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Coloring Icons Using Fuzy Select (Magic Tool) [GIMP 2.6]

Okay, so this will be the second way to do icons , and this method requires much less layers.  We will be using the fuzzy select, and if you don't know how to use it, then I hope this helps. 

So the fuzzy select (also called the Magic Tool) selects everything that near and related to what you click. 

The fuzzy select is found in your toolbox, which automatically comes up when you start GIMP.  I'm going to go ahead with this tutorial assuming you have your line art done, if you want to see how I did my line art, you can see the previous blog about the icon process here.

So, make sure you have your fuzzy tool equipped make sure you're on your line art layer (if you used multiple layers for line art, you need to merge them together) and all you have to do is click on the lines.  To deselect hit CTRL + A.

So, you can use your fill bucket to fill in areas with a base color and then use the fuzzy select on the single-color selection  (Do not worry if the fill bucket leaves little white spaces around the line art, this will be filled in later.  (If you still have problems with the white spaces, just make a transparent layer below the line art and color layer and fill in where it needs to be)

So, now that this single bold color is selected, we can only color in side the selected area so you don't have to worry going over the lines.  And you can continue this process with other parts of your icon. 

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