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Radio Station Image

Feb 22, 2012, 16:04 (This post was last modified: Feb 22, 2012 16:31 by Bill Betten.)
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Radio Station Image
I PMed someone for help creating my logo for a FM station project. They suggested I post on the forum so others will benifit as well, with which I agree!

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I want to add the letter KAPY & the numbers 91.7 to this image to create a logo for a Community Radio Station.

So I assue I need to create a layer to would contain the letters & numbers, correct?

I have already installed the correct font in windows, I will be using.
any input would be appreciated,,
Bill
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Feb 22, 2012, 16:41
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RE: Radio Station Image
well once you start the text it creates its own layer, i would suggest doing the numbers and then the letters separately so you can still freely move em about, it can get annoying to try to rearrange it all as one clump. Remember that there are options on text too, you can determine how close the letters are to each other and whatnot. I saw some of the other designs on your site for the station, they look really good, clean, and the colors are great as well, i dont think youll have a hard time at all with this one.

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Feb 22, 2012, 16:43
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RE: Radio Station Image
maybe a station sticker on the sign would be cool.

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Feb 22, 2012, 16:45
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ehh maybe not... i hope ya post finishing work too.

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Feb 22, 2012, 17:55
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RE: Radio Station Image
I agree with MMS. At least two layers, one for the name and one or the frequency. You can use the Align tool (Align) to center everything cleanly.

As long as you don't explicitly set the size of the text layers by dragging their edges/corners, they should resize to fit any changes in the text (content/font/size).

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Feb 22, 2012, 17:57
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I will start on this project this afternooon, once iIget soetime Smile This image you saw was someone else's creation, but they put 97.1, compared to 91.7, lol.
This issue is I have GIMP installed, but have no understaning of it YET. Now to learn the software!
Thanks for your input,

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Feb 22, 2012, 18:41
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bets of luck, if youre just adding text right now i couldnt see too many problems arising.

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Feb 22, 2012, 21:52
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I do just want to add the text,,,The only problem I see arising is I have NO understanding of GIMP, lol. I will be back shortly Smile

(Feb 22, 2012 18:41)missmacabresass Wrote:  bets of luck, if youre just adding text right now i couldnt see too many problems arising.
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Feb 22, 2012, 22:11 (This post was last modified: Feb 22, 2012 22:22 by Bill Betten.)
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Ok,,so when I open the image, do I open it as a layer or will my work be the layer please?

I am doing it Smile
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Feb 22, 2012, 22:49
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Ok, so I am getting the basics,,,your input is appreciated Smile

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I do just want to add the text,,,The only problem I see arising is I have NO understanding of GIMP, lol. I will be back shortly Smile

(Feb 22, 2012 18:41)missmacabresass Wrote:  bets of luck, if youre just adding text right now i couldnt see too many problems arising.
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Feb 22, 2012, 23:57
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that looks great. not so hard haw.

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Feb 23, 2012, 00:03
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Hush now!, lol. How do I make the background transparent please?
(Feb 22, 2012 23:57)missmacabresass Wrote:  that looks great. not so hard haw.
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Feb 23, 2012, 00:55
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RE: Radio Station Image
for a layer you put in you can just right click on the layer in the layers dialogue box and go up to add alpha channel, i taught myself so its habit to just add a new layer underneath and merge it down, which also works. and then for any new layer they will ask you, when the box comes up just make sure transparent is clicked. best of luck.

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Feb 23, 2012, 01:46
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Hmm, if the image is done already, like above. How would iImake the background transparent? I see the option you discuss,,, but not understanding the procedure.

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Feb 23, 2012, 02:00
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RE: Radio Station Image
sorry, ok youre going to right click on the layer and add the alpha channel then once you do that you can grab the lasso the free select tool and go around your picture and then invert the selection (right click >select>invert) or you can grab the select by color tool its the finger pointing to the three colors click on black and then hit delete, and then place a layer underneath with black, or the color you would like. ill upload an xcf of it in a sec.

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