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YYZRules06-21-2011 12:09 PM

•How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Hi! I am going to teach you how to make outlined text on the GNU Image Manipulating Program, otherwise known as GIMP.

Okay, first step:

1. We're going to test out making an outlined text signature! Go to File-New and make sure your menu's like mine:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2u4inur.png

This should be the result: http://i52.tinypic.com/vx2o79.png

2. Go to your text menu on the toolbox (it's The bold black A). Select your font. I'm using The Only Exeption (it's a font I got off of dafont.com). Choose your color. (With outlines, I like to either have dark text with a light outline, light text with a dark outline, or light text with a darker outline, such as a white with a light purple.) This is how your menu should look: http://i53.tinypic.com/29ndult.png

*Don't pay attention to the little 4. That's my little weather thing. Ha ha!

3. Make a text box and enter your text:
http://i54.tinypic.com/34y750p.png
You change your size of text from the menu. Under your font drop menu, there's something that says "Size:" and there's 2 dropboxes: one with the size and one that should say "px". Just keep clicking on the up button for the font size.

This should be the product so far: http://i56.tinypic.com/15qrjiv.png

4. This is where it gets tricky. On your layers menu, there's an icon of a little piece of blank paper. Click that. That will make you a new layer. Make the layer menu like this: http://i51.tinypic.com/kah36q.png
Click OK and put the layer UNDER your text!
http://i55.tinypic.com/2nn8dx.png


5: Click on your text layer and make sure your still in the text menu. Click the little button at the bottom of the menu that says "Path from Text":
http://i54.tinypic.com/167uool.png

6: Click "Select" and click "From Path":
http://i52.tinypic.com/adp06a.png
You should have marching ants around your text.: http://i53.tinypic.com/519gti.png


7: Click " Select again and click "Grow":
http://i55.tinypic.com/v3hee0.png

8. There should be a menu like this:
http://i56.tinypic.com/znv5uu.png
Put either 3, 4, or 5 in the box. I prefer either 4 or five. DON'T do 1. It is very small.

9. This is size 5:
http://i51.tinypic.com/2ef2jd4.png
Go now to bucket fill (the paint bucket) in the menu. Remember the colors I told you: dark to light, light to dark, or light to dark-light. Choose a color. I'm choosing gray. Make the menu like this:
http://i55.tinypic.com/fn9tfm.png

10. Click the BLANK SPACE INSIDE the marching ants: http://i51.tinypic.com/a5cc2w.png


11. This is what it should look like!: http://i56.tinypic.com/2cylgdd.png


12. Time to merge the two layers! Right click on your text layer. In the first column there is a choice to merge down. Click this:
http://i55.tinypic.com/scw9yx.png


13: Your text layer is gone! Don't worry! It kind of glued itself to the outline layer. This is easier for you if you would ever make a banner and rotate it or move it.:
http://i54.tinypic.com/2nnazt.png

14. Go to "File-Save As" and enter the name and save as a PNG. A box will come up asking you to merge the visible layers. Click ok and click save.

MY FINISHED PRODUCT!
http://i56.tinypic.com/339nn15.png

I'd love to see your finished product! If you want to post a picture of it, that's fine. If you have any questions, PM me! I'll be happy to answer them!

-♥, Emily

♥Taylor♥06-21-2011 01:05 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Great tutorial! I'm sure GIMP users will find this very helpful. :]

luv2writeNS06-21-2011 06:34 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
What a fabulous guide! :claps: It was so easy to follow, great job in making it! I made this:

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/...utlinedsig.png

I'm happy with it. :) Thank you!

YYZRules06-21-2011 08:23 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by luv2writeNS (Post 23757699)
What a fabulous guide! :claps: It was so easy to follow, great job in making it! I made this:

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/...utlinedsig.png

I'm happy with it. :) Thank you!

YAY! Amazing job! Happy to help!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ♥Taylor♥ (Post 23754355)
Great tutorial! I'm sure GIMP users will find this very helpful. :]

Thank you Taylor!

cookiekim0206-22-2011 02:12 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Great guide!! :]

spiderman888006-23-2011 12:23 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Awesome guide!

YYZRules06-26-2011 05:48 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Thank you all! :'-)

Cheesy106-26-2011 05:49 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Great guide! :) Rep to you

allyb006-27-2011 07:35 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
I didn't get it :(

Caramel10106-30-2011 03:27 PM

Re: •How to Make Outlined Text On GIMP!•
 
Awesome guide! This is what I made from it (:
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...04/caramel.png


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