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BuzzBoy133 01-28-2009 02:27 PM

How to Make Outlined Transparent Text on GIMP
Okay, this is a tutorial for all those who want to know how to outline text on GIMP. Its fairly simple, and the results are always good.

Step 1.

Open up a new, blank document in GIMP. Make it transparent, too. I make mine 400X200, but you can make it whatever you like. It should look like this:

Step 2.

Go to the text tool and select the size, font, and color of your text. Then write it out. When your done, press enter right before the first letter and the go down to it and press space. It'll make the word not get cut off. It should look something like this:

Step 3.

Okay, now in the text tool thing, press Path from Text. Then go to Select>From Path. Your text should have a white outline around it. It should look like this:

Step 4.

Now, go to Select>Grow. A box should come up. Put 3 in the first box. Leave the second one alone. Then go to the Blend Tool and make the mode Behind. then select the colors you want to use for your outline. MAKE SURE THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. Then just pull the tool accross the text and there ya go, Transparent Outlined text! Then from here, press Select>None, merge down, and crop it. It should look like this:

Hope everything worked out for ya! And remember to post your results!

Kairi_Sora 01-31-2009 02:55 AM

Thanks! I've been wondering how you make it outlined:D
Here's my result!: http://media1.youshare.com/uploads/K...eb27088c31.png:)

BuzzBoy133 01-31-2009 03:00 AM

Awesome! Thats great! Now you can add affects to it to make it look even more intense!

Aggie 02-02-2009 05:13 AM

Great tutorial!

MyBirdHat 02-02-2009 06:44 AM

1 Attachment(s)
I'm pretty sure I did it right...
I just can't figure out how to put a background on it.

Attachment 34765

BuzzBoy133 02-02-2009 09:08 PM

With this theres not supposed to be a background on it. It's suppose to be transparent. And I think you forgot to crop it.

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