The Twilight Saga

Welcome, I can't wait to get started!

I'm Claire, the person that will be leading this class this term!

We will be focusing on text in GIMP this term. 

This term we will learn things beginning from downloading fonts to gradients, to patterns to embossing them and much more!

I'm going to try my hardest to teach you all something that you didn't already know.

I know I'm not the best with text, or anything else for that matter, but I'll do what I can!

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Name: Claire

Username: Claire J. Darling

Favorite Font(s): Celine Dion Handwriting, Optimus Princepts, Clemente, Riddle

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Paramore, Nellie Veitenheimer, The Glee Cast, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Karmin, He Is We.

Favorite TV Program(s): Glee, The Glee Project, Sailor Moon, Gossip Girl, Once Upon A Time.

Favorite Movie(s): Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Girl Interrupted, Howl's Moving Castle.

Celebrity Crush: Darren Criss, <3

Link to Gallery: Claire Bear's Gallery

 

Name: Ashlii |or Ash|

Username: Ashlii Reckless Hepburn

Favorite Font(s): Mistral

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Sleeping with Sirens ; Motionless in White ; Asking Alexandria

Favorite TV Program(s): Big Bang Theory ; Bones ; pretty much anythign on ID

Celebrity Crush: Kellin Quinn ; Andy Biersack ; Ben Bruce

Link to Gallery: My Gallery :)

Name:Courtney

Username: music.is.freedom<3

Favorite Font(s): jane austen, segoe script, and another one something with brush in it lol

Favorite Band/Artist(s): A Day To Remember, There For Tomorrow, Maroon 5, Pierce The Veil ,and thats just the main ones:)

Favorite TV Program(s):The Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds and Impractical Jokers

Celebrity Crush: <3 Jeremy McKinnon <3 Chris Kamrada <3 Neil Westfall <3 Vic Fuentes

Link to Gallery:Courtney's Graphic Gallery =)

Name:Elena

Username:A Thousand Years

Favorite Font(s):Santos Dumont, Celine Dion Handwriting,Tract, Jane Austen,Signerica Fat,Today, K22 Monastic, Peach Sundress,Mayflower Antique

Favorite Band/Artist(s):Florence+The Machine, Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars,Glee, Paramore,Katy Perry, Taylore Swift

Favorite TV Program(s):The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Hollywood Heights, The Secret Circle

Celebrity Crush:Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley

Link to Gallery:Elena's Gallery

Now the questions below will not be put up top, they are simply for me to know a little about your graphic making experience this far.

What do you really want to learn about text?How to make it pop and blend well with banners

Do you already have GIMP downloaded?Yes

Have you ever downloaded a font before?Yes

Name: Juliee 

Username:Romance is my Fiction 

Favorite Font(s): Katy Berry, OptimusPrincepsSemiBold, Desigers, Jellyka Delicious Cake, and Jenna Sue.

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Taylor Swit, Sweet thing, Ingrid Michaelson, katy perry, and maroon 5.

Favorite TV Program(s): Vampire diaries, 18 to life, raising hope, ghost lab, ghost whisper, Physic, monk,

Wizards of Waverly place, Say yes to the dress, and Law and order (SVU).

Celebrity Crush: Steven R. McQueen

Link to Gallery:Enchanted Spice

Name: Nikki

Username: n i k k i (of TTS)

Favorite Font(s): Jane Austen, Celine Dion Handwriting, Mayflower Antique, Optimus Princeps, Foghliten No04

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Paramore, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Cassadee Pope, Sia, Birdy, Glee, Karmin

Favorite TV Program(s): Charmed, Buffy, Angel, Once Upon a Time, TGP, Glee, Gossip Girl, Modern Family, AGT, Idol, DWTS, TVD

Celebrity Crush: Paul Wesley from TVD and Michael Weisman from TGP

Link to Gallery: Nikki's Gallery

Name: Rachel

Username:♥Rachel♥

Favorite Font(s): Aquarelle, Sverige Sript, Handwriting, Tract, Celine Dion Handwriting, Before the Rain, Jane Austen, Denasprint...

Favorite Band/Artist(s): Florence and the Machine, Paramore, The Pretty Reckless, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, 30 Seconds to Mars, Hey Monday, Selena Gomez and the Scene...

Favorite TV Program(s): Glee, Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle...

Celebrity Crush: Taylor Lautner, Alex Pettyfer, Zayn Malik, Nathan Sykes, Hugh Jackman, Boo Boo Stewart...

Link to Gallery: Rachel's Graphic Gallery

 

Name:Sara.

Username:Beyond♥The♥Eyes

Favorite Font(s):Hawii Killer,Summer, and more

Favorite Band/Artist(s):GLEE!,Taylor Swift,Downtown Fiction,Hunter Hayes.

Favorite TV Program(s):Glee,Glee Project,Bh 90210,One Tree Hill.

Celebrity Crush:Sean Faris :) Alexander Skarsgard

Link to Gallery:http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/twilightgraphicsbannersandtutorial...

Name: Taniya

Username: HeartStealer™

Favorite Font(s): Callie Hand, Before the Rain, Anatomy, Everyday Ghost, Vanessa

Favorite Band/Artist(s): All Time Low, A.N. Jell, Maroon 5, The Script, Ariana Grande

Favorite TV Program(s): TVD, PPL, You're Beautiful, Jane by Design, Heartstrings

Favorite Book(s): Fallen Series, Books from Wattpad, Tithe, The Lucky One, Spells, Wings

Celebrity Crush: Booboo Stewart, Channing Tatum

Link to Gallery: Not yet

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Yay! Thanks guys! And it's pretty isn't is?

I wasn't actually going to download a font in the process of making this tut but that font was featured on the homepage when I opened it and I thought it was really pretty. xD

Thanks Claire! It did help up until the last part. Apparently my parents have the parental controls set up on here, and they won't give me the password :/

Oh darn. =/ Well, maybe one day when they take them off or something you will know how. =)

Hopefully :D

Thanks for posting that though I appreciate it!

No problem girly. I wish I could have been more helpful. 

It's fine, haha, I blame Parental Control :P

Name:Sara.

Username:Beyond♥The♥Eyes

Favorite Font(s):Hawii Killer,Summer, and more

Favorite Band/Artist(s):GLEE!,Taylor Swift,Downtown Fiction,Hunter Hayes.

Favorite TV Program(s):Glee,Glee Project,Bh 90210,One Tree Hill.

Celebrity Crush:Sean Faris :) Alexander Skarsgard

Link to Gallery:http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/twilightgraphicsbannersandtutorial...

Now the questions below will not be put up top, they are simply for me to know a little about your graphic making experience this far.

What do you really want to learn about text?Everything I can.

Do you already have GIMP downloaded?Yes.

Have you ever downloaded a font before?Yes.

I love The Downtown Fiction and Hunter Hayes!

They are fantastic!!!

 They really are Amazing!

Okie Dokie, our next lesson will be on text.

Well, duh huh? 

Haha

But more specifically it's going to be on exaggerating text.

This is generally really easy!

It's a kind of a long lesson but there really isn't much to exaggerating text.

But there are a few different parts to exaggerating your text.

Step One: Spacing 

What I mean when I say spacing text is this:

In this first graphic I used one text box, and just hit enter when I wanted a new line of text.


See how boxy and square and slightly out of place it looks?

The spacing between the lines is a wee bit too much, and all the sides line up.

Now in this graphic I used four text boxes; one for each line of text. (So if I was going to do six lines of text I would use six text boxes, eight text boxes if I wanted eight lines of text, etc.)


See how much more interesting it looks just by changing the spacing a bit?

Now for step two: Font size

Now I'm going to vary the font sizes between each individual line.


See what it did? A small, but also significant change in the graphic.

You can also play around with using different fonts in one graphic when you do it multiple text boxes!

Okie Dokie.

Easy right?

If not that's perfectly fine!

Feel free to ask any questions that you need!

Also, you might notice that I used borders on my text, if you don't know how to do that, chill, it's okay!

That's going to be our next lesson. =)

Credit to Eva for her texture that I used while making this.

Now, your assignment is to make a graphic and apply one or more of the steps that I listed to your text.

Easy peasy?

I hope so! But remember there is no such thing as a dumb question! Feel free to ask!

-Claire.

Okeii, well I wasn't sure which one would really count, so I'm posting both :)

They both work! I really like the bottom one! =)

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