Post Reply [TUTORIAL] Text Glow
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Posted 10/23/10 , edited 10/23/10

Ok ok ok, so I've been asked on how to make text glow in GIMP. I'm terribly sorry for those that are Photoshop users, but I've been trying to find a good Photoshop user for this group that is willing to help out with their Photoshop skills~ But no results yet...

Anyways, here's the tutorial on how to make text/brushes glow in GIMP. It's really quite simple and it's just about 4 simple steps. However, just a tip for GIMP, please, when you are making a new effect in GIMP, go to FILE>>>NEW>>>TRANSPARENCY background (just to be on the safe side~)


1. Open up GIMP and click file>>>new>>>Transparency background (it's preferable to have a dimension of 450x300 for CR, but you can change it to your liking)



. . . and after you click 'OK', you should get something like this:



2. Write your text (solid color please)



3. Make sure that you still have your text layer selected. Here's the most important part; go to filters>>>light and shadow>>>drop shadow
Then, set it up to ZERO (0) for both the offsets of Y and X. Choose the color of 'glow' you want. Make the opacity all the way up to 100% and click 'OK'



and you should get something like this, however, you should do another drop shadow again (i did it 3 times) to get a thicker glow:



4. The rest is just easy and completely up to you. If you want to save it, just click on File>>>Save As>>>Extension .PNG>>>Save>>>Export>>>Save and you should get something like this (if not, you did something WRONG):



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Posted 10/24/10
Awesome ~ im new with gimp so that's why i've been asking for tutorials and all.
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Posted 10/24/10

SayingILoveYou wrote:

Awesome ~ im new with gimp so that's why i've been asking for tutorials and all.


ur very welcome~ hope it actually helps~ no prob. thats what this group is for you know~ ^-^
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