I am a firm believer of GIMP, but sometimes find it hard to do things that seem to be simple. To create a path around a figure, I'd like to sprinkle some points and then move each point to the exact location, get the handles out, and adjust the curves. My problem is that it takes a LOT of time and effort to get all those handles out.
My work around is to use Edit mode to create points with handles already out. However, creating points in Edit mode only works between two points created earlier. So I start with creating a closed path with three points in Design Mode, without handles out, then add more points with the handles out on the initial path in Edit mode by holding down the Control key.
Is this a perverted way to create a path in GIMP? Is there a better way to create points with handles out?