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I want to draw some icebergs in Gimp or Photoshop. In Gimp I tried Path Tool, and then I tried to fill in the colors with Bucket Fill, but this gave me a very bad result. So my question is if anyone can help me, either in Photoshop or Gimp, to get started?

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In Photoshop, just use the Pen Tool -- it sounds like you are a beginner so I'd recommend checking out some tutorials.

Here is a good one that goes over creating your own shapes in Photoshop.

To address the images you've linked, I would split that up into 5 layers. One for the background, the back mountains, their shading, the front mountains, and their shading.

Since the mountains are a single color (aside from the shading) you can use a single shape for them. Then I'd create multiple "shading" shades on top to give the mountains depth.

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Just to note that everything Johannes refers to in Photoshop can be done in GIMP - nothing advanced software-wise is needed here. It's just about good judgement with colours, shades, placement, consistent light source, etc, and keeping it all organised well like Johannes describes. –  user568458 Oct 28 '13 at 15:29
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