[Courses][gimp] Lesson 8: Text Effects (How to get really cool
juliesloan at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 29 16:44:40 EST 2005
On Friday 18 March 2005 07:55 pm, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Up to now, we've created text using the text tool.
> But GIMP can create much more interesting text than that.
> LOGO SCRIPTS
I added text to a photo here:
> LOGO-IZING EXISTING TEXT
For some reason this lesson was really hard for me. I think my main
problem is forgetting I have layers toggled on or off. Frustrating :)
> MAKING DROP SHADOWS
> Now make all the letters in the shadow layer black. The fastest way
> to do that is to make sure black is selected as the foreground color
> in the toolbox, select the Bucket Fill tool, check "FG Color Fill" and
> "Fill Whole Selection" in the tool options, turn on "Keep
> Transparency", then click on a letter.
In Gimp 1 instead of "Fill Whole Selection" I think you need to use
Select>All or Ctrl-A from the main menu.
I used text from my husband's website, which I need to fancy up anyway :)
> Voila! A drop shadow.
> COLORING TEXT USING "KEEP TRANSPARENT"
> One last note in case you find your solid-colored text too boring.
> You can use that "Keep Transparent" button to make it easy to
> color your text in unusual ways.
Way cool :)
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