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Outline Text in GIMP 2.8

Aug 26, 2012, 23:03
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Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
I know this question has probably been asked numerous times, and I've seen the answer to it, however I can't find the option to do it.

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This is my text tool options when I have it open. I can't find the "Create Path from Text" option. Help please?
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Aug 26, 2012, 23:48
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RE: Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
Yes! It worked! Thank you so much!!! <3
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Dec 5, 2012, 17:41
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RE: Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
Is there a way to change the text outline on-the-fly... change outline thickness, color, etc... the same way I can in Paintshop Pro? Does anyone know of a plugin that will do this? Doing it as described above is fine if I get it right the first time, but gets tedious if I want to try different outline settings to see what looks best.

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Oct 28, 2013, 22:43
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RE: Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
(Aug 26, 2012 23:39)ofnuts Wrote:  Right click the text layer in the Layers list and then "Text to Path"

This produces a black box around all my text. How do I outline the text, like every other graphics program I've ever seen allows me to do easily?
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Oct 31, 2013, 14:13
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RE: Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
(Oct 28, 2013 22:43)Synthezoid Wrote:  
(Aug 26, 2012 23:39)ofnuts Wrote:  Right click the text layer in the Layers list and then "Text to Path"

This produces a black box around all my text. How do I outline the text, like every other graphics program I've ever seen allows me to do easily?
You have to make a selection out of the path, then make the selection a little bit bigger and let GIMP redraw your selection.
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Oct 31, 2013, 18:27
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RE: Outline Text in GIMP 2.8
(Oct 31, 2013 16:10)ofnuts Wrote:  Why "make the selection a little bit bigger"?
Because when you have a small font size the outline often over"writes" the original text.
With a increased selection this problem does not happen.
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