To create a background gradient in GIMP, select the Blend Tool, and choose a gradient by clicking on the gradient preview in the Tool Options dialog. Click on a section of the canvas, and drag the tool to another section of the canvas to apply the gradient.Continue Reading
Select the Blend Tool, and choose a gradient by clicking on the gradient preview from the Blend Tool's Tool Options dialog. Choose one from the list of options that appears.
Choose the desired foreground and background colors as the most widely used gradient options require them. Choose a shape, such as linear, radial and square, as well as an opacity level, if desired.
To apply the Blend Tool, click on a section of the canvas, and hold before dragging the cursor to another section of the canvas. This can be applied in a variety of different ways and angles, such as by starting in the middle and dragging the cursor to a corner or by dragging cursor from one end of the canvas to another.
Press "Ctrl+Z" to automatically undo any action in GIMP and try again with another color, gradient or application angle until the desired background has been obtained.