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    Tutorial Simple Dotted Trail in GIMP

    I've been playing around with some brushes in GIMP and stumbled across a way to create a dotted trail.

    1) Create a new image 3 pixels by 3 pixels.
    2) Fill the image with which ever color you want to represent your trails.
    3) Export the file as a brush.
    4) When you get the Export Dialogue, change the Spacing to 250%. This one worked great for my purpose.
    5) Export to your GIMP Brushes folder.
    6) Happy trails!!

    I have attached a segment of a map that I'm working (experimenting) on for reference. Hope this helps!!
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    Another way is to use paths. Make your path, then use 'STROKE PATH' (edit menu) and in the dialogue options select one of the line styles: sparse dots, normal dots or dense dots, and press OK.

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