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saravballchix07-30-2010 11:41 AM

How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Hey guys! Here is a tutorial on how to make outlined text with gimp (:

Step 1:

Open up a new canvas and get the text tool and type something. Make it the color you want the outline to be

http://i27.tinypic.com/dpcrjp.png

Step 2:

Duplicate the text

http://i30.tinypic.com/2iiedrl.png

Step 3:

Right click on the duplicated layer and select 'alpha to selection' Its at the bottom, then press the delete key on your keyboard

http://i31.tinypic.com/1in5fq.png

Step 4:

Click on the blend tool

http://i30.tinypic.com/2ic5zbm.png

Step 5:

Pick a gradient. I chose the rainbow

http://i32.tinypic.com/29wsv3p.png

Step 6:

Drag across text

http://i25.tinypic.com/dq0jrr.png

Step 7:

Go to the menu bar and go Select>None

http://i28.tinypic.com/10x62l3.png

Step 8:

Click on the 2nd layer (in the middle)

http://i32.tinypic.com/v7yst1.png

Step 9:

Go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur and click 'Ok'

http://i29.tinypic.com/oshkyb.png

Step 10:

Duplicate that layer as many times as you want to get the thickness of the outline you want

http://i27.tinypic.com/v486ix.png

Step 11:

Go to Image>Merge Visible Layers

http://i32.tinypic.com/sbh5ix.png

Now go to File>Save As..>PNG.

There you go (:

wowewe07-30-2010 11:44 AM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Oh wow, that is super helpful! Thank you so much!! :)

tarabella907-30-2010 11:56 AM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Don't get it.

wowewe07-30-2010 12:20 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tarabella9 (Post 20307788)
Don't get it.

You need GIMP. ;)

GoldenPuppy07-30-2010 06:24 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Thank you so much for the wonderful guide!! :)

xxaeroxx07-30-2010 06:29 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
wow, thanks so much! i'm so dumb when it comes to gimp ;P
so im going to go try this asapp. reppp(:

SherbertBunny07-30-2010 06:49 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
I am SO bad at using GIMP. I dont even know how to write "hey guys' like you did ): HELPERS?

webkinzro07-31-2010 07:22 AM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
love the rainbow colored text :)

starbucksfun07-31-2010 03:52 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
WOW! Thanks! :)

hereigns5607-31-2010 06:02 PM

Re: How To Make Outlined Text With GIMP
 
Thanks so much! Repped and rated!


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