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Post by The Dream on 2010-07-31, 09:02

Simple Glowing Effects
Created by James
PLEASE: Do not take without permission. Ask me if you want to put it somewhere else.

Intro:
Hey everyone. I made this tutorial because it couldn't be simpler and gives a great effect. You can do it to almost anything! I'm gonna do the tutorial using text, but you can choose what to do it on.
Here's a quick result:
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP CompleteEffect

Steps:
Step 1: Open GIMP.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP GIMPOpening

Step 2: Open a new file (preferably tranparent background), any size.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP NewFile

Step 3: Use the Text tool to create some text. Make it say anything you want.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP TextToolSimple Glowing Effects - GIMP MakeText

Step 4: Duplicate the text layer.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP DuplicateButton

Step 5: Drag the duplicate below the real text layer.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP MoveDuplicate

Step 6: With the duplicate selected, go Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP ClickGaussianBlur

Step 7: Set horizontal and vertical to 10 then click Ok.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP GaussianBlurOpen

Step 8: Go Colors -> Colorize.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP ClickColorsColorize

Combined Steps!
Step 9: If your font colour is black, change the lightness to 52 or so. If it is white, change the lightness to -52 or so.
Step 10: Change the Saturation to 100.
Step 11: Drag the hue bar around until you find a colour you like then click Ok.
Simple Glowing Effects - GIMP ColorizeOpen

Step 12: Save & you're done! Smile

Enjoy! Very Happy
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Post by Marc on 2010-07-31, 16:22

Nice tutorial, James.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Post by Leo on 2010-08-02, 16:39

Yes, yes ,yes! Finally! I've been waiting for this!
EDIT: Thanks xD
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Post by The Dream on 2010-08-04, 05:35

You're welcome Very Happy Hope it works.
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Post by Martin on 2010-08-04, 10:01

yes it works
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Post by Speedy on 2010-08-21, 11:14

w0w, great tut. .... Loving

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Post by Dumbledore27 on 2011-06-30, 08:10

Please add new pictures for this tutorial!

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Post by Trauma on 2011-07-04, 11:18

Warning, if images are not restored to proper viewing, we will have to remove/garbage the tutorial. Thank you

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