I’m back with my tutorials in Gimp and, this time, I’ll show you how to put an image (yes, any image you like) in a text. This is pretty easy and fun to do, even for newbies in photo editing and manipulation.
Just follow these steps and you’ll be amazed how wonderful you’ve created :
1. Open your Gimp of course then in File menu>Open. Select the photo or image from your computer that you wish to appear on your text. I use the photo below which I snipped (via Vista’s Snipping Tool).
2. Now, with the image on your screen, type the text you want by clicking the Text tool. Choose the font and size you want and make sure they are big enough for the image background to be visible, cool and attractive to the eye. I use here the Impact Condensed font, size 120.
3. Layers menu> Transparency> Alpha to Selection.
5. Layers dialog> right-click Floating Selection and then click Anchor Layer.
6. Layers> Transparency> Alpha to Selection.
7. In Layers dialog, use the green arrow icon below to move the Text layer under the Background.
8. Right-click the Background and select Add Layer Mask. Make sure Selection is checked and hit Add.
9. Right-click> Merge Down the Background layer.
10. Finally, go to Select menu> click None and you’re done!
I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll be happier if you could leave a comment or anything that would make this blog more user-friendly.
Watch out for the next tutorial – How to lose or gain weight via Gimp photo manipulation!