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How to do this simple text effect ?

Aug 25, 2014, 18:27
Post: #1
How to do this simple text effect ?
Hello.
I'm new on the forum Smile
Does someone can please 'teach' me how to do this simple effect on number ?
Like this:
[Image: VeOt5Sc.png]

Thanks very much and have a nice day.
PS: Sorry if my english is weird.
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Aug 25, 2014, 19:35
Post: #2
RE: How to do this simple text effect ?
As above, with a bit more

It is all standard Gimp tools, just a matter of learning a bit about how Gimp works.

You can do the text all in one, although, for a beginner one line at a time might be easier.

This is the text entered all at once, but then a path is made from the text.
right click in the text layer or layer -> text to path.

http://i.imgur.com/LgPGnVD.jpg


Now you can change the text properties on the canvas, select (swipe) the bit of text you want ( a line in this case) and change the colour.

http://i.imgur.com/DXWn3NH.jpg


Now because you made a path, you can stroke the path with the foreground colour black in this case.

http://i.imgur.com/gv5xwRa.jpg

But you want the middle line in a red outline so use the path to create a selection. Set the select mode to subtract so you can use the rectangle select to de-select the top and bottom lines.

http://i.imgur.com/Y2ApD2t.jpg

Now back to the edit menu and use stroke selection and red foreground color to create a red outline.

http://i.imgur.com/7JUI3To.jpg

Turn off the selection and path, save as a gimp .xcf to preserve layers etc or export as a .png to preserve transparency.

Best thing to do, is experiment, start off with a single line of text and see in turn how each tool works.

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Aug 25, 2014, 21:20
Post: #3
RE: How to do this simple text effect ?
Thank you Big Grin
It works.
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