Wired Text Effect in GIMP

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We’ve been doing a lot of girly stuffs here, this time we will show you something that is more on the masculine side. We’re talking about Wired Text Effect. This is a great concept when you are doing some elements for boys or hobby themes.

Open GIMP and create a new file with white canvass

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Get the Ellipse Tool and draw an oval

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Fill the oval with black

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Now we want to delete the white background, go to Select> Invert then delete

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While the black oval is still selected, go to Select> Shrink and set the value to 5 pixels. Then press delete.

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Go to Filters> Render> Patterns> Grid

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Copy the values we used here:

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Get the Text Tool and type in the text. Don’t forget to use bold or heavy font style for the text. Position the word on the centre.

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On the layers panel, go to the text layer and then right click > Alpha to Selection

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We will shrink the text this time, using Shrink Tool and set the size to 5 pixels again.

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Still with those marching ants, go to layers panel and right click on the text layer> Merge Down.

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Now, delete the inside of the text by pressing the delete button.

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Remove the selection by Select > None.

Now we will transform the text into something metallic to look like a real wire. Go to Filter> Alpha to Logo > Chrome and then OK

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Merge Down the first two layers.

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You can change the color of the background or hide it like this one:

 

wired text

And that concludes our Wired Text Tutorial. Why not try and make one now?

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