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How to draw a double border on a Gimp character or element

GKKmon tends to use better software, even if it has the disadvantage of having to learn a new one, if only the functionality of the software is good. So Gimp knows that it's open source and it's similar in function to Gimk's, but GKKmon has learned about Photoshop.

Unlike the phrase "I do not like famous photos because it's almost the same level as Photoshop", there are quite a lot of features that fall behind Photoshop (although some features are better than Photoshop, of course). One of the most lethal and famous disadvantages is that you can not use features like Photoshop's layer effects. Of course, you can use the layer effects plug-in in GIMP, but it's not up-to-date and its functionality is lacking.

So, in Photoshop, you can add and edit strokes and borders in a simple and intuitive way through layer effects, but in GIMP, you have to use it very inconveniently and inconveniently.

    How to put a double border on Gimp

First of all, there is no layer effect plug-in available for the latest version, and you can make it without the plug-in. In Photoshop, simply adding a stroke twice in a layer effect is an end, but in GIMP, it's very annoying.

  • 1. First enter any text using the 'Text tool (T)'.
  • 2. Next, right-click on the text layer> 'Path in Text'.
  • 3. Then the path is saved according to the shape of the letter. In this state, click on the top menu 'Select'> 'Path'.
  • 4. Then the border of the text will be selected and flashing. In this state, press 'Select'> 'Border' menu. In the window to input thickness and attribute, type '10px' to get the first border of 10px, and 'Border style' means border property of the border. . Select 'Hard' to make it hard, and 'Smooth' to create a smooth edge.
  • 5. Enter the attribute and press 'OK' button. You can see that the path is larger than the input value. Now press 'Fill tool (Shift + B)', set the color used for the first border to 'Foreground' and click the space between the expanded border and the original text. Then the first border is created in foreground color.
  • 6. In this state, you may want to stretch the border and paint it once more, but you have to use a different function because it actually causes strange phenomenon such as border penetration inside.
  • 7. Now use the 'Fill tool' to enter the 'Select'> 'Stretch' menu. Then the input window pops up, like the 'border' menu. After setting the pixel values and edge properties, click 'OK' button.
  • 8. You can see that the border path is stretched by the input value of stretch. Now, just like the previous method, press Fill tool (Shift + B) to set the color of the second border to the foreground color, then click the space between the border path and the first border.
  • 9. Voila! The double frame of the Gimp style is finished with a fearful and troublesome! But once you get used to it, it is not a nuisance enough to hurt you again.
    • Additional comments and tips

    The reason I do not use 'stretch' from the beginning is that if you use 'border' on the first border,'ㅇ', 'O'The inner part of the same letter is filled with the border, but the outer part is filled with the extension.

    Therefore, only the first border can use the 'border' function, and then the 'stretch' function can be used to create multiple borders as well as double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple.

    After using this double border, you can use the 'Filters'> 'Light and Shadow'> 'Long Shadow' feature to create long shadow style fonts in a very stylish and pretty style.

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