How to Create Text Images Using Gimp and Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
Let's start with Microsoft Powerpoint 2007.
- Open your Powerpoint.
- Go to Insert --> WordArt --> Select the style you want.
- Type the text and change the font as desired.
- Edit the text. Fill the text with the desired color. Go to Drawing Tools/Format --> Text Fill and fill the text with Gradient, Picture, Texture, or just a plain color. You can also change the Text Outline color and add some text effect.
Now, let's move the work to Gimp.
- Open your installed Gimp software.
- Create a new canvass. Go to File --> New
- Determine the width and height of your work or poster. For this tutorial I used 600x400.
- Go back Powerpoint. Copy your WordArt and paste it Gimp. You can click the WordArt and copy it using CTRL+C shortcut and paste it in Gimp using CTRL+V.
- On the Layers, Channels, Paths... window. Right click on the Pasted Layer and select New Layer.
- Resize the text. Right click on the Pasted Layer and select Scale. A new window will appear. Adjust the text art accordingly.
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- Add enhancements or decorations to your text. In this tutorial, I did some effect and paints.
- To add a glowing effect. Duplicate the Pasted Layer or the text image. You can do this by right clicking that layer and select Duplicate Layer.
- Select the bottom layer then then go to Filters --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur. A new window will appear. Click OK.
- Duplicate the blurred layer once again to achieve an emphatic glow effect.
- Duplicate the first, untouched layer then select the Mode into Burn.
- To add decorations. Here's what I did: create a New Layer. Right click on the Layers, Channels,... --> New Layer.
- Select the Paintbrush Tool on the Tool window. Look for desired brushes and color. Apply as desired on the canvass.
- You can play with the Mode tool in the Layers, Channels,... window. Be sure to paint on duplicate layers to achieve a desired effect.
- Save your work into png, jpeg, or gif.