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How to Make Retro Sun Rays in GIMP

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How to Make Retro Sun Rays in GIMP
Retro Sun Rays Background

Retro Sun Rays Background

Text and Images © Ian Pullen
Retro sun rays have been a popular graphic style for many years and their popularity shows no sign of waning. In this step by step tutorial, I'll show you how you can create your own sun rays effect using GIMP, the free raster image editor.

This graphic style is perfect for adding interest to backgrounds of all sorts of projects, including blog banners and adverts. While there are a few steps to take to get a balanced design, this isn't particularly complex and should be suitable for beginner GIMP users.

If you've not used GIMP before, you can find out a bit more about the app in our review of GIMP and you'll also find a link to the download site from where you can get you own free copy.

On the next page I'll get started with showing you how to make your own retro sun rays graphic.

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