Using gimp 2.6.11 on Windows. How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom? I understand to make shapes I should make a selection and then stroke it, but how do I make a selection of this shape? This is what I'm after:

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I want the length and angles of the corresponding sides to match so I don't want to just draw it by hand.

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    for geometric type illustration, most would suggest vector based software. InkScape is a good open source option.
    – DA01
    Jan 9, 2012 at 19:17

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Ok I think I found one way to do this. Not sure if it's the best way so I'm open to other answers. Here's what I did. First I enabled View -> Show Grid and View -> Snap to Grid. Then I selected the path tool. Then I clicked once for each of the 6 corners of my shape starting at the top left corner and working my way around clockwise. Then I held down the control key and click again on the first corner to close the shape. Then I went to Edit-> Stroke Path. Voila!

  • You can chose this as an answer :)
    – Jack
    Jan 9, 2012 at 11:11

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