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How To Create Amazing Text and Font Effects in Gimp 2.6

Apr 14, 2011, 05:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juan Manuel Ferreyra)

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"This article by Juan Manuel Ferreyra, author of GIMP 2.6 Cookbook, is about working with text. GIMP uses the fonts installed in the system. Many times, they are not enough for even the average user. There are many websites that let you download cheap fonts for a low price and also, fortunately, there are hundreds of websites with free, open-source fonts for download, a huge community of font-loving enthusiasts that have no problem with sharing their creations.

"GIMP comes with a wide variety of filters and effects. Now, we are going to use some of them with just text layers, to give you a clear idea of how to create great looking text starting from a solid-color font. In this article, we will cover: Creating 3D text, Creating glowing text effects, Creating shining plastic text, Creating gold text, Creating icy cold and fiery text, Creating paper cutout and rubber stamp text."

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