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Forum signature help please...

Discussion in 'General GIMP help' started by Castor001, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Siddharth

    Siddharth Active Member

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    if u saved the file.xcf format just go and change the bg layer :p

    but if in jpeg format it is hard :D
     
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    He may be saying that he wants to delete the original background and replace it. If so, as Siddharth says, if the file is in GIMP's native .xcf format, just create a new layer and name it "new background". Then you can delete the original background. To do that, just select the original background, after the new background is created, and click the Trash Can icon in the lower, right-hand corner of the GIMP toolbox.
     
  3. Castor001

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    Tripwire, thats exactly what i was after!!. :)
    Sorry, I do have trouble explaining myself at times and i cant belive how patient you guys have been with me, i really do appreciate the help.
    I have now completed my first practice sig, with your help!!. ;D
    All i need to figure out now is how to add it to the bottom of the forum page??.
    I can see there is a line which says "you can add your signature" but how do i open the signature from the file and attach it to the forum page?
    Also, does anyone know where i can find some cool fonts to download?.
     
  4. tripwire45

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    Siddharth is the local fonts expert, as far as I can tell. I've seen his advice on fonts here on the forums before.

    As far as posting your sig, unlike an avatar image, you can't upload it directly. If you could, I'm sure we'd exceed our webhost's bandwidth allotment and storage limitations. What most people here seem to do is find a place such as Imageshack to host their sig, and then hotlink to it using Img tags (if you need to know how all that works, let us know...it'll take a few minutes to write a mini-tutorial and it's a bit of a bear, because I can't use the actual tags. The forum software will parse them and you won't see what they look like). If you have a website of your own, you can host the sig there, which I imagine some people do.

    If you look at my signature (yes, it's just text), you'll see a link there. Click on it. I put it there because it's a terrific resource on how to ask questions. Discussion forums are made for tutorial-like interactions. As I wrote in How to Write a Tutorial, it's tough to frame answers in a way that people can understand and learn from. It's also tough to ask questions in a way that contains all of the information the person answering will need. It's kind of an art, really, but it is learnable.
     
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    Wow, thankyou so much all!.
    Trip, that would be great if you could post that mini-tutorial
    Siddarth, I tried the first link and downloaded 2 font types. I extracted them and placed them in the fonts file within Gimp, however they do not appear on the fonts list in the program. :(
    I have not tried other sites yet, but there must be something im not doing.
     
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    did u placed ur fonts here ??? D:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\etc\fonts
     
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    Did you refresh you fonts? Or even restart the Gimp for that matter.

    You probably did, just thought I'd double check. :)
     
  10. tripwire45

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    Siddharth, by default, wouldn't the Program Files directory be on the C drive?
     
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    @tripwire on my system I shifted it to D via the registry :p
    I usually reinstall OS on my system in few months and
    while using D drive for saving my program files I do not need to reinstall many programs as they are in the D drive instead of C
     
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    That's fine. I was just adding that info because, for the vast majority of Windows users, the C drive will be where they can locate the Program Files directory. I'm kind of a bug about instructions and usually, when you are directing someone to do something on a system, you use the default values rather than anything personally customized.

    True, most members would probably have been able to figure it out, but you might have someone out there who is sufficiently unfamiliar with Windows drive letters or computing in general, who would become confused.

    Cheers. :)
     
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    Thanks for the sticky you posted trip, I shall read that asap.
    As for the fonts, I did copy them to the fonts folder and restarted Gimp. They do seem to be in a different format to the other fonts in the folder, could that be the case?.
    I believe the format of the fonts i downloaded were TrueType format.
     

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