View Full Version : Join the dots with GIMP

September 3rd, 2008, 01:07 AM
Okay, suggest any other tool that I can use.
The kiddo is starting to learn the concept of "join the dots". So, I want to produce some worksheets of alphabets that he can work on using gimp, but couldn't figure out how to do this. There is no way to use a dotted line with the text tool. Any idea how I can do this?

September 3rd, 2008, 06:13 AM
Have you tried any of the educational tools?
there's some amazing stuff there.

September 3rd, 2008, 06:41 AM
You may want to try a vector program such as Inkscape (available in the repositories):

sudo apt-get install inkscape
I'm not certain, but there is probably a way to use a text tool to write the alphabet, then select the letters and change the outlines into dashed lines.
Actually, there's an inkscape tutorial you may want to look at here. (http://diwaneayyari.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/hello-world/) In particular, check out step 14 where they show how to set the path properties for a dashed line. This could be applied to letters quite easily, I think.

FYI I found the tutorial, along with several others here (http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/).

September 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM
I made some of those for my kids using Inkscape a few months ago, although now my husband is working on a dotted tracing font (using FontForge) as doing it by hand is arduous.