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Gimp Text Effect Logo Tutorial

In this Gimp Text tutorial learn how I made my Logo for this website in Gimp 2.8. I show you how to create a text cut-out with a punched-in effect into a wood texture. To achieve this you will learn how to convert your text to a Path. A Path is needed for a smooth cut. Also, to get the text effects of Bevel and Emboss, Inner Shadow, and Drop Shadow, you will learn how to use Layer Effects for high quality results.

Gimp Layer Effects
Text Effects in Gimp

Only one plug-in is required, actually a script you put into the scripts folder. This script is called layerfx.scm and you can download this at the gimp-repository here.

If you have trouble with the installation of the script or how to use it, then check this video for step by step installation instructions, with a short tutorial on how to use Layer Effects in Gimp.

In this tutorial, all you need is a background texture image like wood, concrete, or metal as a few examples. There are tons of sites on the internet to download free textures, just Google a search. Here’s what you will learn in this Gimp text effect tutorial:

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Gimp or Photoshop? Lets Break-em Down

The Gimp versus Photoshop. Read this to see which is the one for you!

Gimp is open source and free to download. Photoshop on the other hand is expensive (CC version), but is the choice for professional graphic designers, and photographers.

Besides being some of the two best picture editing software, Gimp and Photoshop can do a lot more then edit photos. Here are a few examples:

* Professional graphics design like website logos.

* 2D animation saved a GIF files.

* Used with 3D software (color and normal maps)

* There are so many graphic designs to create for kids to professionals and artists.

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20 Gimp Logo Design Tutorials

Tutorial on how to make a logo in Gimp
Tutorial on how to make a logo in Gimp

Gimp is free and just as good as Photoshop when it comes to Logo Design. When you are designing a logo, choose to use text, or both text and graphics. Learn to use shadows, textures, patterns, gradients, layers, masks, curves, beveling and more. Either way, the following tutorials on Gimp Logos, will give you all the practice you need to design a winning logo for your website or business.

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The Gimp Normal Map Plugin Tutorial

The Gimp Normal Map Filter
The Gimp Normal Map Filter

What is a Gimp Normal map? It is a texture you can make in a paint program like The Gimp. When you apply the Normal Map to a model, it can give you a lot of extra detail. This is the concept of the Normal Map. It makes graphics a lot faster.

Creating Normal maps in Gimp is easy to do. Before you can use the Normal Map filter in Gimp, you need a gray scale image. The darker shades will have an indented effect and lighter shades will have an extruded effect. Then with the Gimp filter, convert it to a Normal map, and apply it to the model.

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Gimp Animated GIF Tutorial – X-ray Scanner

This tutorial is a Gimp version of the Photoshop X-ray Animation. It just shows you anything you can do in Photoshop, you can do in good old free Gimp.

Gimp GIF Animation

Create an animation in the Animation Playback window. Turn it into an animated GIF file. Watch a video of a cooler GIF animation with Gimp.

You will use the same face and skull images for this project. You will use the Rescale tool, Iwarp, Blur, and Layer Masking.

The Animation Playback window will preview the animation. Then I show how to make an animated GIF for a web page like the one I have on this page using just a few lines of HTML code.

 

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