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trainguy77
Mar 19, 2006, 04:48 PM
This should be easy. Its bugging me that I can't find it. What I am trying to do is make a semi circle. Like the image attached. But I want it perfectly centered and perfectly symmetrical. How would I do this?



dpaanlka
Mar 19, 2006, 08:20 PM
Make a normal circle, then delete the bottom half?

bousozoku
Mar 19, 2006, 10:01 PM
Make a normal circle, then delete the bottom half?

That, or create a rectangle over half of it in the background/eraser colour.

You can always do it separately save it and pull it into something else, right?

tag
Mar 19, 2006, 11:37 PM
As a GIMP person myself this got me thinking, and the easiest way I can think of is by using the 'Select elliptical regions' tool.

Use the 'Select elliptical regions' tool to create an outline of a full circle
Then use the 'Fill' tool to fill the circle with a solid color
Then again use the 'Select elliptical regions' tool to create another circle within the solid circle(choose however thick you want the solid area to be), then clear the new selection (control+k)
Now you can cut/cover the circle at any point to make it a semi-circle using the 'Select rectangular regions' tool.
Then you can touch up the end points how ever you like

added a little demo attachment