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Englan Gradiant in letters

Discussion in 'Requests' started by andybr1ggs, May 10, 2010.

  1. andybr1ggs

    andybr1ggs Member

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    Hi

    How would I be able to accomplish something like this,

    (attached pic)

    Thanks

    Andy.
     
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    there is more than one way to do this. here is one way


    open the flag
    add a layer and fill with gray. lower the opacity a bit.
    add a layer fill with white
    type the text. this will be the top layer. alpha select the text and click: select>to path
    get rid of the selection and merge the text layer down to the white layer and copy the layer and then hide it
    go to the gray layer and add a layer mask
    paste the text on white into the mask. this will cause the flag to show through
    now click on the gray part of this layer in the layer window to make sure you are on the layer and not the mask
    click: edit>stroke path. be sure the color is black.
     
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    Thanks im a first time user of gimp so this will take me sometime :-(
     
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    Hi

    just stuck on some minor points il get better in time just need to learn how the difference between copy and duplicate.


    get rid of the selection and merge the text layer down to the white layer and copy the layer and then hide it

    How do i get rid of the text ? and then copy and then hide it ( is this pressing duplicate, then the eye next to layer)

    go to the gray layer and add a layer mask

    paste the text on white into the mask. this will cause the flag to show through
    (how do i copy the text or is this when i duplicated )

    now click on the gray part of this layer in the layer window to make sure you are on the layer and not the mask
    click: edit>stroke path. be sure the color is black.
     
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    Hi

    I have managed to do this a differnt way but doesnt have the same effect as above :-(

    If you can get back to me regarding the latter post that would be most gratefull



    Thanks
     
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    i will write up a nice tut for you. i'll work on it throughout the day so it won't be until later when i post. fell free to ask more questions. :)
     
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    That looks pretty good Andy, the only thing is they used a rounded font, and yours has straight edges. :)
     
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    Thank you I really need to learn about gimp as i pay £20 (english) for a leaflet produced (template)

    Thanks again.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks they have also got a gradient background english flag which i wouldn mind learning as this would look could on a template for a leaflet.
     
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    you used 20 £ on a tut?
    Youtube!!
     
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    No i never paid £20 on a tut!!!!!

    i pay £20 for a template designing (double sided) for a leaflet £10 single.

    Youtube is ok but some vids aint very clear and older versions of gimp.

    No not very helpful especially when he didnt read my post correctly :p
     
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    i added the tutorial to the tutorial board. check it out. :)
     
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    Hi

    I cant seem to find it.....theres posts from /07/2009 at the top of the tutorials for some reason......do you have a link for it :)

    Thanks

    Andy.
     
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    when i first saw this i couldn't open the attachment you had. the small image you posted looks like a flag showing through a gray layer. the new attachment doesn't look like that. it has the flag in the text which is on another image of the flag with the gradient above. the tut i did really isn't what you want.

    i'll do one for the second attachment.

    here's the link to the tut: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7352
     
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    That looks well good....... cant wait for the second :)
     
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    Hi

    When adding the grey layer (first layer) is this transparency or foreground, background etc etc secondly when adding the second layer (white) i have four options background, foreground, transparancy, white.....lastly when merging down the text then copying the layer to use later......do i goto select copy or press duplicate within the toolbox........sorry for these noob questions.....

    Thanks

    Andy.
     
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    i always open layers as transparent layers and then fill with the color i want.

    to copy the layer, simply click: edit>copy
     

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