and the padding of the Gimp begins.


The solution is to change the padding color. A quick way to change the padding color is to select "View->Padding Color" and then make your selection from the pop out menu. You can even select a custom color of your own making. In the example at right, I've made the padding color a light blue. Setting the padding color to something distinctive helps to define the boundaries of the image you're editing and lets you see the exact size of the canvas you're working on.