How to create custom text with The GIMP?
Note : If you have not yet installed The GIMP on your computer, follow this FAQ :
If you have already installed it, continue to read this FAQ.
Click on the button ''Exts''.
Then click on the button ''Logos''.
Select a model (Chrome, for example).
Enter text and click on ''Valider''.
Try different options until the desired effect. You can try ''Chrome'', ''Contour 3D'' and all others that might suit you.
Here is an example with the option ''Chrome'' :
Before saving your image, you must flatten. This is to merge the layers that make up the image so as not to pose a problem of display and recording.
To do this, click on ''Image'' then click on ''Aplatir l'image''.
Click on ''Fichier'' then ''Enregistrer sous''. To make a shortcut press the keys simultaneously : Ctrl + Shift + s.
Give a name to your image. This should usually end in .jpg. Example : ''logo01.jpg''.
Choose where you want to save and click on ''Enregistrer''.
One last very important window will ask you the compression ratio you want to apply to your image.
Select ''Afficher l'aperçu dans la fenêtre d'image'' and move the slider to find a compromise for you between the weight and quality.
A highly compressed image will soon appear on the internet, but will also be less beautiful.
It is also possible to close the window that contains your image. You will be asked whether you want to save the changes.
Attention, it also means that if for example you edit an image, the original version will not be retained as ''Enregistrer sous'' creates a new image with a new name.
That is why it is always advisable and practical to work on a copy of your pictures, when it is not, as now, a new creation as the logo.