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Learn how to make a quick and simple wooden texture in The Gimp

Step 1: Ready the Canvas!

Open up The Gimp and create a new project (File -> new...).

Set up your canvas by selecting the height and width. I chose 300x300 because it has alot of space to work with and its a square so it'll be easier to tile.

Then select the fill bucket tool and choose a shade of brown for the base.

Then, fill the 300x300 canvas with the brown color using the fill bucket.
I love Gimp and this is an awesome instructable, but what do you save the image as in order for it to work as a gimp texture?
Pattern I mean, man, I always get that mixed up when it comes to gimp xD
This is what I wound up with, a good instructable though
Very nice. I did this wood effect by repeating the whole bump map thing with a second "spread" noise with motion blur. It made for a nice rough texture, just what I was looking for. Thank you for teaching me how to use the bump map feature!
Nice, Instructable it's easy to remember too. I did this one with one layer and Iwarp.
yay! I love gimp I'm always using it but I suck at it! but thanks to you Ive learned about so many more features! thank you
I'm glad I could help. I haven't been on in a long while but I'm thinking of making more tutorials for The Gimp, and YouTube tutorials for other programs. Is there anything you would like to learn about 2d or 3d design and/or animation that I could start on? I have been meaning to take on a new project.
Well done. I'm always glad to see more Gimp users out there.
Thank you, this was my first instructable. I just started using gimp so this was the best I could come up with. I'm glad you don't think it sucks.

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