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[GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Meiko on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:17 pm

Ever wondered how to make your text outlined? Then you came to the right place! This is a very good skill to have, and it is very easy to learn.

Step 1: Make your text. It can be any color and size you would like.

To do this, go to your toolbox, click the T icon, get your size/color, and drag to make a text box in your workspace. Click to make your text

Step 2: Layer< Transparency < Alpha to Selection.

Step 3: You should have "marching ants" walking around your text now.

Select< Grow<[place in a number] After going to Select< Grow, a box should pop up. WHere it says the size, put in a number. I recommend a 2 or 3 for most graphics. This will be the size of your outline

Step 4: Layer < New Layer

Step 5: Go to Window < Dockable Dialogs < Layers

See that little green down arrow on the panel? Click it. Your layer should go down. This step is very important.

Step 6: Edit< Fill with FG Color OR Fill with BG Color. This will determine the color of the outline. FG (Foreground) Color is the color on the top in your toolbox window color thing, BG (Background) Color is the color on the bottom of your toolbox window color thing.

Step 7: Keep fooling around with your sieze of the outline and outline color by pressing Control and Z (or Edit< Undo) to undo something.

Step 8: Once you're happy with your outline, go to Select < None.

OPTIONAL: Step 9: Bring up your Layers panel again. Starting at the top of all your layers, Click the layer so it is highlighted and go to Layer < Merge Down. Do that until only 1 layer is left of the 3 layers we used for outlining text. This is for if you are adding the text to a graphic like an animation.

Step 10: Save as a PNG, and if a window pops up, hit export. If you are adding this to an animation, make sure you save as a GIF and hit Save as Animation and Export if a window pops up.
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Kennedy on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:28 pm

Great!
Thanks so MUCH!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Meiko on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:52 pm

No problem!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Rainbow Zebra on Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:29 pm

Stickied, TY Becca!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Meiko on Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:32 pm

Another sticky? Thanks! Very Happy
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Rainbow Zebra on Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:28 pm

Anytime, you deserve it <3.
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by doggoneit on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:30 am

Thanks Becca! ^.^
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Bunny x on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:30 pm

great guide
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:01 pm

Very helpful!!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by mitfy on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:10 pm

Cool! (I already know how to though, lol)
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by bell77j on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:42 pm

Thank you
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Very informative!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by bell77j on Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:31 pm

yes it was Smile
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:06 pm

I love this
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by gleekforever on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 am

this helped a lot! thanks!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:28 am

I love this!
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by gleekforever on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:48 pm

haha same here ↑
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:54 pm

Great Smile
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by gleekforever on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:04 pm

lol
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:55 pm

I love you guys Smile

Okay please stop getting off topic going to everyone! Very Happy
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by uniquecowgirl on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:02 pm

Please do NOT continue spam posts. Usually, once you post a "Thanks" you stop, and do NOT continue to say "Hi, how ya doing." and all of that. Thanks Chanelle.
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by Em on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Thank you Cloud! Smile

So,
do you guys have GIMP?? Im getting it soon. I think more tutorials can be used !
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by gleekforever on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:26 pm

I have GIMP but idk how to use it xD
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Re: [GIMP] How to outline text!

Post by abbykinz on Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:13 pm

thanks
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