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Old 07-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Talking 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

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Step 2:

Duplicate the text

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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

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Step 4:

Click on the blend tool

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Step 5:

Pick a gradient. I chose the rainbow

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Step 6:

Drag across text

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Step 7:

Go to the menu bar and go Select>None

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Step 8:

Click on the 2nd layer (in the middle)

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Step 9:

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

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Step 10:

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

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Step 11:

Go to Image>Merge Visible Layers

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

There you go (:

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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Oh wow, that is super helpful! Thank you so much!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
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Don't get it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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Don't get it.
You need GIMP.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for the wonderful guide!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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wow, thanks so much! i'm so dumb when it comes to gimp ;P
so im going to go try this asapp. reppp(:
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
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I am SO bad at using GIMP. I dont even know how to write "hey guys' like you did ): HELPERS?
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:22 AM   #8
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love the rainbow colored text
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:52 PM   #9
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WOW! Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:02 PM   #10
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Thanks so much! Repped and rated!
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