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htmlmaster
I need help with the GIMP, I've used it for awhile, learned most of the functions, but I can't make anything good. Can someone show me how to make a good background a put a good text on it (like the text from the logo generator in script fu)?
Phil
Sorry for the late post...... if your still watching.
have you tried just using layers? Just create the background......get an image, pattern or color and fill the layer... what I like to do is duplicate the background layer and delete the original, that way it's easier to edit and move.
When the layer is filled, just play with it. And easy way to add effects is add some noise and then blur it.
Create a second layer over the first and use the text tool. There are numerous filters you can run on the text layer to get desired effects, or you can fill the text with a pattern. Merge your layers and wa-lah, you have an image.
I realize my reply is very broad and general, so I'll give you a couple of links to some really good resources:

Gimptalk
My personal page of GIMP links

Check out the links, particularly GIMPTalk. It's got some really neat tips.
Antoine_935
Ha, Gimp is the best design program because it's free. and also because it's as powerful as PSP or Photoshop.
Moreover, it's an open-source software, then it can be compiled for every OS ! the best.
I've made some tutorials here : http://easycreation.free.fr/viewforum.php?f=1
but they are in french Wink

Have fun with Gimp !
NeiL
try checking out this site, it has tutorials for a lot of programs and will probably have what your looking for.

Code:
http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/Gimp/All/
eneiaslr
You need learn how work with layers (if you want that effects on text or an image).
IF you would like to make a Logo you can open a picture ( or a new image).
Use keyboard key T to access a Tex Editor of Gimp.
Write your text that will be used in your project.
Open the Layer dialog (CTRL+L).
At the Boton of Layer dialog you will see a Boton to duplicate layer (Click on it).
You Should work in an other layer to avoid corrupt original.
You can change the background, text color, or anything.
IF you want a diferent effect you can change the opacity of one of your layers.
You need play with Gimp as a child and you will learn more.

You can get it.
Wd_removed
To be honest, whilst the most advanced free graphics program it is. It is not terribly good at making graphics from scratch Surprised

However GIMPtalk is a good source for all things Gimp. Good Luck.

Welli
Phil
Welliottdude wrote:
To be honest, whilst the most advanced free graphics program it is. It is not terribly good at making graphics from scratch Surprised

However GIMPtalk is a good source for all things Gimp. Good Luck.

Welli


True,
I've read that The GIMP was intended as a photo manipulation program, like Adobe Photoshop.
But for a free web graphics program, it isn't a bad choice.
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