Creating custom text effects in GIMP
GIMP offers plenty of options for creating custom text effects. We'll show you how to sweeten your text with bold outlines, tasty color, 3D effects, curves, and more.
Well-styled text adds some extra flash and brings out the character of any design. GIMP offers many creative possibilities to style and manipulate text. In this article, I examine a few of the options for creating attractive text effects.
The examples here use the GIMP 2.4 pre-release, but by the time this issue reaches print, GIMP 2.4 will be out and ported to all Linux distributions. Some of the features discussed here are available
only in GIMP 2.4. Also, the menu structure of GIMP 2.4 is very different from GIMP 2.2x, so you’ll have an easier time following the discussion if you’re using the latest version.
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