I'm having a little difficulty figuring out how to use gradients in gimp 2.8, which I'm running on my Windows 7 system. I'm just trying to create some simple gradient effects, which I will use as backdrops for some photos I've taken. Specifically, I'd like to create and/or use vertical gradients, horizontal gradients, and spotlight effects.
Gimp includes many templates. However, I'd like to be able to modify those templates. In particular, I would like to be able to modify the foreground and background colors. So far, I haven't been able to figure out how to do so.
Alternatively, I would be willing to use existing backdrops from a library in the public domain. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.