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1 [Gimp] Inset Text/Ect: Difficulty (2) on 12/20/2009, 2:42 am

TanMan

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Inset Text/Ect: Difficulty (2)
This is pretty easy to do. :)

1. Create a new image. (I'm using the defaults. 640x400px)

2. Use paint-can and fill it with the color you want. (I'm using #707070 [gray])
3. Use the text tool. Write whatever you want.
-Font: Any (I'm using Arial)
-Color: Any (I'm using Black #000000)
-Size: Any (I'm using 100)

4. Select the text layer. Click >Layer >Transparency >Alpha to selection

5. Click >select >grow - 1px

6. Select the background. Click >layer >new layer (Defaults)

7. Select the gradient/blend tool.
8. Change the foreground color to a color darker than the background of the image. (I'm using #4b4b4b [gray]) Change the background color to a color lighter than the background of the image. (I'm using #b8b8b8 [gray])
9. Now Make a straight gradient inside the selection.
10. Click >Select >none.

*Extra step*
11. (I have some extra space in my image so I am going to crop it.) Select the rectangle select tool.
12. Make a selection around the text.
13. Click >Image >crop to selection

14. Click >Select >none.


There you go. You should have something along the lines of this:


This also works for circles. (Haven't tried squares and other shapes.) Tell me if something doesn't make sense. Enjoy!


incredible_fear

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Very good tut..very nice..


TanMan

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Thanks!




ArrowRevolver

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I agree with Fear this is a good tut. Most tuts that are on the same subject or similar subjects usually lack that nice blunt feeling. Some don't even use screen shots. Again Nicely made. ^^


TanMan

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Thanks. Very Happy I just like to make things as easy as possible for others to follow.




Rok

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I've already known how to add a border around the text, but it's nice to see that you have a tutorial set up for it! Nicely made. :)


TanMan

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Thanks. It's mainly for like people just beginning. ect.

Glad you like.




wDzZ

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Nice tutorial ... i dont use anymore photoshop and i use Gimp :) thank's


TanMan

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I'm glad you like it and I hope it helps. Very Happy




KHPlayer

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TanMan wrote:Inset Text/Ect: Difficulty (2)
This is pretty easy to do. :)

1. Create a new image. (I'm using the defaults. 640x400px)

2. Use paint-can and fill it with the color you want. (I'm using #707070 [gray])
3. Use the text tool. Write whatever you want.
-Font: Any (I'm using Arial)
-Color: Any (I'm using Black #000000)
-Size: Any (I'm using 100)

4. Select the text layer. Click >Layer >Transparency >Alpha to selection

5. Click >select >grow - 1px

6. Select the background. Click >layer >new layer (Defaults)

7. Select the gradient/blend tool.
8. Change the foreground color to a color darker than the background of the image. (I'm using #4b4b4b [gray]) Change the background color to a color lighter than the background of the image. (I'm using #b8b8b8 [gray])
9. Now Make a straight gradient inside the selection.
10. Click >Select >none.

*Extra step*
11. (I have some extra space in my image so I am going to crop it.) Select the rectangle select tool.
12. Make a selection around the text.
13. Click >Image >crop to selection

14. Click >Select >none.


There you go. You should have something along the lines of this:


This also works for circles. (Haven't tried squares and other shapes.) Tell me if something doesn't make sense. Enjoy!

Great tutorial, I tried it when the text is diagonal.


TanMan

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KHPlayer wrote:Great tutorial, I tried it when the text is diagonal.
I don't think it would work much if the text is diagonal. Did it?




KHPlayer

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TanMan wrote:
KHPlayer wrote:Great tutorial, I tried it when the text is diagonal.
I don't think it would work much if the text is diagonal. Did it?

Yeah, it did work. I'll show you a pic of it on a PM.


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