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GIMP for Beginners 4: GIMP Text: Create Stunning Text Effects

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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10 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Text Font, Color and Size

    • Using Fancy Internet Fonts

    • Text with Colored Boxes

    • Text and Box Drop Shadows

    • Outlining with Text Paths

    • Text Toolbox Effects

    • Text Effects

    • Text in Layer Masks

    • GIMP for Beginners Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this, the fourth GIMP for Beginners class, you'll learn to add and configure text in your images using the GIMP.  Most of this class is dedicated to ways to make your text more readable and to make it pop off the page.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Text Font, Color and Size
  • Adding Free Internet Fonts
  • Text & Colored Boxes
  • Text & Box Drop Shadows
  • Text Paths and Outlining
  • Text & the Toolbox Tools
  • Text Effects
  • Text in Layer Maps

Note that this is the last education class in the beginners series before the final classes in which we'll focus on making book covers and memes.

So, if you're ready to take your GIMP skills to the next level, this is the course for you.

I'll see you in the classroom,


10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Excellent Instruction. BrIan knows his GIMP!
Nanci Arvizu

Author, Artist, Dreamer

The different effects with text alone is infinite. Let your imagination go and STAY OUT OF THAT BOX!!!!





Brian Jackson


Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the p...

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