How to make see-through text to image in GIMP
A really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! This technique can be used for nearly any photograph, however it is a lot easier to see the text with less detailed and contrasty photographs.
- Open your chosen image in GIMP
- Now, add a New Layer – Fill with a colour that matches:
- I used a Dark Blue: 004754
2. Adding Text
- Grab the Text Tool – make a text box, same size as image
- Type your ‘text’ in capitals
- Settings: Font:Franklin Gothic Heavy, Size: ~260px, Justify: Right, Spacing: 0, -90, -20 (roughly)
- Space out your text best as possible, as shown:
- Now on Text layer, go Right Click –> Alpha to Selection
- Then, go Select –> Grow
- Set to 1px (outlines are left over if not done)
- Now, delete Text (Edit –> Clear)
- Then on Colour layer: Press delete again (same selection)
- You should now have See-Through Text and the Image below!
5. Adding a Border (optional)
- You could add a border to define the edges better.
- Same selections as step 4 and 5, go Select –> Border:
- Set to ~3px:
- Grab the Paint Bucket: FG Black, make sure ‘Fill Whole Selection‘ is checked:
- Then fill in your selection!
That’s it :)! If you get stuck anywhere just comment below!
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