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I Need Help In Designing my Logo?!?

Nov 8, 2010, 13:48
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I Need Help In Designing my Logo?!?
Hello,
I am totally new to Gimp and this is my first post. I am also new to web design so I am an absolute newbie. I am only familiar with using the tools in iWeb but I need to learn a vector design program for my logo. I am thinking that Gimp would be it so I downloaded it. The problem is I can't understand Gimp at all, even after watching the tutorials. My logo is fairly simple but I can't seem to figure out how to make text boxes on top of text boxes and finely adjust the space between letters, etc. Is there a good basic video tutorial on how to design with text boxes? Here is my logo. I need to design it fairly large and then shrink it so it will look good on my iWeb page. The font is Helvetica Nue Light.


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Nov 8, 2010, 15:02
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RE: I Need Help In Designing my Logo?!?
If you want vector graphics you are on the wrong software, take a look at InkScape instead.

If you stay on Gimp, forget "boxes" and think "layers", that are parts of an image that can be moved around. The text tool creates layers with text in it. However if you want to move individual letters around they will have to be in distinct layers (a given text layer will use the font's standard kerning).

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Nov 8, 2010, 19:00
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RE: I Need Help In Designing my Logo?!?
(Nov 8, 2010 15:02)ofnuts Wrote:  If you want vector graphics you are on the wrong software, take a look at InkScape instead.

If you stay on Gimp, forget "boxes" and think "layers", that are parts of an image that can be moved around. The text tool creates layers with text in it. However if you want to move individual letters around they will have to be in distinct layers (a given text layer will use the font's standard kerning).
I tried InkScape but they do not have the font that I need. I thought Gimp was a vector drawing program?
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