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Apply GIMP’s Basic I Script To Text
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Basic I Text Script GIMP

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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Basic I Script to
Text.

You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).

Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

1/
Create a New Image, and set the following Width and Height and Fill with attributes. Alternatively, select Width and Height dimensions of your choice.

Note
If you are not printing your work, set a Resolution of 72.000 Pixels. If you are printing your work, a resolution of 300.000 Pixels will be better.





2/
Now, from the left-side Toolbox, activate the Text Tool. (
Text Tool Tutorial).

Note
The size of the Text is determined by your
Image’s Resolution (Size) - and the look you are seeking.



The Foreground Colour has no bearing on the result. However, I am selecting Solid Black.

                                   

After you have set your Text attributes: left-click once over the White Image. And from the subsequent Gimp Text Editor dialogue box, type in a Text String of your choice, and then click Close - as illustrated below.



3/
From the left-side Toolbox, activate the Move Tool.



Then left-click over your workspace’s Text, and drag your Text to a central position - as illustrated below.





4/
Now, right-click the Text Layer - and from the subsequent drop-down list, click Alpha to Selection.

                         

Your text will now be isolated by the following Selection Marquee.



5/
Now, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Alpha To Logo and then choose Basic I. And from the subsequent Script-Fu Basic I dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.

Note
This filter adds a gradient effect to the Alpha Channel of active Layer as well as a Drop Shadow and a Background Layer.

Warning
The image will always be resized to the Active Layer's size.

Background Colour
This colour is used to fill the Background Layer created by the filter. It defaults to white. When you click on the colour swatch button, a colour selector pops up where you can select any other colour.

Text Colour
The name of this option refers to the text colour of the logo scripts that were mentioned above. Here this colour by default is blue (6,6,206) for “Basic I” and red (206,6,50) for “Basic II” sets the basic colour of the gradient effect: this is the colour the Alpha Channel will be filled with before the gradient effect will be applied.
 






6/
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.



7/
Congratulations, your Text is complete,
and is ready to Optimise and Save.

Basic I Text Script GIMP



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