Paul Sutton


GIMP – Modify image with the Fill tool.

As part of creating How_to's for Libreoffice, I had to modify an existing graphic of a keyboard, to highlight the shortcut keys for different functions (e.g printing).

This formed part of my Keyboard Shortcuts how_to.

In order to do this, I used GIMP

Starting with the original image.

keyboard original

I opened this in GIMP

GIMP plus image

Used the ForeGround Colour tool (also shown above)

Foreground Colour Tool

So in this case, selecting white from the colour history, then clicking on a keyboard key area, you can highlight different keys with a colour.

CTRL-P Highlighted

So this shows the modified image.

I also made a video to help illustrate this process.