Gimp Tutorial: How To Make Gradient Text
If you’re using GIMP to make a poster, logo, and flyer, you may want to give a gradient look to one of the text elements. Creating a gradient effect onto text in GIMP has been much easier since version 2.10. The “Gradient Tool” can be found in GIMP 2.10 and is newer. This tool replaces the Blend Tool, which the GIMP development team has discontinued.
This tutorial may use GIMP’s Gradient Tool to produce a gradient text effect. If you wish to apply a gradient to the text, you’ll need the Select by Color Tool as well.
To make a gradient text in GIMP, simply follow the instructions below.
Open GIMP and select File -> New from the menu. Any image size is acceptable. 640 x 400 is the resolution used in this tutorial.
You can activate the Text Tool by clicking the icon in the Toolbox. You can also use the T key on your keyboard to access the shortcut.
Simply click and type in the desired location on your image to add text. You can customize the text’s color, font, and size before beginning. Below is a video of the screencast.
Make sure your text is in the right place. Using the Alignment Tool may be necessary. You can use this tool to go precisely where you want to be, like right in the middle.
By clicking the Select by Color Tool (Shift+O) in the Toolbox, you can select text by clicking a location on it.
Go to the Toolbox and click the Gradient Tool icon (G) to use the Gradient Tool Tool.
For the sake of this demonstration, the gradient effect will be created using only two colors: Red and a more subdued shade of red (pink). As a result, we’ve gone with a red foreground and a pink background.
You can use the gradient selector to adjust the kind of gradient.
Drag the cursor to move it in any direction. It can create a vertical gradient. Using a horizontal angle, we produce this effect. To apply the gradient, simply hit the enter key on your computer.