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I know there are tutorials that make able to bend a line or either create a new line, that is circled, but I really have a specific line, and I need to have it bend in half circle.

I found similiar effect on a game, and I was wondering if there was possibility to replicate it on GIMP.

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/9170/571946-kingdom_hearts_1.jpg

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Which part of the screenshot are you referring to? The health/power-up meter on the bottom right? –  DumbNic Oct 17 '13 at 18:05
    
Health one, the green. –  RikTelner Oct 17 '13 at 18:10
    
Couldn't you create a circle and cut away the parts you don't need? (I'm not a GIMP user) –  DumbNic Oct 17 '13 at 18:13
    
@Dominic Yes, but I have precise length of bar, if I will make circle, I would be unable to guess the length (maybe r^2*3.14). But I am thinking of resolution that wouldnt require additional hmmm, performance. –  RikTelner Oct 17 '13 at 18:25
    
Yes, you're basically talking about the circumference which can be worked out with the formula 2πr. –  DumbNic Oct 17 '13 at 18:36

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It is much easier to generate an open circle with a vector graphics application (e.g. Inkscape) but here's how to do this with Gimp:

  1. Create circular selection:

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  2. Choose Select - Border to generate a border selection with a given pixes size (here 20):

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  3. Create square selection in selection subtract mode:

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  4. Subtract the square selection from the bordered circle selection:

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  5. Fill with desired color (or draw selection outlines):

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Yeah, I kinda know this... but thanks for help anyway. –  RikTelner Oct 18 '13 at 14:37

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