Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text to images, part of GIMP Essential Training.
One of the most simple ways to add something extra to your designs in any program is to add text.…Text is how we convey messaging to people in graphic design, and it's a really great…way to get your message out to people, and get it across in a very interesting and creative way.…So, in GIMP we can actually add text to images fairly easily by using the Text Tool, and that's…what we're going to do in this movie here.…Now, you have a couple of different ways to do this.…You can do either something called point text, or paragraph text.…
Point text just means you are going to click and start typing inside of GIMP, and…you can also do something called paragraph text, where you click and drag out a box to do that as well.…In order to click and drag out a box, you simply take the Text Tool, which is located…here, and you click and drag out a box as big or as small as you need it to go.…It doesn't matter if you get it right the first time, because you can always resize the box later.…Once you do that, you're going to be able to then start typing inside of said box.…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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