Text in a Smash Bubble

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We’re very excited for summer! So, how do you show your excitement in an element? Well, here’s a simple way to make an exciting statement read on and follow the instructions below:
Open GIMP and create a new file.  You can use transparent background but for demonstration, we will use a white background.

First we need to draw our smash bubble. Add a new transparent layer. Using the Free Select Tool, draw the edges like a star with multiple sides. It’s up to you how much edges you want and how big you would like it to be.

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Then use the Stroke tool to put an outline. Change the color of the FG Color to whatever you like beforehand.

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Now, fill the shape with BG Color of your choice.

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Here’s the smash bubble:

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For the message, get the Text Tool and type the text. It’s important to choose a thick font style for this design.

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With your text layer active, go to Layer> Transparency> Alpha to Selection.

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Open any textured paper that you wish to use. Here’s a wonderful paper from digidesign Blowing in the Wind Kit. Right click on the paper and Copy.

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Paste into your text layer. Then change the mode to Multiply.

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Anchor the floating selection layer and then Rotate the text a little to add some impact.

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It’s more fun to say Summer with this Text in a Smash Bubble!

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