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[Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree

Sep 27, 2011, 12:43
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[Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
Hi forum! I stumbled across this forum while searching for help on using Gimp. Glad I found it and hope someone can help.

Currently attempting to build a website and I have the logo but need some assistance on adding some text and filigree to the background.

What I need done:

-adding some type of Filigree to the background
example:
http://www.thymesavour.net/images/ist2_5...ligree.jpg

-adding text:
-"by Jeni" under Tiny Treats (smaller text)
-"www.tinytreats.net" along the bottom curvature of the circle(tiny text)

-removing the white background.... just having the circle/logo my itself without the white. If that makes sense...

Thats pretty much my situation. New to Gimp and computer graphics as a whole. Took me hours to make what I have now and I have been getting frustrated and seeking some help on what it can take someone else minutes to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Sep 27, 2011, 13:26
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
1) read this http://gimpforums.com/thread-pros-and-co...ge-formats and understand that you should be using PNG instead of JPG for all your images (except photographs)

2) removing a white background is explained there: http://gimpforums.com/thread-changing-a-...parent-png

3) Adding things in the background of your web site isn't a problem solved with Gimp. CSS styles allow you to tile/repeat the image background as needed to fill the window.

4) eschew complex and contrasted drawings on the background that make text unreadable (in other words, your image won't cut it, unless changed to very light grey)

5) Your current logo is awfully pixellated and the faint pink in the circle look more like a smear (more pronounced at top). Easy to redo from scratch, including your other requirements, if you can tell which font was used (or go shopping for a new font there: http://www.dafont.com). This in fact removes the need for item 2)

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Sep 27, 2011, 13:53
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
Thanks for all the info! Will def be using PNG from now on great tip.
I will attempt removing the white background... wish me luck lol

As far as the filigree I meant it in the background of the logo itself, in the circle somewhere. sorry a little confusing in my 1st post.

the colors are something I cant really change. I guess maybe I could try black letters or black outline or something?

The font I used is "Segoe Script"
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Sep 27, 2011, 14:18
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
(Sep 27, 2011 12:43)tingaling Wrote:  ...
What I need done:

-adding some type of Filigree to the background
example:
http://www.thymesavour.net/images/ist2_5...ligree.jpg

-adding text:
-"by Jeni" under Tiny Treats (smaller text)
-"www.tinytreats.net" along the bottom curvature of the circle(tiny text)

-removing the white background.... just having the circle/logo my itself without the white. If that makes sense...
...

I am not sure what you want to do with the Filigree (how it should be applied Big Grin Maybe you can help me there.

-remove white

add an alpha layer
use the Bycolorselect color select tool to select the white
then delete

-adding text

Text This symbol will give you a tool to add text and manipulate size

to do the circular text, please look to youtube for more help.

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Sep 27, 2011, 15:57
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
yea I guess the filigree is kind of confusing, I just wanted some lines above the "Tiny Treats" text so it wouldn't be so empty with just brown space.

I can try all these tricks when I get home from work today. but if anyone is willing to make something quick im sure itll be better than what I can come up with. Took me 2 hours to make a circle Undecided
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Sep 27, 2011, 17:56
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
Where can I paypal you with a deliverables receipt? I will deliver in 12hrs. Big Grin

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Sep 29, 2011, 13:48
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
Started from scratch yesterday and the turn out was much better. I think I got the hang of this, ill just have to decide on a final font to use and practice a little more. THanks for all the suggestions!
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Sep 29, 2011, 13:49
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(Sep 27, 2011 17:56)diginin Wrote:  Where can I paypal you with a deliverables receipt? I will deliver in 12hrs. Big Grin

Smile thanks for the youtube suggestion helped a lot
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Sep 29, 2011, 14:09
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UR welcome. I was joshing you about the payment. Would have helped out, but short on time.

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Sep 30, 2011, 13:45
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RE: [Unpaid] Logo help adding text & filigree
(Sep 29, 2011 13:48)tingaling Wrote:  Started from scratch yesterday and the turn out was much better. I think I got the hang of this, ill just have to decide on a final font to use and practice a little more. THanks for all the suggestions!

Say, how is your project running? What is it looking like now. Share Smile

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