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Now a more professional topic: I have been looking for a method of producing 5 circles filled with random distribution to a specific density. I tried it myself, and got predictably nowhere, so posted the problem on gimptalk.com. Somebody over there named Ofnuts produced a python script that works, and attached is my first test.

Now that I have the density part solved, I have to change the fill dot to a star, and be able to manipulate the size to get the effect I want (got the color change down...). I know this is real basic, but how do I do that?

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Why Gimp for this kind of work?
Inkscape is made for making small stars and distributing them. Look at the Object menu, you will find "align and distribute" and tools like "randomize" and "unclump".
You can work much faster with Inkscape and the results are of top quality. Play with it for half an hour and you will see the difference. The stars are always perfect and possible to scale to any size. You can create a row of stars of descending size and mix them.
Using a pixel based app like Gimp for this will give you a headache.
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Why Gimp for this kind of work?
Because I don't know any better.
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Inkscape is made for making small stars and distributing them. Look at the Object menu, you will find "align and distribute" and tools like "randomize" and "unclump".
Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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Try a simple newbie tutorial, it's enough for this job. Once you've learned that objects must be selected to be manipulated and you have to use "object to path" to be able to bend and stretch, you can start working.
Working with Inkscape and Gimp together allows you to get past their limitations.
Gimp is basically an app for photographic images and Inkscape is for the geometrical stuff.
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Okey dokey

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