I want to make a bunch of dashes that are 10 pixels long horizontally, 5 pixels long vertically, and separated by 20 pixels. Is there any way to do this easily in GIMP?

I was looking at slice, but that seems to output the image into a bunch of files. I just want to be able to make a uniform dash without having to manually draw a line pixel by pixel.

I want it to look something like this:

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2 Answers 2

  1. Create a new layer with a width of 10px and a transparent background.

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  2. Select your new layer and use the Grid rendering tool (Filters->Render->Pattern->Grid...).
    I used these settings:

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    Pay particular attention to the Horizontal Lines width of 5, and Spacing of 20. Making the vertical line width 0 keeps them from being drawn so vertical line spacing doesn't matter. Offset was also arbitrary.

  3. Take your layer and drag it where you want in your image.

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  • Nice answer! Welcome to GD.SE :)
    – Yisela
    Apr 15, 2014 at 22:04

The easiest way to write an "N" hyphen is simply to type an underscore _ and change the baseline of that text in the floating text box tool when you click on a text layer.

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