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New Text Highlight - No GAP by fence-post New Text Highlight - No GAP by fence-post
This is just a resubmittal of a tutorial that I recently posted. What's with DA not allowing you to edit a deviation and add a downloadable file that was previously non-existant? Am I missing something?

I was asked to do an animation highlight for GIMP without using GAP. The requester really wanted one for highlighting the edge of an axe blade, but since text highlights appear to be a little more popular, I wrote one for text instead. However, this can be applied to anything. You'll just need to create your selection in another way (like with paths or quick masking).

*Click on the image to see the animation*


If you want to do this same thing in GIMP, but you would like to do it utilizing the GAP plugin, see my tutorial here: www.deviantart.com/view/360417…

At any rate, this is done entirely in standard GIMP without the use of the GAP (GIMP Animation Plugin). The way I've written it makes it look like there's a lot of steps involved or that's it's very difficult. Quite the contrary. My experiences with tutorial writing show that the more information you can provide, the better! Once you run through this once or twice, you'll be a pro.

The only difference is, that you no longer have to view this tutorial on another site. I've prepared the tutorial in an html version so you can download it to your computer and work on it at your leisure. Just click on the Download to Desktop Button, double-click the zip file and save the file folder and html file to a convenient location. Double-click the html file and you're in business.

Hope you have fun with it and learn something in the process.

Comments, criticisms, and questions are always welcomed.

Happy GIMPing!

Art
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:iconmrbiggz:
MrBiggZ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I may be asking this question a bit early. When you 'glint' can you do two slender glints going one way and then two very slim 'glints' one going from the left to right and the other vice versa. I wish I could find an example. I've see it in movie titles, web logos that have a shiny appearance.

Maybe I'll see once I crack this zip file open and look.

BTW I'm on GimpChat too .. under the same username! =)
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LordLogic Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm very new to GIMP. I've been using Paint Shop Pro for 8 yrs and animating with it OR Animation Shop!! I like the things you create while using GIMP and I WILL be giving it a try because of your end results. Very impressive animations along with your scripts!!! Thanks for all your tutorials and hard work in thinking them up.
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DearestDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is amazing! I've been looking for a tutorial for this for the longest time. Thank you!
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BIGSILENT007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
hey thanks im going to try it out,let you know how it comes out,,,
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BIGSILENT007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
hey thanks im going to try it out,let you know how it comes out,,,
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anay-a Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
okay, sorry about the other post, i didnt know i needed gap for the other Hilighting Text lol, im up to step 6 and ran into a problem, i guess im the only person who gets stuck =[ CTRL K is not deleting the outside if the text. Nothing happens at all =[ Did I skip something?
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anay-a Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
LOL< i figured it out I had to manually erase it with the eraser tool =] thank you i love this tut, now i know how to do it
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dubzthedon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
the [img] tag didnt work lol what code do i use =p

first one = [link]
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fence-post Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Nice job! Glad you got it to work. Thanks for sharing. Art
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dubzthedon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
[IMG][link]

this is my first try, i think it looks good, im new to making sigs and stuff.

how can i highlight my text make it stand out a bit more at first?
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