I would like to create some custom graphical border painted along paths, but I don't knew how or where to start. I Knew how to use gimp and other graphical softwares but mostly I only do photo Manipulations. Here is the look what I would like to re-create, more or less.

Example Border

can anyone give me a hint, how to achive this?

  • Did you search Google? I did and found several how-to's – the top link was even from GIMP itself. If you tried those methods but they did not work for your purposes, you might want to add that to your question (also include why, of course).
    – Jongware
    Nov 24, 2018 at 12:02
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    Possible duplicate of How to trace pattern along a path in GIMP?
    – user82991
    Nov 24, 2018 at 22:27

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With Edit>Stroke path:

  • In Line mode, the line is filled with a pattern (but the pattern is not rotated to follow the path)
  • In Brush mode, the brush is used to paint along the path, and you can set Emulate brush dynamics using a Dynamics setting that tracks the path direction to rotate the brush.

You can also use ofn-gradient-along-path to stroke a path with a transversal gradient.

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