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!
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 :)
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 =)
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
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
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
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
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
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
yeah, I'l try again later:)
Haha, you can do it whenever you want, take your time! =)
Okay guys. I know I didn't post a lesson last week, and I'm not going to post one this week.
What I'm going to do now is an assignment. :3
It's a review assignment.
You need to make a banner.
This banner can be about anything that you'd like it to be.
My only requirements are that you need to use more than one font and you have to use an effect that I've taught you.
(Just adding borders doesn't count. They are not going to count because you use borders in almost all of the effects that I've taught. :3)
Those are your only requirements!
Oh, and to have and be creative!!!
I know that this class is titled "Text Effects" but I want you guys to try new things with your banner making as well!
It's not a requirement, but try to make your banner different!
Trying new things is fun!
Okay, that's all for right now!
I hope you guys have fun!
What did I miss?
Looks good girly!
You might want to play around a bit with the Azimuth and Elevation next time you try this!
And I love that stock! haha.
Claire whenever I try to emboss it never works:/ do you have any idea what I could be doing wrong?
Hmm. Not really. Did you follow the tut step by step?
How is it not working?
That looks right to me.
It might be the different layer modes/ colors youre using when you apply it.
I usually only do it with black or white text (the borders being opposite.) Then I use either the Lighten or Darken Only modes.