This tutorial is one easy tutorial that walks you through the basics of the program. Even if you have absolutely no idea of GIMP and design, you.

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On this page, the first section glmps our ever growing? Generate isolated parts of a picture and combine them with a random background. Use the text tool to add some text.

You will get a new text layer which you can also see tutorail you look at the layers dialog. You can use the move tool to move the text where you like to have it. Then merge it with the white layer below by choosing Merge Down from the Layer menu. You should now have one layer with black text on white background. Now add a new layer to the image with the help of the New Layer button in the layers dialog.

Tutorkal it to be white. It will be created above the just made text layer effectively hiding it. It will be active which can be seen from the fact that it has a blue background in the layers dialog.


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Click some times on the eye symbol to see how you can make a layer invisible and make the other layer active by clicking on its small preview in the layer dialog. At the end, leave the new white layer visible and active.

Use the plasma plugin to make this layer a little colorful: Use the bumpmap plugin with the blurred text layer as a bumpmap on the plasma layer. You can play with the gim;s parameters, but they have sensible defaults. Now still on the plasma layer choose Add layer mask from the layer dialog menu.

Choose the mask to be white. Now activate the text layer again.

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Make sure you have the mask of the top layer selected and the layer is activated. Use the layer dialog menu to Anchor Layer, which will anchor the floating selection into the previous activated layer which is the mask of the plasma layer in our case.

Now add a new layer and fill it with some color tutoial. This tool is one of the most important tools you have! But we can easily avoid the picture getting pixel-steps by leaving still a smooth transition between opaque and transparent parts of the layer. Using the layer menu you will have noticed the entry Duplicate Layer. Make sure you check the Keep Transparency option the little box next to the layer mode and then fill that duplicated layer with black.

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You can paint over the text with a paint tool or simply drag a black color from the color selector and drop it over the image. You do not have to be himps Now make sure you uncheck the button again and move the layer some pixels to the right and downwards. You can move it with the Move tool while pressing Shift so that it moves the current layer instead of picking a new one. Then blur your layer and adjust the transparency with the slider so the background will shine through: An updated version of this tutorial can be found here: