Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts

Monday, 16 May 2011

Neon text using GIMP

Here is another GIMP tutorial. How to add a neon effect to text.

See demo.

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<title>Font effects - Neon text</title>
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<img src="images/neonText.png" alt="neonText" />
<h1>Neon text example using GIMP</h1>
<h2>Prepare your gimp canvas</h2>
<p>Start with a new clean canvas lets say 640px width and 480px height.</p>
<h2>Add some text</h2>
<p>Choose a font you like but I recommend to use an italic text. Now type your word(s).</p>
<p>Right click on the layer with the text and choose Text to Path.</p>
<p>Go to the Edit menu and choose Stroke Path.</p>
<p>In the Stroke Path dialogue choose Stroke with Paint Tool and hit the Stroke button.</p>
<p>You may now need to resize the selection because the text comes too close to the edge and gets chopped off.</p>
<p>Go to Layer-Layer Boundry Size and increase the layer width, centreing the text within the increased layer.</p>
<h2>Back to the necessary</h2>
<p>Select Filters > Alpha to Logo >Neon and click on the OK button.</p>