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How to change the weight of a font in gimp?

Oct 3, 2018, 22:12
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How to change the weight of a font in gimp?
I'm assuming that this is a font weight issue. I was doing a mockup of a dialog, so I took what we had and then tried to modify it by adding some extra stuff. This is what I got:

   

Can you tell which text doesn't belong? Wink

This is exactly the same font and font size with antialiasing and yet it looks lighter than the other text. So I looked up if I could change the weight for a font in gimp but seems that it is not directly available. The closest that I came up with was: http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic...t-in-gimp/

Which I don't understand. Some retired staff member references:

Quote:To "fatten" your text: "Filters->Distorts->Value Propagate" with the More Opaque option.

To "outline" text: "Layer->Mask->Add Layer Mask" initialized to Inverted Alpha Channel. "Filters->Distorts->Value Propagate" the layer (not the mask) with the More Opaque option.

and

Quote:Note that the Value Propagate method for outlining creates the outline outside the text. If you want the outline inside the text then you would apply Value Propagate on the layermask with the More White option.

But I'm a bit fuzzy as to how to use the Value Propagate filter and what it is doing. Can anyone help me? Is there any possibility that font weight will be added to the gimp in the future?
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Oct 4, 2018, 08:09
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RE: How to change the weight of a font in gimp?
Is there something that could be done to make it more obvious that this forum is had been DEAD for a long time?

The spammers keep trying to take over.

Save yourself from them and go to https://www.gimp-forum.net instead
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Oct 4, 2018, 15:07 (This post was last modified: Oct 4, 2018 15:12 by adrianh.)
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RE: How to change the weight of a font in gimp?
(Oct 4, 2018 08:09)paynekj Wrote:  Is there something that could be done to make it more obvious that this forum is had been DEAD for a long time?

The spammers keep trying to take over.

Save yourself from them and go to https://www.gimp-forum.net instead

Thanks. If this forum is dead, then the heading should point to the new site. Also, this site shouldn't allow new users to register.
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Oct 4, 2018, 16:40
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RE: How to change the weight of a font in gimp?
Unfortunately it's dead because there is no admin - who is the only person able to do the things you suggest.
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