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Hi guys! Yes, I made another Gimp guide, & I hope you find use in my guide, have fun!
In this thread you'll find tutorials ranging from very easy to hard. If you have any questions, please feel free to VM/PM me. I'd love to see what you've made with my guide
GIF- is best for graphics with different frames or graphics with animation
PNG- is the best for all graphics except for GIF graphics
JPEG- is for simple graphics
XCF- you use XCF if something is still a work in progress. If you save it like this you can access it again later and it'll have all the layers and everything so you can just continue it (;
To use any of these when you're in Gimp save the image as name.png
If you want to go back to that project later though and you want to close Gimp, save it as name.xcf
1. Close Gimp
2. Go to Dafont.com
3. Find the font you want, click download & when a little pop up opens click "Okay"
4. Go to your computer's downloads file
5. Find your font's folder, right click, extract all
6. A pop up will open, click browse, click your username, click Gimp 2.6, click fonts
7. Click Ok & then extract
8. Open Gimp Tada!
1. Close Gimp
2. Find some fonts! Usually I use DeviantArt, but you can also google "Gimp brushes" and websites will come up showing you different brushes. Also linking you to where you can download them
3. Once you've found the brushes you want click download, when the popup comes up click OK
4. Do exactly what you did when you downloaded the fonts -- go find them in your downloads folder, right click, extract all, browse, your username, gimp2.6, brushes. OK, extract
5. Open Gimp and there are your brushes ^_^ tada!
1. Open Gimp
2. Click file - new - select the size you want
3. Click advanced options - Next to the text that says "fill with" there's a button that says background color, click it - now click the button that says transparency.
4. Make your settings like mine:
1. Open up Gimp
2. Paste an image into Gimp (I get my images from weheartit.com usually, but you can use an image from anywhere)
3. Select this tool from your Gimp toolbox:
4. Drag your mouse around the area you want to keep:
Click enter -- Viola! It should be cropped to where you selected (:
Now just save it as name.png
1. Open up Gimp
2. Paste the image you want to resize
3. Right click your picture layer in your layers dock:
Click scale layer. Don't click anything just edit the numbers to a smaller size.
4. You'll now have a lot of space and a little picture so to fix this you'll crop it again (:
5. Just crop it so that you only have the little picture
6. Now just save it as name.png
1. Go to Imgur.com
2. Click Computer (under the Upload images header and next to the Web button)
3. Choose the photo you want to upload - click OK
4. Click Start Upload
5. Copy the code from this section:
6. Paste it to where you want it on WI
Last edited by PeaceLoveGaGa; 04-09-2012 at 03:21 PM..
1. File- new- width: 450 height: 150
2. Now you have to make sure it's transparent, to do this you click advanced options - fill with: transparency
Make your settings like mine (for a text signature)
3. Click your text tool
4. Pick the font and the font color. Type away! After you're done with that crop your image around your text, like I showed you & tada!
5. Make sure you save it as name.png as always (;
You'll have something like this:
1. Make another transparent project (Like you're making a text signature) (depending on what you're making you'll make it a different sizes ;])
2. Click the text tool, pick your font & font color & type whatever you want
3. When you're done typing what you want right click your text layer -- click alpha to selection -- Click select -- grow -- A popup will come up I suggest you do 1-3 for the grow selection
4. Make a new layer underneath your text layer make sure it's UNDER your text layer
5. Click edit -- fill with background or foreground layer depending what color you want it
6. Click filters -- blur -- gaussian blur -- click OK
7. You should have something like this (:
1. Open Gimp - open a new transparent project
2. Click the text took and add text
3. right click your text layer - click alpha to selection
4. Click select - grow - 1-3 I suggest - OK(;
5. Make a new transparent layer underneath your text
6. Click edit - fill with background/foreground color
It should look a little like this:
1. Open up a new transparent project
2. Click the text tool, add some text
3. Right click the text layer - click alpha to selection
4. Go to your blend tool in your toolbox:
(It'll be in between the pencil tool and the bucket fill tool
5. Click the gradient button:
& pick a gradient
6. drag your gradient across the text, length wise
7. tada! Now you can add a gaussian blur or another text effect
It'll turn out something like this:
1. Open Gimp -- start a new transparent project
2. Click the text tool and type what you the graphic to say
3. You can now add gradient, gaussian blur, etc.
4. When you're done doing what you want to the text, merge all the text layers together. DO NOT MERGE IT WITH THE BACKGROUND!
5. Click the now merged text layer
6. Click filters -- light and shadow -- drop shadow -- you can play with the options and then click OK
8. Now you can crop it if you wish
7. tada! You should have something like this:
1. This is really cool looking in my opinion (;
2. You start by making a transparent project (as usual)
3. Add your text in a bold font I use Baruta most of the time for this
4. After you make your text open up a picture. In a SEPERATE project. Do this by clicking file - open - choose your image -- OK
5. On your image project click edit - copy
6. Go back to your text project - right click your text layer - alpha to selection
7. In your text image click edit - paste into
8. Viola! Now you can move your image around in your text to where you want it. Right click the "floating layer" & anchor it
9. Now you can add borders, gaussian blur, drop shadow etc.
It should look like this:
1. Open a new transparent project
2. Add text
3. Add any text effects you want
4. Merge all the text layers together
5. Click filters - decor - add bevel - click OK
You should have something like this:
3. Now drag texture 1 over to your project it'll look something like this:
4. Now because the texture is covering the deer picture you have to change the layer mode. To do this you go to your layers box and you click your texture layer. Above the layers there will be a button that says "normal" click that button and scroll down to "burn" click it:
Now it'll look something like this:
5. Now drag texture 2 over to your banner it'll look something like this & set that layer to overlay using the same method we used to set texture 1 to burn. It'll look something like this:
6. Finally drag your last texture to your banner and set that layer to overlay as well it'll look like this:
7. Now you can add text and more textures, whatever you'd like (:
Here was my final product:
I added text "Find Beauty in Everything"
Font - Jellyka - Nathaniel a Mystery
Color - bc7630
Gaussian blur - outlined in black I set the blur radius to 3
Bevel - 3
2. Paste stock 1 onto Gimp, it'll fill the entire 500x200 so scale it to 346x250 move it to the right
3. Paste stock 2 onto Gimp, it'll again fill the entire space so scale it to 377x250 move it to the left & flip it using the flip tool:
4. Now stock 2 will cover stock 1. Here's where it gets a little trickier. Select the eraser tool and select a big fuzzy brush. Go to your stock 2 layer and right click it and click add alpha channel if it's not already selected
5. Now erase where stock 2 covers stock 1. (to make this eraser make choose the biggest fuzzy brush and scale the brush size to a larger size) It should look like this
6. Paste stock 3 (the clock stock) onto the project, scale it to 500x375 set its layer mode to overlay it'll look likeThis
7. Add a new transparent layer and fill it with e7e7e7 with your bucket fill set the layer mode to soft light
8. paste stock 4 onto the project, scale it to 240x360, move it to the left a little and down a tad
9. Add an alpha channel to that layer
10. erase around the model so that you can't see the background at all, just her'
11. Add a new transparent layer and fill it with 897368, set it to hard light By now it'll look something like this
12. Duplicate that transparent layer ^^ (duplicate by right clicking that layer and click duplicate layer)
13. Now all you have to do is add text this is what I got: It'd be cool if you used your own text (;
Text: Time is precious
Waste it wisely
Font - Honey script
Color - ca483f
Gaussian blur - 3
These are the images I used: Image 1, Image 2
I'd love it if you used your own pictures though *hint hint* (;
1. Open Gimp
2. Open a 600x300 px project
3. Paste image 1 and image 2 there.
4. Make sure image 1 is under image 2
5. Move them both to where you want them in the end
I have this so far:
6. Click image 2 (or 1 depending on which on is on top) right click the on top picture - add alpha channel
7. Click the eraser tool click brush - circle fuzzy (19) - scale it to 10.00
8. make sure you've selected the on top picture that has an alpha channel
9. erase the left (or right) side of the picture so you can see the other picture (:
10. When you're done you should have something like this: Note* Now you can add text, textures, anything you want (:
(mine is darker because I added a new layer, filled it with a light grey - & set that layer to burn)
Last edited by PeaceLoveGaGa; 12-09-2011 at 01:07 PM..
Note* You can do this with any color, doesn't have to be rainbow 1. Open Gimp
2. Make a new project (any size)
3. Fill it with dbe7f8 (the WI signature color)
4. Go to your text tool - click the font Borgine (it's pre installed)
5. Size it to 10
6. Type whatever you want your text to be (I did "love"):
7. Zoom into 800%
8. Go to your foregound and backgrond tools button:
(Your two colors will probably be black and white. Make one of them red like mine and one the WI signature color dbe7f8)
9. Merge your text layer and your background layer together (now there will only be one layer)
10. make a new transparent layer
11. Choose the pencil tool choose the circle(11) and scale it to 0.10
12. Make the first straight line red. (For me the first line of L would be made red) Like so: Note* to make this go faster click your first red dot up at the stop and click the "shift" button on your keyboard and then click where your red line should end at the bottom (;
13. make a new layer
14Next click your background and foreground buttons again and make the foreground color orange
15. Where your red line was make that line orange and make the next line red like so:
16. Keep following these steps until you have all the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple. Like so:
17. Now you're done with your rainbow! From now on where the old colors were you just fill it with white to match the rest of the text like so:
Or your can continue your current rainbow & you can start a new rainbow like so:
There you have it ^_^ This is what I got:
(I continued my rainbow)
Last edited by PeaceLoveGaGa; 11-28-2011 at 12:23 PM..
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