Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting text to a path, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
In addition to just creating regular old text, or even just basic text on a path, you can…also take text one step further inside of GIMP by converting text into a path, and then…using that path to perform different transformations on the text to create perspective, or any…number of different effects that you might want to apply to it.…You can then take that path, and stroke it or fill it with a color, and therefore making…it look as if you've created some really interesting text, when in fact you've done nothing more…than manipulate a path.…So in this movie, I am going to show you how to convert text into a path, and then I'll…show you a quick method for transforming that path into perspective to give it a little bit more depth.…
So let's go up to the File menu, and just create a brand new file.…And in this case, I am going to pick something like 800 × 600, and I'll click OK.…And once I create this new document, I am just going to grab the Text Tool, and I'll…click to draw out a box,…and I am just going to type out the word Path.…
- 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.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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