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Old 08-16-2009, 06:08 PM
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Default My way to do outlined text on GIMP.

Hi, i was just experimenting on GIMP and i found out how to outline text.
Result:
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Step 1. Open Gimp.

Step 2. Create a new image (File>New). 640x400 is a pretty good size, you wanna be able to crop it later. Click on advanced options and in the background option, select transparency:
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Then Click OK.

Step 3. Change the foreground and background colors to the two colors you want. Click on the square to change it. I chose Sea Green and Salmon.
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Step 4. Click on the text tool and drag your mouse to form a box. A window will pop up. Type in your text. Click ok, then on the side, you will a text tool box. You can change the font, font size, and color. I chose font Pea Katie Shea in size 96.
This is what the text tool looks like:
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And this is what the text toolbox looks like:
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Step 4. In the text tool box, scroll down. You will see two buttons at the very bottom. Click on the second one, the one that says, "Path From Text".
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Step 5. Go back to the fore ground and background colors and click on the little arrows in the corner. it looks like this:
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Step 6. Click on the Paintbrush tool, you will know what it looks like when you see it. In the Toolbox, you can change the brush size. click on the following things in order:
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Then, when a window pops up, you can change the brush size. This is the size i used:
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Step 7. On the window on the side, (its called, Layers, Channels, Paths, Undo-Pattern) Click on the blank at the very top and select "Untitled". Then, in the tab that says layers, click on the picture of a piece of paper in the middle. It looks like this:
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In the window that popped up, just click ok.

Step 8. In the menu on the top, click Edit>Stroke Path:
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When the window pops up, make sure it looks like this:
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Step 9. Click on the tool that looks like this:
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And drag your mouse around your text. Let go of the mouse, then click inside the box you just made. It will crop your image.

Step 10. Save your image as a PNG for best results, then click Export and check all of the boxes.

Upload it to BI and you will have a finished outlined text picture!

(if you want the inside to be transparent, go back to the layers window, right-click on the layer that says your text, and select delete layer)

Remeber, i was just experimenting, and this might not be the right way to do it. If you have a different way, please tell me.

Thank you for viewing this and good luck!
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:38 PM
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wheres foreground
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Wow ! Thank you ! I'll try it later !
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View Post Originally Posted by ilikepanda
wheres foreground
Its in the tool box window, below all the buttons. It looks like this:
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That is cool. You could have a dark color outline with a light color inline.

Is it a image hosting site or a effects site?

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Old 08-16-2009, 07:02 PM
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How do you make Outlined Text with PhotoShop?? (:
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View Post Originally Posted by TroySprinkles
That is cool. You could have a dark color outline with a light color inline.

Is it a image hosting site or a effects site?

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GIMP is a free editing program that you can download here

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How do you make Outlined Text with PhotoShop?? (:
I dont know, but you can download GIMP. :)
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I use Photoshop. It's easier.

But this is a great guide for those who don't have PS!
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Great Guide! Rep point for you
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:59 PM
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View Post Originally Posted by TroySprinkles
Instead of downloading...I might just have you make me one if possible or do you have a shop I can apply at?

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Yeah, i have it at my shop. Link is in my siggie.
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