How to Create Text Effects in GIMP

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Add border to text and create outline of text.

Place an image or gradient inside text.

Place text on a path.

1.25 hrs
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to add a myriad of text effects. You will learn how to make your text stand out from the background, how to add a border to your text and how to make a text outline. You will learn how to place an image inside text and how to place a gradient inside text. You will learn how to place text on a path and how to make 3D text. You will also learn how to add filters to your text to generate your own text effects. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • 3D text

  • text outline

  • filters

  • GIMP

  • text effects

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Lift text from background.

  2. Add a border to text and create a text outline.

  3. Place a image inside text.

  4. Place a gradient inside text and create 3D text.

  5. Place text on a path.

  6. Use filters to add text effects.

  7. Use plugin to add text effects.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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